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
Happy New Year my friends…ready or not 2013 is here! 🙂 I have been so busy moving and setting up my new home, healing from a broken leg and of course doing all the things we ALL do for the holidays..I also didn’t get to send you all a Happy Christmas! I hope that you DID have a good holiday, that you were surrounded in Joy and Love, and that Santa was good to you!
A good Christmas was had here..though it was hectic and very different because of the move. My extended family, my siblings and parents, always come to my house for the holidays. This year, they took pity on me and my situation and decided for each family to celebrate on their own. Whew! It took a big load of work off my shoulders! Christmas this year was just my husband, my daughters, son-in-law and grandchildren and we had a lovely time. A simple meal, exchanging gifts, a fire in the fireplace and fun! It was perfect and so much less stressful. It was a good thing!
New Year’s Eve also was quiet. Just the three of us here at home relaxing. We puttered in the house..hanging new lighting and pictures. Hubby and I did a bit of shopping for breakfast bar stools and had lunch out. We watched the “Rockin Eve” shows on tv and just relaxed. At midnight it was hugs all around and off to bed!!
I for one am ready for a New Year..new beginnings…new possibilities! 2012 was a rough year at our house. Not that there weren’t many Blessings but there were challenges too..big ones. Like Health! I’m not one for setting resolutions….too easy to break them LOL. But I do set some goals for the next year. Things like taking care of myself better..being healthier. Keeping Life simpler, taking walks in our new neighborhood, eating right and doing the things I love to do more and things I don’t like to do…well, do them less! Things I love to do like time with family, reading, crocheting, journaling, finally completing that herbal course I signed up for, as always connecting with Goddess and Earth and my Path, planning my new gardens in my new yard, making time to be with my friends, etc etc….lovely things to do and focus on! That is my goal! Enjoy more and stress less! And oh yes, our family can’t wait for our new baby boy to come into the world any day now! THAT is a true Blessing indeed! A 3rd grandchild! ❤
Do you set goals or resolutions? My advice..make it simple and just one or two things. It’s easier to stick to it…and easier to accomplish. I talked about this before here on my blog. I read a book years ago…Change One Thing. It was life changing for me. What is that ONE Thing you would change? Maybe it’s to get up earlier and have quiet time to yourself, maybe it’s to go to bed earlier for more sleep? How about taking that class you’ve always wanted to take…or to start a new craft project? Organize your desk or closet? De-junk the house? Walk more, eat less? Read that classic you’ve always wanted to read or get a new job cause you despise your current job. The possibilities are endless and it’s just one thing 🙂 Try it!! I’d love to hear from you…what you might want to do different and how it works out for you!
I hope 2013 brings good things to all of us. I truly believe we are on the cusp of a world-wide awakening. A call for a change in humanity..in how we all look at our world and each other. Compassion, Kindness, Caring, Love, Positivity, Help, Acceptance…these are what Life is really about. A higher awareness of what the Universe, God, Goddess, Buddha, Spirit..however you view the Divine…wants for us. We can be a Light to others.. leaders in the movement to a world that was meant to be! I plan on working on that most of all. Being a Light..Being Love.
Many Blessings to you and yours for a most wonderful 2013…Make it a good year!!
A happy New Year!
Grant that I May bring no tear to any eye
When this New Year in time shall end
Let it be said I’ve played the friend,
Have lived and loved and labored here,
And made of it a happy year.
Love and Blessings, Autumn
10 responses to “Happy 2013!!……..”
Happy New Year Autumn! May it bring you peace, love and many blessings. June
Happy New Year! I am so ready for this new year. I don’t do resolutions but I do have goals set. I have more than 1 this year but I know the goals I have in place I can handle. =)
I am so glad that you had a great Christmas and it was a relaxing one as well. Normally we have Christmas here but this year we went to my moms. It was fun but her house is really not big enough to hold us all! lol We managed though.
I hope and wish many great blessings to you and your family this year and every year. You have been a great friend and a blessing to each and every one of us.
Love you Autumn!
Happy New Year! I look forward to making small changes for my health and that of my family, and continuing them. Baby steps… and we’ll see where that goes!
Happy new year Autumn!!! May your new year be filled with health and happiness. Well I did a new year resolution it was to lose weight. Yeah I know classic but I just wanna lose the weight I lost at boot camp . It slowly came back . And I have been wanting to try my hand at writing a book but its gonna be a slow process the navy takes up a lot of time. Well Autumn I was happy to read yur blog on the new year I always share what u write with my husband I’m sure he would like this one :).
love the quote!! it is one of my favs!!!…something about new beginnings that jazz up my engines!!! no resolutions for me this year…only intentions!! wishing you much success with those goals!! i advocate anything healthy for mind body and spirit!! and focusing your energies on YOU and yours!!! ♥ u!! <*)
Happy New Year to you and your loved ones, Autumn.
I wish for everyone peace, good health in body and spirit, and much love to give and receive this year.
My intention is to further pursue my healing studies and be able to utilize these more. I too, will be taking a herbalism course this year.
And also too realize my great desire to sel our place in the far north and move south once more!! Yippee ! I can hardly wait !
Beautiful Autumn! 2013 is about Balancing for me and being more true to myself, being who I AM and accepting myself more fully. I look forward to even more bonding with you sister. It’s going to be a brilliant year. Peace, Joy, Abundance in all things great and small. Hugs
As always Autumn….beautiful and profound. Thank you for sharing your beautiful self with us through your writings.
Lovely post! 2013 for me is about gratitude — Being grateful for blessings received and clearing out old things to make room for new blessings. So glad I found this blog!