I love looking back, now that the winter solstice is behind us and the days are getting longer again. This amazing year is nearly done, and I can see the new one stretching ahead, vivid and bright with anticipation.
So with that in mind, I propose a toast to
the beauty of our earth
and all those who work to preserve it.
To those who brighten our lives in unexpected ways and places.
Another glass for those who spend their days offering hospitality,
and loving service,
creating edible art,
harvesting the fruit of the vine,
and to those who keep life bubbling along with wit and vision.
A toast from my whole heart to a guy who’s willing to go grocery shopping with me anytime, anywhere,
And one more to our dreams for the new year. You know what they are.
I plan to walk right in, sit right down, and have a glass with you. Thank you for sharing this precious year with me.