Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Invincible summer

Greetings all. Happy New Year.
Although the Christmas holidays weren't really kind to our family, there were no disasters or tragedies. Even in the hard times, glimmers of hope often emerge to bring a smile to our face or joy to our hearts. I cling to those and look forward to more of them in 2008.
The new year gives us a time of retrospect, to look back but also look forward. What are you looking forward to? Soren Kierkegaard's quote about living life forward but understanding it backwards, caught my eye this week. Don't you wish you had hindsight today! If only we knew then what we know now. How differently would we act or react or make decisions. If only we had hindsight sooner. But then that would deter from the experience of life itself.
Albert Camus wrote "In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer". Some times we must dig deep to find that invincible summer but it is always there. Never lose touch with it. If you don't know what your invincible summer is, I really hope you find it in 2008.
Your life's destiny dwells there.


Sandie Hudson said...

Hi Annie
Just dropping by to wish you a Happy New Year.

Chicki said...


Beautiful entry. You're so right, and I'm so thankful for everything that God has done in my life and in the lives of my family.

If you have time, drop by my blog. I also wrote about going into the new year, how we celebrated last night, and what direction God's taking me in my writing.


Suzanne Brandyn said...

Hi Annie,
Just wanted to say I love the photos you post. Hope the weather is settling in your part of Oz.

Suz :)