Happy New Year to you!! As I write it is still 2013. By the time you read it will almost certainly be 2014.
There’s something about the changing of the year that causes much reflection. It is hard to open a newspaper in the last week before the new year and find anything other than “Best of…” lists. I considered doing that myself. Something like, for Growing Hope, what were our highlights of the year. But, I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. Probably the contrarian in me, not wanting to do “what everyone else is doing.”
Or, maybe it’s something more than that. I guess the more time I spend pondering the significance of proper land stewardship to the future of the world, the less impressive a single, solitary day looks. And, I don’t mean that in a futilistic, depressing kind of way. I mean that in a way that is intended to be comforting because we can count on a day more easily if we have some assurance that it will look, in many ways, similar to yesterday. If you were to look out your window right now (or mine, at least, considering I don’t know exactly where you might be when reading this blog post), you would see snow covering the ground. There was snow there yesterday and chances are quite good that it will still be there tomorrow.
Such is the land. It will be there tomorrow.
One of our main objectives at Growing Hope is to care for the land in such a way that minimizes soil erosion so that we can be assured that not only will the land be there tomorrow, but that it will be there in ten thousand tomorrows and beyond.
I hope you had a great December 31, 2013 and I hope you have an excellent January 1, 2014, and beyond!