rday after returning from a walk I realized the fire in our fireplace was nearly out. Not wanting to start a fire from scratch, I tried to salvage what was left. I spread the coals, giving them oxygen and intensifying their heat. I added a few new logs, and waited patiently. For a long while nothing happened. There was a lot of smoke, but no fire. Suddenly, I noticed a flame flickering at the end of one of the logs. A few minutes later, after just the right amount of time and pressure, the fire suddenly roared. As I’ve been talking with people about their New Years Resolutions, and pondering my own, this experience with the fire seems very relatable. Whether you feel like your fire is raging or slowly going out, I just wanted to remind you of this cycle. Even from coals that are barely glowing, you can start a raging fire. You don’t have to have all the answers. You don’t need to know how and when things will reach the point of combustion. You just need to take the one next step: create space to breathe, find new inspiration and apply it where needed, be patient and have faith. In time, you’ll discover the flicker of a flame. Wishing you a wonderful New Year, I'll see you in 2020!
With love and gratitude, Robin
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