We've been on a journey this year, haven't we? Politics and environmental disasters, violence, struggles and ethical issues around the world have kept us all on edge. But if you're reading this blog post, you survived it. I think it's important to keep those news stories and personal challenges in perspective. Each morning, the glorious sun - our life source reappears, travels across the heavens and then drops below the horizon to give us a change to rest and rejeuvenate. Look for the quiet places where you can see this daily miracle. It gives us hope, and it will be there again in 2018.
Sharon Frayne is a writer and artist. She is a member of the Canadian Author's Association, the Niagara Writer's Circle and the Pumphouse Art Gallery. She looks for the universal experience and the mystery in everyday things.