Christmas drinkspublished: 2013-12-23
During a ‘women’s only’ Christmas party, I handed all the guests a blank card. I asked them to write down what 2013 had brought them on one side of the card, and their expectations for 2014 on the other side.
On reading the cards, 2013 showed varying emotions. Some experienced a year of set backs, others a year in which specific hopes had materialized. Some women learned they would never heal, others overcame physical or emotional ails.
For 2014, the guests were unanimous in their desire: (inner) peace and balance, happiness for loved ones. I don’t think I’ve ever heard any woman hope for otherwise. It would seem that turmoil is the essence of our being. Which is a good thing. Turmoil leads to change. Women lead to change.