Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!!!

Well it’s about to be a brand new year.  Big things (for me) in the beginning of the new year.  I’m so anxious I can’t stand it!  Believe me, when I can let that cat out of the bag--you’ll hear all about it!
Right now, however, I want to spend a little time reminiscing about this past year.  So here goes.

I’ve met so many wonderful people in the past year.  Several of them I’m pleased to call friends.  Loved ones have died, but as the great circle of life spins, others have been born.  My children and grandchildren are healthy and relatively happy.  (It’s hard being a grown up.)  However, they understand me more now than they did before.  I’m so very proud to be their mother and grandmother. 

One of my sisters has moved to where I live, so I’m no longer without some extended family around.  And we have some new additions coming to the family! 

My husband is probably the best any woman could hope for.  He puts up with a lot of craziness and still continues to love me. lol  We don’t have everything ‘we’ want, but we have what we need.  And that alone is a reason to be thankful.

There’s been some rough patches this year, but sitting here and looking back I can honestly say it’s all turned out pretty well.   My favorite saying is “Everything happens for a reason.”  And today, on December 31st, 2010, I can say that I still hold to that.

An old Native American proverb from the Maricopa tribe states: “Everyone who is successful must have dreamed of something.”   So dream your dreams in the New Year.  Anything can happen.  And no matter what happens, rest assured that it will work out however its supposed to!