Wednesday, December 31, 2008

For the New Year I Wish You Enough

Somehow I lost a day and thought we still had one more day of 2008 until my son told me this morning that today is New Year's Eve. ;-) I love this time of year - time to reflect on the year past, time to dream and plan for the next year. As always I have lots of dreams and plans on the go and look forward to more living, loving and learning in 2009. Last week I came across a story in the little local newsletter from where my folks live. I loved this part of it and think it a very fitting wish at the beginning of a new year. I'd like to share it here.

I wish you enough sun
to keep your attitude bright no matter how gray the day may appear.

I wish you enough rain
to appreciate the sun even more.

I wish you enough happiness
to keep your spirit alive and everlasting.

I wish you enough pain
so that the even the smallest joys in life may appear much bigger.

I wish you enough gain
to satisfy your wanting.

I wish you enough loss
to appreciate all that you possess.

I wish you enough hellos
to get you through the final goodbye.


Andrea said...

Happy New Year, Heather!

Tara said...

This is a beautiful verse. Happy New Year!

Carpe Diem said...

Definately love your blog. Will be adding it to my blogroll. I'm often on the lookout for homesteading/simple living blogs in BC.

Amy said...

I've added your blog to my list as well. I live in Maine, which is about as far from BC as one can get (okay, not really, but close). Anyway, I was browsing through your summer posts, living vicariously on this -20 (degrees F) day. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Here! Here! I love this time of year too. Happy New Year!

mamaofsugarpies said...

Just love that post & reading your blog, so much that I nominated your blog for the LEMONADE AWARD!! Check out my blog for the details!

this is my patch said...

Really nice read. Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year 2009. x

affectioknit said...

I gave your blog an award - it's the Proximadade Award and I think it suits your blog so well...

Proximidade is described as:
'This blog invests and believes in PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes for self-aggrandizement! Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers!' This blog award should be sent to your favorite eight bloggers and they, in turn should forward to eight of their favorites. You should include the text for Proximidade (above) in your announcement blog.

Anonymous said...

Nice blog! I'll add it to my list. Great idea about the cast iron pot handle holders! I'll be knitting some of those. :)

Sue said...

Hi Heather,
What a beautiful blog. I love your verse....Like a breath of fresh, clean air!Sue