Sunday, January 1, 2012

The beginning of a New Year.............

New Year greetings to one and all.   May 2012 be a year filled with good fortune, joy and much happiness.

The past year has been a difficult one for many of us and the world looks a bit shaky.    There is no telling what this new year will bring but ..............

There are times when it is hard to believe in the future, when we are temporarily just not brave enough.  When this happens, concentrate on the present.  Cultivate le petit bonheur (the little happiness) until courage returns.  Look forward to the beauty of the next moment, the next hour, the promise of a good meal, sleep, a book, a movie, the likelihood that tonight the stars will shine and tomorrow the sun will shine.  Sink roots into the present until the strength grows to think about tomorrow.  ~Ardis Whitman

I could not have worded it any better.  

My two shining highlights for 2011 were the safe return of Austin from Afghanistan and the birth of my precious granddaughter Victoria but I have much to be grateful for.   I am planning to be more creative this year (which will mean less time on the computer) and also taking more care of my health.

So in 2012 let us help a stranger, pray for peace, understand, say 'thank you' and sing for joy!

We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day. ~Edith Lovejoy Pierce


Angel said...

hi wish you a great new year xoxo

Blumbärchen said...

I also wish you a wonderful good new year, filled with love, healthiness, peace and much creative ideas!

Claudia said...

Dear Wendy,
thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a kind comment!
And WELCOME as a new follower, I am very pleased about this :O)
Your bears are georgeous and I an glad that I now can visit them too!
Wishing you a happy, healthy and peaceful new year and let's have a wonderful time together her in the Blog-World :O)
Sending hugs

Lori Anderson said...

I pray every night and while it was an enormously challenging year, I feel refreshed for the first time going into a new year!


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