By Mary McPhail Gray
NVW Board Chair
So we have turned into 2018—and the gatherings of family and friends were marked by reflections on the year 2017 and hopes for the New Year.
Some of us made resolutions, others made promises to each other to stay more in touch or start some new journeys—take some new risks. Alfred Tennyson wrote, “Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come whispering ‘it will be happier.’”
And don’t we all wish it so? Whether reflecting on relationships or finances or losses or fears and challenges, we want to feel some sense of hope that the differences will be positive. And we often ask each other to name their hopes for the New Year—as if they then might become real. [Read more…] about Hope