Thank you to all of you who sent well-wishes while I was fogged in last week. It actually turned out to be a fairly mild head cold. The fog lifted, I caught my connecting flight and forged a clear-headed Christmas. I hope you all did the same.
With the close of 2011, a lot of bloggers are doing their resolutions for 2012. Although I find reading them entertaining I've never been a serious contender for such things. Probably because I'm pathetically proficient at breaking resolutions.
So I'll just reflect a little, if I may.
2011 served up a delightful array of new opportunities. One of my favorite online endeavors was getting acquainted with Pinterest. If you're not familiar with the site, it's a lot like bookmarking a website only on Pinterest you're bookmarking images. You create virtual bulletin boards to "pin" photos or drawings that trip your fancy. I like to scroll through other peoples' boards while watching TV with the Hubby. It's mindless, easy and enjoyable. Click on the link and you can see what's on my "boards."
I thought I'd share some of the cute images. And accompany them with a short New Year's missive. Here goes:
2011 was a good year. Yes, there were a few instances where I catapulted into some dark recesses.
And, yes, there were certain things I could have done better. But I suppose that's true for all of us, right?
Sometimes I'll read that regret is pointless and tends to drain us of our energy. I disagree. I think regret is a God-given emotion to help us make amends where we need to.
Forgiveness and humility go a long way in spreading the love.
Is it really that difficult? Most of us are more alike than we are different anyway.
I think it's good to remind each other that they're not alone and that this too shall pass.
Especially while we're on the cusp of a new year.
This is not the end. Great things are ahead. So...
2012 is a good year to have a good year!
We're going to do some pretty epic things in 2012.
Naturally there will be obstacles. They're what build our stamina and hone our creativity, right?
But if this is our mantra, there'll be no stopping us!
And when 2012 is over, in a year from now, we'll be content with saying...
And just like Mary, we'll toss our hat into the air with a victory smile across our face because through it all, we're going to make it.
And at this year's end, please know that I'm honored that you took the time to visit my little ole blog.