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Trying to remember that there is always a reason, always something that makes you smile during the day- recognizing the event, person or situation that made you smile will make your day seem that much better.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Chapter starts...

but before I turn that page, I am perusing the last one...
What is there to say...
it was full of surprises....
Full of love...
Lots of laughter...
lots of tears..
Another year in the books,
A thousand smiles..
Through good times and some not so good times...
I am sitting on the couch snuggled up with my kitties and my wonderful husband...
Ringing in the new year in our own quiet way..
Reflecting on the past year...
remembering the people we have lost
Appreciating the loved ones...
talking about the frustrations..
and realizing how little those frustrations actually affected our lives..
Relishing in the smiles...
knowing that they are what we will remember...
Those are what we celebrate..
Vacations were had,
Celebrations abounded...
Another year older,
Another year together..
lots of work done on the house..
more to do..
While we get ready to ring in the new year,
we stare at the blank pages..
wonder how they will fill up...
wonder what memories they will hold...
one thing is for sure...
it is always an adventure...
There will be moments of laughing so hard that we cry,
and crying so hard that we have to laugh...
there will be new people in our lives,
and some that will leave...
but, together, we will be able to look back and realize that we have made it through...
I wish that all of you, in  your corners of the world, ring in the New Year with love, laughter and ready to fill up those pages of the book with wonderful memories....love and hugs and wishes of happiness and a million smiles to fill those pages....
bring it on 2014...we're ready...

Monday, December 23, 2013

Merry Christmas to all..

As we embark on our crazy holiday week, I wanted to just take a moment..
To reflect..
To appreciate..
to say
Thank you..
for reading
for commenting
for inspiring
for sharing
for opening your hearts
for being a sound board
for hanging in despite the lack of posts
For I know every day that there are people, friends, out there who are rooting for me.
Who are thinking of me...
Please know that I think of you all often...
send out little thoughts to the universe
When I smile,
When I laugh,
When I see things that make me think of you,
when I gaze at the art work that graces my walls,
the magnets on the refrigerator,
the pictures on the shelf,
some are still blogging,
many are not...
but I think of you every time I smile,
Every time I hear a funny story,
I pull for you when things aren't going well in your worlds,
and I cheer when they are.
As the holidays approach again,
and the hustle and bustle continues,
as we face a new year, a new chapter, a new journey,
you have all had a profound impact on my life...
in so many ways.
As the lights twinkle,
the presents are opened,
The laughter, and probably some tears ring out,
as I raise my glass to toast family and friends,
please know that you are all part of what I am toasting this week and always.
On the back of the frigid wind that is blowing outside, the gentle snow flakes that are falling, I am sending love, peace and my gratitude to each of you and wishing you the very happiest of holiday seasons.
All my love, always,

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Tis the Season

Of laughter
Of love
Of events
Of running around
Spending time with those that you care about...
For some,
it is also the season of emptiness
The season when losses are felt deeper,
The emptiness seems all consuming
While I count my blessings every day,
this is the season when I make sure to do my best to share the blessings with others...
While I am looking forward to spending time with my family,
friends are spending their first holidays without one of their parents,
Friends are suffering losses that they will remember forever..
These days, tears come more often than laughter for some..
So tonight, while I sit and wrap presents and stress about what else needs to get done..
I take a few moments to send blessings to all who are suffering this season...
positive thoughts to all of those who need them...
my love and virtual hugs to all who are feeling lonely...
And to all of you out there in blog land....my wishes for love, peace and happiness...always...