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Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy New Year!

“In this new year, may you have a deep understanding of your true value and worth, an absolute faith in your unlimited potential, peace of mind in the midst of uncertainty, the confidence to let go when you need to, acceptance to replace your resistance, gratitude to open your heart, the strength to meet your challenges, great love to replace your fear, forgiveness and compassion for those who offend you, clear sight to see your best and true path, hope to dispel obscurity, the conviction to make your dreams come true, meaningful and rewarding synchronicities, dear friends who truly know and love you, a childlike trust in the benevolence of the universe, the humility to remain teachable, the wisdom to fully embrace your life exactly as it is, the understanding that every soul has its own course to follow, the discernment to recognize your own unique inner voice of truth, and the courage to learn to be still.”
  ~Janet Rebhan

2014 was a long year and I am not sorry to see it gone.

I have hopes and dreams for the coming year, but I make no resolutions.  It matters not how resolute I am, the things I wish for are not within my own power to change, no matter how resolute I may be about them.

“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”
  ~William Arthur Ward

Thus, for this year, I am a realist.  And there is nothing wrong with being pragmatic, even while holding on to faith, hopes and dreams.   Because this is life right now.

And once the storm is over you won't remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won't even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won't be the same person who walked in. That's what this storm's all about.”
  ~Haruki Murakami, 

Happy New Year everyone, best wishes for you in 2015.  Oh, and this, because he wrote it first and few have said it better.

“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful, and don't forget to make some art -- write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.”
  ~Neil Gaiman


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