This day is rare, crops up once in four years.
Last time, 2008,
My old diary tells me things were planned.
Kitchen renovations, then ready to begin, now in daily use.
Places, then unvisited, now familiar,
People, then unknown to me, now family!
Activities, ideas, creations, pleasures,
Then undreamt of, now daily reality.
I feel blessed.
Of course I am also aware of things gone, (not just the old kitchen!)
Sad losses of dear friends no longer here are especially poignant, and I am aware that some areas of work once important to me, are now not part of my life. But my first reaction as I look back is of added riches and of growth and development along the way. Mindfulness practice (which I first began in 2008) took me into writing for self development, and opened up the world of textile art to me. And little did I know that a holiday in Sweden with school friends, would be followed by a family wedding there!. It is good to pause today and reflect, and give thanks for the journey of the last four years.