In a little while, 2013 will slip into the rear view mirror, and the fresh new vista of 2014 will open in front of us. Being creatures of habit, the Caron fam met for dinner at PF Chang’s tonight (thanks Mary!) just like we do every year. I’m not at all superstitious, but I love fortune cookies, and I got an especially good one tonight: “A faithful friend is a strong defense.” I think those might be words to live by this year. As the past year showed me again and again, with faithful friends, burdens become lighter, adventures become crazier and dreams become possible.
Thank you for reading my silly and sometimes serious stories. Thank you for leaving a comment or sharing a post that you liked. I love you all and consider you my friends. I hope the coming year brings blessings of joy, discovery, beauty, adventure and purpose into your life. And I hope you never, ever, ever give up on following your dreams wherever they may lead. As C.S. Lewis wrote, “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”
If I were a savvier blogger, I could do what all the cool people do and tell you what my top posts were from last year were. But I can’t figure it out. I’ve spent an hour already, and I’d really rather watch “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” with Joe. So if I may, these were my favorite posts from 2013:
Friends, it’s been an interesting year. Here’s to 2014–to friendship, to faith and to following our dreams.
The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26
What are you looking forward to in the New Year? Do you have a “word” for the 2014? Please share in the comments, I’d love to hear about it!