May your new year be filled with laughter and love. May good health be yours and may your art and life flourish. May your world reflect the abundance found all around us. May all beings be blessed.
Within the prayer hands is Ganesha, the elephant god, on the left. He is the lord of health, wealth and prosperity. Also the god of good beginnings and the overcomer of obstacles. On the right is Lakshmi, the goddess of abundance, who helps us release fear. Together, they send us courage and peace, well- being and love.
Have a safe and glorious New Year's Eve. Take care out there on the roads. In Boston we have a First Night celebration, as do many cities throughout the country. I have never been. I stay at home and retire early as usual. I imagine the ball dropping and the fireworks popping in my dreams. What do you do to welcome in the New Year?