January I started the year with the car being in disrepair, friends and family came to my rescue once again proving to me that love is ever present, and spirit is tangible in my life. For seven months I was forced to completely depend on others, a difficult lesson for a very independent woman. My gratitude is insurmountable!
My daughter received an all expenses paid trip to
As a surprise birthday present and welcome home gift!February 14th, her birthday month, my daughter got married in Vegas. Fittingly to the Valentine theme, bride and groom wore their favorite color,red! I was proud that my child chose a very economical unique wedding she’d scripted since childhood! Although some were upset about the surprising nuptials with no reception, the couple is excited about how it transpired with such simplicity and joy. They have no regrets, neither do I!
March I had three pieces of my art featured in an art show called Purse-sonality, which was recounted in the local newspaper. Basically the affirmation I needed to continue down my creative path with verve!
April and May were many celebrated birthdays, lots of art and poetry. My son-in- law and daughter hijacked my blog to co write an amazing birthday post that I will treasure!
The summer was very hot, July my car was repaired and the start of my crippling knee problems that lasted the whole hot summer months.
September my knee settled with the weather, thankfully! I completed quite a few art projects.
October I managed an art walk resting in between; I also attended a book launch and felt very inspired by all the creative people around me!
November I did lots of reflecting, put up my Christmas decoration which took the better part of a week, by request of my traveling daughter who went to Toronto twice this year, Vegas, and London. I finished some art projects started in July, and then started crocheting Christmas gifts.
December was so busy; I connected in one way or another with many friends and family. Best Christmas gifts this year were my car starting on Christmas day so I could attend dinner with friends, and take my daughter to her in-laws, a phone call from my blogger soul sister Lucy who called me from
That sums up my year! Of course there were interrupted sleeping patterns, sluggish days,
and more knee issues, but for the most part I accomplished a few things at my own slow pace connecting with friends along the way! With a few glitches, I did most of what I set out to do last year, eat less sugar, creative everyday, blogging and think greener!
Biggest lesson I learned in 2008 “ It's always okay to ask”!
If you never ask the answer will always be “NO”
If you ask it could still be “NO” but there is always that possibility
the answer could easily be “ Yes!” So always ASK, ASK, ASK, in a very polite manner!.
At three I was taught never to ask for anything, almost fifty years later I am figuring out the importance of asking….it can open doors and change your life!
I also learned this year that you don’t know how profoundly you are affecting others with your art, poetry, blog. I learned that one young woman copied and framed a poem of mine for her wall. She reads it daily as inspiration and affirmation. I feel so honored knowing I make a difference in her life!
Happy New Year Everyone, I appreciate you all! Thank you for sticking with my blog all year! Your comments are dearly valued! Big hugs to all of you! Be good to yourselves this year! If you haven’t yet done so….PLEASE, find your BLISS, it's the key to happiness!