T'is the season of giving and receiving. After wracking my brain, I can't think of many greater gifts than the trust of a child or animal. Then, of course, the trick is maintaining our worthiness of such a precious gift.
And the New Year is traditionally a time of hope. Our hope, as always, rests with our young. As I approach my 60th New Year, I realize that with a greater sense of import than ever.
Be good to yourself and others in 2011. (Amazingly, the latter usually accomplishes the former.)
Happy New Year.
Photo by Hilary.