Happy New Year to each and everyone of you! There is always so much energy that comes from knowing that there is a whole new year ahead to make things happen, to make memories, to set goals, to achieve great things!
Here's a wish from me to you...that 2010 will be an unforgettable year, one that brings great things to each of you!
It's that time again! When a new year begins...I love the feeling of hope that a new year holds...365 days of new beginnings...new things to learn, new people to meet, new art to create...Yes, my friend it is that time again !
New beginnings are like blank pages just waiting to be painted. A chance to create a new thing, a time to unlock all the possibilities for each and every one of us!
A chance to sing a new song, hum a new tune, discover a new melody!
Yes, I know...a new year makes me feel very dramatic!! It is just so exciting to find myself at day 1 of a new year...and to consider all the possibilities that it can hold!!! It makes me think of in the Bible when it talks about our slate being wiped clean, we are reborn, the old is new again!!! I don't know how other people feel about New Years Day...I just know it makes me giddy with all the 365 days to experience life. To gain wisdom, to learn who I am, to be just me and yes...
To SPARKLE, to let my light shine in all I do and all I say!
To celebrate the day, each day
and to discover the beauty in the simple things that life brings our way.
Beauty in creating art, in nature, in making our homes our own expression of who we are, in seeing the smiles on our children's faces, in the little things and the big things! I am thankful that I do see beauty every day, yes even in the bad days, I can say that I notice a beautiful sunrise, sunset, a sweet bird, a flower in bloom, the face of a small child, the smile on a strangers face, the gorgeous color in a painting, there is beauty all around us.
O.k., now that I have gone way overboard sharing my delight in a New Year, please let me say that this past year was filled with wonderful things too! I learned to blog, meaning I learned more about how to function on the computer, I began selling my art on-line, I made new friends and shared many smiles with my old friends! My dear friend and fellow warehouseartchix Debra delivered a healthy baby boy-welcome Jack!! My business grew by leaps and bounds, I found myself continually blessed by a God that is so filled with grace and mercy that pours out for me each day. I discovered a world of art to explore in mixed media and collage! I found lots of vintage treasures, dreamed lots of amazing dreams, took steps to make those dreams a reality, grew as a person, forgave those I had not forgiven, and learned to not be so frustrated when things don't go the way I think they should...sometimes they really turn out better that way!! I want to say a wonderful heartfelt THANK YOU to all of you that have been a part of my life in 2007, I cherish each and every one of you and count you each as a blessing!! May 2008 be a wonderfully blessed, creative, faith-filled, love-filled, momentous year for each and every one of you!!! -post by Sandra