New beginnings, promise, possibilities. All those elements were so obviously a part of my lovely niece Carmen's wedding last weekend. Weddings are so much fun, aren't they? Filled with all the hope of young love, the couple exude joy and happiness. They have no idea what's ahead for them. They just know that they love each other and enjoy being together. Life is great right now, and they are bursting with hope and the promise of good things to come.
Even if we have many years under our belts, we, too, can appropriate that same hope and promise. We do not know what's ahead for us, either. We may think we do. Or we may fear some things based on family history and other facts or ideas. But we really do not know.
So what if we decide to live in hope rather than fear? What if we focus on the good things we have right now in this moment rather than on any bad things we think could come our way? Might life be more joyful if we focus on the promise and possibilities?
I'm going to let the contagious hope, joy and possibility of last weekend infuse me. Somehow I think it will bring me more serenity and happiness. Do you need an infusion of it for yourself, too?