” And now let us welcome the New Year, full of things that never were.”
Rainer Maria Rilke
Happy New Year! I am pretty sure that this year is my year. I know I’ve said this before but I feel that it is my time. Our youngest son is graduating from high school, our second son graduating from college. One of my dearest friends is moving away, the house will be empty and the shift that is an ending and a new beginning has already begun. You feel these things internally and know that loss, growth and change are inevitable. We must shed on old skin to grow a new one. This year I am not afraid but ready.
I am putting myself out there, open to what the universe presents and willing to be vulnerable. These are not easy things to do but signs of readiness to fly. I have spent the last week in Mexico, a country I have refused to visit since my mother died there 16 years ago. I’m not sure what I was afraid of but it was the perfect way to end 2018 and look ahead to the journey that lies ahead in 2019 by embracing a fear and taking it head on.
Life is too short to hold yourself back. We all have such a short precious time on this earth, so how can we use our time to the fullest? This is the question I will be asking myself everyday and throughout the year. I am still pulling my full list of resolutions together but know that more than anything I am immensely grateful for love, health, family, faith and friends. The best way I know to show that gratitude is to channel that abundance and love into service. So this year, I commit to gratitude, to giving of myself, to being brave and to spreading the love….which is just another word for charity.
Wishing you a year full of love in 2019.
Happy New Year!
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I’m sure all of you are as tired as I am, hearing about our move. Well, it happened yesterday and I’m sure I had written a fabulous post between the holidays and packing and I promise when I find it in one of these thousands of boxes, it will be up.
Until then, thank you all for your kindness and patience in the next few days ahead. Moving is never fun, especially this time of year. However, this New Year, we will start off in our new home. So cheers to new beginnings.
“Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.” ~Benjamin Franklin
2012 is here and with it comes a slew of goals, lists and resolutions for the New Year. The beauty of New Years is the endless opportunities it provides. Hope for the future, like a blank piece of paper so ripe with possibilities.
My goals are to continue to find inspiring stories of goodness and people that are making a difference, to share with you. A thought, a quote, a person who makes Charity Matter. So, whatever you find on your to do list for 2012, make sure to find sometime to help someone in need. As Ben Franklin said, “May each New Year find you a better man.”
“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” Oprah Winfrey
The other day in all my excitement to write about the New Year I hit “publish” instead of “save”. As a result, my dear friends, you all received your New Years wish a bit early. In the sense of timing and a fierce determination to start 2012 out correctly, I am resending you the New Years message again because I believe in second chances and hope you do too.
On the bright side, as I hit that fateful button, I received a Congratulations message from WordPress on the 50th post of Charity Matters. So thank you for taking this journey with me and for granting me a second chance to get it right.
Wishing you all a New Years filled with mistakes, life lessons and understanding friends. Happy New Year…again!