Happy New Year to you!
Hope you had a wonderful holiday.
I certainly did have an awesome time!
I hoped for it: and Up Island, we had a white Christmas! :)
Have you begun work on your short, mid- and long term goals for the year? Best to hit the ground running!
Goal-setting is highly recommended whether you subscribe to New Year resolutions or not. Goals are helpful pacesetters, motivators and a compass of sorts. Have your goals documented and placed in a strategic location for easy, continued access.
Wishing you the very best in 2013!
God bless y'all!
'Tis the season to be jolly,: Fa la la la la, la la la la.... :)))
It's the season for giving, connecting with family and friends, and above all, celebrating the Messiah's birth!
It's the season for lots of laughter, dancing, gifting, eating and doing lots of fun things.
It's the season to be merry! And may you be merry, not only during this holiday season but also, all year round!
As you relish the festivities of the Yuletide season, my wish is that you enter the new year in a celebratory mood. And remain joyful always!
Indeed, it is that wonderful, joyous time of the year!
Are you basking in the sunshine or totally engrossed in the inherent beauty of snow covered landscape? Either way, it's a win win situation. Taking in the serene picture of snow capped trees, roofs, roads, sidewalks and driveways is certainly enthralling.
I'm so glad it's that wonderful time of the year! :)
Here's a blog post by one of my favorite authors, Francine Rivers. Interesting that she draws her analogy from one of my favorite classics, Ben Hur.
Compliments of the season!
Can you smell the excitement in the air? I can smell and feel it:)....
Christmas is two weeks away (15 days to be exact). Lots of end of year parties are taking place, Christmas shopping is at its climax and holiday travels are not left out. Postal services are at their busiest. And many places are covered in snow. I wonder if the ice princess will be visiting soon and maybe we have a white Christmas here. Not that I'm necessarily a fan, just saying.
2013 is just around the corner! And you're probably working as fast as you can to accomplish the remaining goals you set for yourself this year.
As 2012 draws to a close, would you say that you've achieved all your writing goals?
Excellent kudos to you if you did accomplish all your writing goals. However, if you didn't get to do as much as you'd hoped to, there's no need to fret.
Here's another satire for your laughing, oops, reading pleasure :)....
REJECT A HIT: CHARLES DICKENS’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL
December 4, 2012 | Brian A. Klems
Let’s step once again into the role of the unconvinced, perhaps even curmudgeonly or fool-hearted editor: What harsh rejection letters might the authors of some of our favorite hit books have had to endure?
A self is not something static, tied up in a pretty parcel and handed to the child, finished and complete. A self is always becoming.
- Madeleine L'Engle
The author of A Wrinkle in Time was born on this day in 1918.
When you stop becoming you stop growing. Then, retrogression sets in.
I'd like to keep becoming and I'm guessing, so would you. It's good, positive, dynamic.
Let's keep 'becoming' in belief, love, work, service, study/learning, leisure and every other area of our lives.
I welcome myself back on the beat! Last week, my electronic writing companion took a break, a short one I hope:). Anyway, that made it possible for me to acquire the #1 item on my wishlist. And it wasn't a Black Friday or Cyber Monday purchase. I'm now the grinning owner of every writer's electronic best friend! I'm still trying to learn the ropes....I'm figuring out how some apps on this gadget work. I'm so excited and enjoying every bit of it!
How's your Cyber Monday going? Have a good one and let prudence guide you.
The American Thanksgiving Holiday is almost here! Yeah! :). I wonder how many people are actually more excited about Black Friday than thanksgiving dinner... just saying :).
We live in different parts of the globe. Some of us mark this holiday at a different time than in the US (e.g. Canada) and some don't celebrate it at all. Regardless, it's a reminder to everyone of the need to be thankful at all times in spite of the challenges we may be facing. A lifestyle of gratitude is attainable by deliberate and consistent focus on our blessings. There's always something to be thankful for.