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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Blessings for You!

And now let us welcome the New Year
Full of things that have never been.
                                                 -Rainer Maria Rilke

Every new year I grab my Simple Abundance book written by Sarah Ban Breathnach and dream of living a authentic life. Funny how every January 1st, I always think of all the new promises a new year holds.

This is what Ms Breathnach says about January: The month of new beginnings and cherished memories, beckons. Come, let winter weave her wondrous spell:cold, crisp, woolen-muffler days, long dark evenings of savory suppers, lively conversations, or solitary joys. Outside the temperture drops as the snow falls softly. All of nature is at peace. We should be, too. Draw hearthside. This is the month of dream, to look forward to the year ahead and the journey within.

Isn't that a wonderful way to think of the month of January? I had planned today to sit back and relax. Take the day off but instead I put on a CD that Gretchen made for me before she moved to Kentucky that always makes me want to do something creative and I have been working on the room upstairs trying to get it finished before winters end. Can't wait to show you what it is going to look like.  I am starting to really like how it is turning out.

Hope you enjoyed my friend Dr. Kathy's Blogazine post. It was the prefect way to end my year of blogging. Thank you so much Dr. Kathy for being my guest. I have another friend who sent me her story this weekend and she will be the prefect way to start my new year of Blogging. She is a Hoot does that give you a hint who she might be.

Thank you for sticking with me another year. I can not begin to tell you how much your friendship means to this ole grandma.

Looking forward to our times together in 2012. Now I must return to my project upstairs.
Sending you nothing but good Blessings for the New Year.

Love to you all


Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Beautiful thoughts and words to ponder dear sweet Maggie. I'm wishing you a very happy and prosperous new year full of love and happiness.


Unknown said...

Sweetie, a day without yu is like a day without sunshine!! Truly, you know how deeply we adore you & your fabulous humor & delightful shares. You are a beautiful friend/sister.

Have a beautiful New Year filled with many joys & blessings ...

And don't forget that write about Studly Dooright! Chuckle.

All our love,
Marydon & Harold

Buttercup said...

And love to you, Maggie. So grateful for your friendship. Wishing you all health and happiness in the new year!

Sonny G said...

lotsa pondering goin on here too.

always makes me smile when I visit you.

Happy New Year, I hope its a great one for you and christie.

love ya bunches

acorn hollow said...

I too have that book. I used the secret last year and continue to use it. I have the book on cd in my car.
Happy new year to you maggie

Auntie Cake said...

Happy New Year to you too! Wishing you all the best in 2012. Can't believe it's here already!

Kim said...

Happy New Year Maggie. I wish you nothing but the very best in 2012

Brynwood Needleworks said...

What a thoughtful and inspirational post, Maggie. I wish for you only good health, happiness and friendship in 2012.
Love always,

Cherrie said...

I can't wait to see what the room looks like!

Susie Swanson said...

I wish you the best year ever Maggie.. from my family to yours..Happy New Year..Susie

CHERI said...

Beautiful! Can't wait to check out your recent postings. I've been away from blogging much too long and know I've missed a lot. Please come back to visit me soon:) Happy New Year to you and yours. Sure hope 2012 is good to all of us!

My Grama's Soul said...

Hi Maggie.....looks like you are ending this year on a very positive note. I love the book "Simple Abundance" refer to it often.

Have a good time doin' your room.



yaya said...

Happy New Year to you Maggie! Hope it's filled with many good things and more of your fun posts!

Brenda Pruitt said...

Just what are you up to upstairs? My new word for 2012 is serenity. Just want to savor some serenity.

Welcome to the Garden of Egan said...

Hugs to you!
I hope 2012 is simply perfect for you.

I did love your blogazine guest. She was so amazing.

Hope you get your projects done.

June said...

Oh Maggie, you are a girl after my own heart. I always start reading Simple Abundance in January too. I can't tell how many times I have read that book. I think it totally changed my outlook the first time I read it. It is the best way to live!
Sending you much love and happiness in the New Year too my dear friend.
hugs from me...

Julia said...

Happy New Year Maggie. I'm hoping that it will be a much better year for you and Christie.

I can't wait to see the before and picture of your upstairs room. Thanks for being such a nice friend to me. I feel like you've been a close friend for ever. Your blog post are always so interesting and I look forward to seeing what you've been up to lately. Big Hugs, Julia

Cathy G. said...

Hi Maggie,
That's a great way to start the New Year with the Simple Abundance book. I too return to it's pages for inspiration and reminders to focus on the simple things.
I can't wait to see what you're up to in your upstairs room!
Wishing you all the blessings you deserve in the New Year ahead!
Cathy G

Shirley said...

Happy New Year Maggie, I am looking forward to another year of friendship with you. I always enjoy reading your blog. I am so glad to have you as a friend with your sense of humor and your writing. I am so glad that you had Dr. K as a guest on your blog. I am now one of her followers thanks to you. Let's hope that all of our dreams come true in the year 2012. Have a wonderful week. Hugs from Your Missouri Friend

Dr. Kathy McCoy said...

Thank you so much, Maggie, for introducing me to so many of your good friends! I've so enjoyed hearing from them!

And what a beautiful way to start the New Year -- seeing January in a totally new way! That's so wonderful! You just picked my holiday let-down mood up instantly, dear Maggie!


Debbie said...

My sweet Maggie, you are such a inspriration to me. I am so glad I came to your blog. I wish you the very best of everything this year and years ahead, and also your children and grandchildren. Thnks for being my blog sister. You make me smile, even when I think I can't. Thanks!!!

God Bless~

Vicki/Jake said...

Happy New One to you too Maggie, Hope it's a better one all the way around:)

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Hey Maggie! I do the same thing. My Simple Abundance book is right beside me this very moment so I am reading the very same words you are! Now I'm off to tackle the kids bedroom. Painting is on the agenda for today. Ugh! Blessings for 2012! Tammy

Forty Pound Sack said...

Happy New Year, Sweet Maggie! I hope your home is filled with joy & love ~

Arkansas Patti said...

We all get a fresh start, isn't that wonderful? We get to cast out the ugly and shine up the beautiful.
Hope 2012 brings you only the best.

Olga said...

I wish you all the very best of life in the coming year.

Jennifer Richardson said...

"January the month to dream" I love that!
And oh how I love delicious January.
Something about new starts
just shivers me glad:)
Bright beautiful beginnings to you
with huge hope for the sweetest days still ahead
(don't you love opening a fresh new year like a jar of peanut butter, still all smooth and glistening!)

Gorges Smythe said...

And a happy new year to you, Maggie!

Gail said...

Happy New Year

Anonymous said...

Lovely post Maggie! Wishing you the best New Year ever!

Susan Anderson said...

Simple Abundance is a great book. I think I'll have to pick it up again and see what I can divest myself of...thereby leaving room for more (real) abundance.


Cindy Adkins said...

Happy New Year!!! I am your newest follower and found your blog through awesome Susan at Art of Mine!!

A Tale of Two Cities said...

Happy New Year Maggie!
Love the thoughts you shared with us today from Sarah Breathnach. Good luck with your decorating project--cant' wait to see the results!

Anonymous said...

Hello ... it's nice to meet and follow you.
stop by sometime.

ciao bella
Creative Carmelina

Carole Burant said...

Happy New Year to you and yours, dear Maggie! Christmas has finally been put away and I now have more time to concentrate on my blogging. I'm looking forward to some quiet days ahead:-) The past couple of months were so busy, I hardly had time to think, let alone bog! lol

I loveeee that faerie picture you used in this post, I just had to copy it, hope you don't mind:-) You know me and my faeries!! hehe

I'm so looking forward to seeing pictures of the room you've been working on, I have no doubt it will be beautiful.

Looking forward to another year of your delightful friendship!! Thank you for being YOU! xoxo