A New Year

Fresh pages to fill.

When the proverbial cloud of darkness seems to linger, uninvited or otherwise…
you keep going.

You are grateful.
You pray.

You are grateful.
You go inward for peace.

You are grateful.
You forgive…yourself and others.

You are grateful.
You find the light through hope.

You embrace the reminders of the miracles of the everyday…
like a single rose blooming out of season that catches your eye, shares a smile with you and causes you to pause.

You let out an audible sigh and…
you are grateful.

Welcome 2019.

Author’s Note: I originally wrote this on November 1st. I find it even more fitting for me entering 2019; and instead of my rose bush blooming out of season, my Thanksgiving Cactus bloomed unexpectedly.
May 2019 bring you love, laughter, light, hope, joy, happiness and abundant blessings.

Taralee A. O’Malley-Hurff is an educator, a philanthropist and a published author. Her book, 100 Things To Do Before You Are 10, is the go to resource for family bonding and adventure. Taralee has passionately contributed to the fields of special education and early childhood education since 1998, meeting her students as needed in the home or in school. She excels at recognizing each child’s unique gift and successfully ignites their love of learning through exploration, discovery and play. It is through this work that Inspired Education was born. As a philanthropist, Taralee currently serves as the President of the Board of Trustees for the Southern Regional New Jersey Early Intervention Collaborative. This is her 6th year as a Board Member. Taralee enjoys family life in Southern New Jersey with her husband and three children.

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