Saturday, December 31, 2011

HELLO, GOODBYE

Tonight we turn the page on 2011, putting that behind us.  We are placed on a fresh, new page of 2012 at midnight tonight.  Amazing, isn't it, how the days just keep rolling along.  Think about how many years you have walked this earth, how many days you've had so far.  Amazing!

Personally, the only resolution I'm going to make and try to keep is keeping a daily gratefulness journal.  Each day, writing down one thing for which I'm grateful may change my attitude (which has gotten more negative as 2011 went by).  That, and getting back to the meditation cushion.  I need that to keep me centered and sane.

So often we know exactly what we need (or don't need) and yet we ignore it.  Why?  I guess that's a question best answered by philosophers and psychologists, not me.

So today, as this old year wanes and the new year begins,
may you have health, happiness and contentment in your life. 
May you see the small things that make life worth living
and bear the big things that often throw us off course. 
Take care, my friends; and thank you so much for being with me for another year!

Happy 2012!



15 comments:

Judy said...

Lots of happiness and inspiration in 2012!

Maggie Latham said...

Many creative blessings for 2012, Rhonda.....

Sadami said...

Hi,Rhonda,
Wish you very Happy New Year!! But I'd say special thanks for brave Rhonda who disclosed her inner world with us, while care cared for us so much in 2011. Keep up this wonderful blog! Enjoy painting! Pass my best wishes to your wonderful Honey and family.
Best wishes,Sadami

jgr said...

Rhonda, what a lovely post! I thank you for your friendship and support throughout the last year and I wish you all the best in 2012.

debwardart said...

Your sentiments are true and something we should all consider - we ALL get too negative sometimes. Just gotta find the humor in it all, laugh a lot, and get on with it!

Myrna Wacknov said...

Happy New Year to you, my internet friend. I am excited to be meeting you in person this year!

Carol Blackburn said...

Happy New Year, Rhonda....it will be a year of change in many ways.

Gaylynn said...

Wishing you a healthy and prosperous New Year!

Gary L. Everest said...

Hi Rhonda,
It's been a great pleasure to know you and follow your blog in 2011 and I look forward to the New Year to see what new treats you'll create.
It's always nice to read your comments on my blog, too. I appreciate your honesty and support and hope I may continue to be worthy of it in 2012.
Hope you and Jerry have a great time tonight, even if it's a subdued celebration.
HAPPY NEW YEAR,
Gary.

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Hi Rhonda, Happy New Year and may 2012 be a wonderful year for you.

Jeanette said...

The best of years will be yours in 2012.

Resolutions are simply dreams without focus. That's why they never last, there is no plan attached to them usually.

Live and enjoy the moment. The past is gone, the future is yet to be.

conservativelybohemian said...

May your blessings increase manifold in this new year of 2012, Rhonda.

Caroline said...

Wishing you a very happy and creative New Year Rhonda.

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

Happy New Year, Rhonda! May it be healthy, blessed and prosperous :)

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks so much to everyone for the wonderful New Year wishes and comments :) Here's to a fantastic and amazing 2012!