Sunday, January 1, 2012

This year….

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Thankfully, 2011 is just about done. Not that this has been the worst year of my life. This has just been a long tiring year.

Yes, this year there were lots of tears.

And there was laughter. Not as much as there should’ve been. Still there were good times.

There were things to celebrate.

And things to mourn.

I found old friends.

And I learned that death took a few from me.

I didn’t bother looking back on my post from last year about resolutions or goals. This year has been a very strange year full of lots of growing pains, and the list of goals I had written from last year seems almost silly now. Outdated. Tonight I won’t be writing up resolutions or goals. Or giving this year a theme. 2012 is all about seizing opportunities with hope and about facing the troubles coming my way with courage.

This year, I’m wishing all of you courage. To try something new. To send off your manuscript that you let linger too long on your hard drive. To show off that singing talent you’ve kept hidden. To get out of bed when you think there’s no reason left. To find laughter even when you have tears on your cheeks. And joy when the world seems so heavy with grief.

2012 is here. Happy New Year!!!


  1. Hugs, Maripat. It sounds like your theme is COURAGE.

  2. LOL...I just got done explaining about themes on FB. Yes, courage could be one theme, though honestly, I'm sure that's not my theme for the year. Anyway, I'm glad you stopped by. Happy New Year, Val! And the three new bundles arriving in 2012.

  3. I'm glad 2012 is here too. 2011 couldn't end fast enough for me.

    Happy New Year, hon.

  4. Hugs, Maria. You have a great new year!