but do try to visualize the beginning of the year with fresh eyes and optimism.
Anything is possible!
Life will unfold as it will, as it usually does.
One can never predict what might be, where one may go, what challenges we might face.
We can only control how we react...
Embracing and holding close ~ family and friends.
Good friends are gifts and ones worth tending...
family members need unconditional love and support
(must keep in check my tendency to smother!)
Remember to keep my spirits up and to keep moving, however slow or fast.
Feeding my soul as well as my body.
Finding a time for quiet reflection
an outlet for stress
something of beauty to behold
something meaningful to do
and someone to love.
go a long way to keeping me focused and fit
living in a neighbourhood
belonging to a group
doing something for others
cocooning in a cozy space
finding joy in the everyday routines
~ it's the little things ~
accents from nature
the unexpected that catch my eye
and hold me close like a whisper
~ ~ ~
pushing the envelope
taking life less seriously
dressing up for the day
when staying at home doing domestics
and no one sees me but the cats!
indulging in a little luxury
a scented soap
a hot bath
cashmere sweaters and socks
a soft scarf
exploring a new shop
tickling ones taste buds
(salad dressing never tasted so good!)
~Adopting an attitude of gratitude~
"it's not the grandeur
it's the simple
that keep me grounded"
I'm looking ahead to the New Year
with a spring in my step and hope in my heart.
Your thoughts are most welcome
I hope you'll share some of them with me.
~ ~ ~
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest.
I do not judge the universe."