Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!

As 2013 closes and I reflect on the days, months and events over the course of the year...
inspired by wonderful friends both near and far,
a loving husband, family and precious grand babies.
A cozy home, food in the fridge, and the bounty and beauty of nature.

It is gratitude that keeps me on an even keel.
I find immense comfort living a simple life, finding joy in the small everyday routines.

Perhaps a small celebration is in order...a toast for the things yet unknown.
The good, the not so good and those things that we cannot change and must accept.

I wish you all the best for 2014.



  1. Wishing you the best in 2014! Bonnie

  2. Same to you Leslie! Today I've been thinking of years past - I was on the phone with a friend in Germany that I've known since 1980 and was emailing with another German friend I've known since 1985, plus I received a Christmas card from other German friends (from 1979)! So glad to still be in touch after all these years.

  3. same to you leslie. wishing you all the best for next year and beyond.

  4. Happy New Year to you, Hostess! I am a rare commenter but faithful lurker, and I always enjoy the brief respite from duties that you provide with these gentle invitations into your life. Looking forward to your posts in 2014, Anna

  5. I echo your toast, Hostess. 2014 will hold its share of happiness and challenge - it will be what it will be - here's to the very best of it!

  6. Happy New Year! Your posts are such a bright spot!

  7. And to you, Hostess. Here's to a new year filled with joy and gratitude.

  8. Leslie, you seem to be able to express your thoughts so well. Thank you for these thoughts today--and Happy 2014!

  9. Have a good one Hostess!

  10. Wishing you all the best in 2014 and thank you for all the beautiful inspiration!!

  11. Such a beautiful and poignant post my dear! I couldn't agree more with the entire sentiment!

    Wishing you and yours the very best in this New Year! Thank you ever so much for your kind and caring words on my blog. they always touch my soul!