It is my experience that the best journey begins with little expectation, but with great openness to whatever appears on the horizon, the path, or beyond the next turn. There is something magic about daring the willingness to step out, especially when the way is unmarked. Not for any purpose, not for any destination or end–but just to put a bare foot on the dawn-cold sand and move forward.
If I have a wish for all of us in this barely begun New Year it is to meet each day with eyes fully open to beauty. Even when it can only be found in the darkest of sorrows. To hold tolerance and understanding in heart and mind rather than judgement and fear. To actively seek peace and justice without flinching. To speak the truth without flinching. To live the truth unafraid, and with joy.
And remember to smile and breathe, just breathe.