If processing a whole year retrospectively is too much, or purposing for a whole year ahead is too overwhelming, take heart.
There is today, and that is the only time you need hold in this moment.
Today there are new mercies.
Today there is breath.
Today there is love poured into your heart, and plenty of opportunity to love those next to you.
Today there are small wonders which hint at a bountiful mystery.
Today, in my life, there is a blooming white hyacinth, and I give thanks.
Today, in my house, there are four other people in my fellowship, and I give thanks and ask for grace to love them well.
Today, out my window, there are a handful of chickadees chirping a song of resiliency, and I choose to smile.
Today, there are dishes to be washed, and messages to write, and books to read, and laundry to fold, and children to listen to, and puzzles to solve, and I am not sure I have enough hands.
But chickadees face the winter one seed at a time, and hyacinths will not be rushed, and a single smile can make time stand still and reveal its hidden gifts.
There is a holy Breath hovering near, blessing the moments lived in simple faith.
Breathe, and be the person you need to be today. It is enough.