2018 has been quite a ride, and it’s not over yet.
To-date, this year has seen 273 mass shootings in the United States; a federal government shutdown; a variety of data, privacy and sex scandals; the eruption of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii; the extinction of the northern white rhinoceros; 14 tropical storms including Florence that flooded part of the Carolinas; and seven hurricanes, including Hurricane Michael on October 10, the most intense hurricane to hit the United States since Camille in 1969.
It has also been the year to bring us a total lunar eclipse; report of a sub glacial lake on Mars; the rescue of 12 boys and their football coach after being trapped in a Thailand cave for 17 days; and the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
It has been a year of ups and downs, of good and bad, of hard and easy. It has been a year that has brought us together and pulled us apart. It has been a year of political showdowns and manmade violence; as well as community activism, hope and healing.
How can we live a meaningful life when we don’t know what the future holds? In her blog Bread and Honey, minister, spiritual blogger and my daughter Farrell Mason recently published seven tips for living soulfully. As we all strive to be our best, Farrell’s blog serves as a reminder that all you need is “an open heart, a curious spirit, and a desire to live your best life.”
On behalf of all of the attorneys and staff at Harrison White, P.C., I encourage you to live soulfully and purposefully for the remainder of our year together on this earth, to give to yourself and to give to each other.