Monday, December 31, 2007

New Destinations

I hope that this new year brings you deeper relationships, great adventures and a renewed awareness of the well-lived life. May your journey lead you to the heights of Icarus without scorching your wings, closer to God without losing your humanity and to new destinations without forgetting those who have helped you along the way. (I was feeling a bit poetic this snowy afternoon; hope I didn't lay it on too thick.)

Me on a road outside of Lisbon, Portugal.

11 comments:

beans said...

I hope this New Year brings you many new and wonderful blessings as you set out to discover what God has planned for you and your family. He can do, and has done, amazing things-even in the shadows of the things most overwhelming and unmanageable at times.

Happy Happy to you and your family! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

bella said...

I like this poetic side to you.
May you know all you have wished for here. CLoser to god without losing humanity resonates quite deeply for me right now.
I am grateful for you and your family.
much love.

Kim Ayres said...

Happy New Year - here's hoping 2008 is a considerable improvement on 2007!

I've a good friend in Portugal, not far from Lisbon, if you ever need a contact. He speaks perfect Canadian too.

Raising Joey said...

Happy New Year@

Elbog said...

Yes.

Casdok said...

Beautiful!!
Happy new year!

Tom said...

Beans: Thanks a heap... and I wish you the same.

Isabel: Thanks, and look out Shakespeare... :)

Kim: I just may take you up on that one of these days... and I'll brush up on my Canadian, eh?

Raising Joey: You too!

Elbog: Affirmative.

Casdok: Thanks, and you too!

Karen said...

Well said. Happy New Year!

Tom said...

Thanks, Karen. You too.

eclexia said...

Do you go to Portugal often? I've had the strangest cravings lately for pasteis de Belem. I lived there for 15 months and am surprised at how much I still miss it sometimes--even though I love where I live now and have lived in some fun places between Portugal and here. I don't ever want to move again, but I'd sure love to go back to Portugal to visit.

Tom said...

eclexia: Haven't been back in years, and with two children, don't anticipate making it back soon. I miss the chicken frangu...