A little bit of snow has fallen upon the trees and ground in my little corner of the world. And, with it, peace and gratitude upon my heart. How seldom I entertain peace, it cannot be manufactured or brought about through willpower, but will come in it’s own good time. But gratitude I can practice every day and I do. Choosing to see my blessings past and present is good food for the soul. But, today I am visited by peace and another feeling that I believe is hope. Hope that I can be a better person and use my time more wisely this new year. Hope that there is a God who can help me achieve this. Hope that the new year will bring blessings and that I will be a blessing to other souls upon this earth. May your new year be full of peace, gratitude and hope with a dash of joy.