On this, the last day of 2012, New Year’s Eve, I offer you these words:

May you look back on the year, and feel a sense pride.

May you remember the strength of your character, the resilience of your spirit, and the inherent worth of your being.

May you know that you are a part of an ecosystem, and that your life is sustained by countless other living things.

May you have gratitude for what has been; for all that you have lost, and all you have gained

May you laugh at your mistakes.

May you forgive yourself, and love yourself.

May you be resolved to be more fully alive in the year to come; more present in your body, in your mind, and in your heart.

And most of all, may you be blessed with unexpected joys, undeniable happiness, and unending compassion in the year to come.

Thanks to all of the readers of Bishop In The Grove for being a part of my life in 2012.




Teo at the end of 2012

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  • Grey Catsidhe

    Blessed New Year to you as well, Teo! Beautifully put. I look forward to more wonderful posts in 2013!

  • Happy New Year to you too, Teo. 🙂 Catch you on the flip side.

  • Haeleron

    Warm-baked cookie hugs to you and your family, my friend. Brightest of years ahead.

  • Jennifer Erwin

    Happy New Year. Brightest Blessings upon you and yours as well.

  • Thank You, Teo, for your wit and wisdom, but most of all, for sharing your human side. Life is a bit less confusing and frightening when you share its foibles with us. I feel truly blessed to have your writing to turn to because it often puts things into perspective.

    • It’s my pleasure, Kate. And thank you for being a part of this community of readers and writers. I’m grateful to have this chance to connect.

      Blessings to you!

  • Amy Hay

    Happy New Year to you too!! Looking forward to the journey of the new.

  • Soli

    Happy new year, Teo!

    Are you planning to be at Pantheacon in February?

    • Happy New Year, Soli! Yes, I’ll be at P’Con, and I’ll be presenting on the Solitary Druid Fellowship!

      • Soli

        Then I shall be sure to track you down. I’m presenting on Friday in the first time slot too.

  • Daniel SnowKestral

    What a wonderful, heart-warming blessing for the New Year! May yours be filled with wamrth, light, love, and laughter, Teo. To both to you and yours, may the Mantle of Brigit ever keep you and tend your heart’s hearth a warm, welcoming glow!.
    It’s amazing how time flies…and that my Lady’s day is only a month away.