Monday, January 3, 2011

A Fresh New Year

I haven't posted in a while, as I've been busy trying to relax and enjoy the holidays! LOL It has been so nice, taking a few days off to spend time with my family and soaking up the last vestiges of the Christmas season before we took down our tree and decorations this weekend. I wish there was a way to justify keeping them up all year round?

But even as we bid a fond "good-bye" to 2010, it's time to look forward to all the new and exciting things 2011 will bring! I usually make a long list of resolutions, but this year, I'm going to try sticking to just one and see how it goes… 

"You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth."
William W. Purkey

Isn't that a wonderful philosophy?!? I'm not going to dwell on the disappointments and "failures" of 2010 or in the past, but focus on making a new start with a fresh and joyful attitude. (Although I'd still like to sneak in losing a few pounds somewhere in there too—maybe all that dancing will help?) I also have several new and exciting things planned for my creative work, which I will be posting about in the next few days.

How about you? What kind of things are you looking to accomplish this year? I know some of you may have had a hard year and faced difficulties such as illness, job loss, economic uncertainty, and/or family dramas. Believe me, I've been there myself and know how hard that can be. But no matter how harsh the "winter" of your life may be right now, I pray that you will take hope in the fact that "spring" never fails to arrive after that—full of new life and beauty. Hang in there… it's coming… I promise! *Ü*

Trust in the LORD and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper. Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you your heart's desires. Commit everything you do to the LORD. Trust him, and he will help you.— Psalms 37:3-5


  1. What a lovely photo of you and your family!! I always LOVE reading your blog - you're so upbeat and through your words, I can always see your smile!!


    ps...any plans for the beautiful ROSE beads you posted about on the 2nd of December?? (I even know the date of that post - LOL!) After all, can spring be FAR away?? LOL!!

  2. Thanks so much, Jan! Never fear, I've been keeping you in mind and am hoping to make some more of those rose beads later this week! ;-D

  3. WooooooooooooHoooooooooooo!!


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