This year has been marked by some significant events.
A number of first place and best of show awards in numerous contests.
I began my path learning the art of jewelry making and metal smithing.
The loss of a number of friends called back to meet our maker.
I made the rather daunting move from corporate America to self employed artist.
Began a home business with Send Out Cards earning the title manager in lass than one year.
Made many new friends through BNI, a great organization.
The children I mentor continue to excel in their chosen interests.
Won a fourth Utah Best of State Award.
Designed and created a new line of pieces like which have proven to be very popular and still in their infancy.
Knighted into the Imperial and Charitable Order of Constantine the Great and Saint Helen.
Over all, a wonderful year. Some significant challenges are before me for the upcoming year.
2013 will be unpredictable, and like this photo, the unknown lies before us. We may have a hint that something wonderful can be found by moving forward but we will not know until we take those first steps and seek all we can discover.
I hope and pray that we will all open our minds and seek the imagination that lies within each of us. That we will take a look at all the opportunities that surround us and grasp a few wholeheartedly. Unlimited potential lies before us on paths innumerable. That we will rediscover our childlike wonder of the world around us, and with gratitude in our hearts, each of us will choose a path which will bring you fulfillment in life and a positive impact on all people you come in contact with.
Throw back the disguises of the unknown and take a good hard look at what you find, regardless of the challenge doing so might entail. we never know what treasures will await us.
Happy New Year to all my friends, family and loved ones. May 2013 be the best year of our lives……Until next year!