We come to the beginning of a new year once a year.
We seem to have just enough time to remind ourselves that life is always about transitions; and that sometimes the best we can do is to just nudge these repeating beginnings toward our desired path.
What we should appreciate is what we can reach — the ability to create moments of joy toward where we want to go. Those achievable efforts, more reliable than large dreams, assure we can nudge life along.
The garden comes back every year a little better than last because of a few little things we did. A new dog or cat arrives. A new friendship is found. A great new recipe is discovered matching our better cooking skills. Life is enriched because we nudged it along with our smaller dreams and little daily efforts.