The Best Is Yet To Come – An Ode to 2016

Heart wrenching news, 

tremendous loss, 

political, financial and social instability.

Sadness, fear, anger and uncertainty.

It redefined so very much.
Amazing vacation memories, 

gutsy and brave new starts, 

renewed faith, 

happy, healthy, thriving children,

unwavering love and devotion,

old friends, new friends.

So much to not be taken for granted.

So much to be grateful for.
Speaking up, 
acting out, 

spreading kindness, 

seeking peace, 

choosing joy, 

stepping up,

stepping out

venturing into unchartered territories 

where dreams live and priorities are clearly and joyously redefined.