Hello to all my new and old friends on this first day of a new year.
I gave up making new year's resolutions a long time ago, but on the first day of each new year I usually spend a little time just reflecting on the past year and thinking ahead to the new one. This morning it hit me just how fast the years have gone. Wasn't it just yesterday that we were all worried about Y2K? I was thinking that how the years go by is kind of like collecting. That's why I took a picture of a few of my blue and white plates. I bought one and then another and then before I know it I have a large collection of them.
The years are like that. All of a sudden I have a large collection of years and it happened so fast! I would like to be able to make the years go more slowly!
There is a saying I painted on a kitchen in a previous house:
YESTERDAY IS HISTORY TOMORROW IS A MYSTERY TODAY IS A GIFT THAT'S WHY IT'S CALLED THE PRESENT. I don't know who said it, but it reflects what I would have as my goal for this year: just to enjoy the present more and look at every day as a gift from God to be enjoyed and lived to the full and to live more from my heart and less from my head.
In my kitchen now I have this over my kitchen sink window: THIS IS THE DAY THE LORD HAS MADE I WILL REJOICE AND BE GLAD IN IT . It means exactly the same thing.
And just one more quote. I haven't painted this anywheere yet but I am tempted to! This came from a book by Barbara Sher. "It's only too late if you don't start now". So I am starting now. Whatever your plans for the coming year are, I hope that you start now. Thanks for visiting me and for all your kind comments. I look forward to getting to know you better.