During an unbelievable ten day trip to China in April, I managed to visit 8 cities, take 9 separate flight legs, and stay in 6 different hotels. It was grueling and miraculous at the same time. All of the pieces should not have fallen into place; a trip like this just does not come off without a hitch. And yet, it did….and the feeling was one of being exactly where I was supposed to be in every moment.
Happy Chinese New Year! On February 14th, the Year of the Tiger officially began according to the traditional Chinese system, which recognizes the cyclical nature of life. Both Lily and I were born in Tiger years, so I have high expectations for 2010.
“Behold there came, Wisemen from the East…saying where is he that is born? For we have seen his star in the East and have come to worship him…..And when they saw the young child with Mary, his mother, they fell down and worshipped him; and when they opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.”
There are moments when a song you’ve heard many times before suddenly speaks to you in a new way. Earlier this week, my Ipod ‘accidentally’ flipped to a song by Alison Krauss called “Get Me Through December.”