Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Today we close our 2012 “life book” and, from what I’ve seen, many of yours have been filled with wonderful sights, memories to last a lifetime. One of the pleasures of blogging is to be able to go back and reflect on where we have been, like movie clips of our lives. My life has been enriched by bloggers worldwide who have offered up a wealth of suggestions: books to scour, travel destinations to dream upon, spectacular photography, music that got me dancing around our rig, technology to enhance our lives, DIY project instructions, sound financial advice, and abounding inspiration. I can’t thank you enough for your generosity.
Tomorrow we pick up a brand-new book, never opened, filled with blank pages. What will you imprint on these pages in the upcoming year? Whatever your plans, I hope you live your dream each and every day and share your passion with the world. The Buddha said “the secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate problems, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.” My wish for everyone is for abundant good health, both mind and body. I am not one to make resolutions that I may ultimately break, but this upcoming year I plan to see more sunrises, as I have discovered that standing in the delicious silence of early morning, wrapping myself in this wondrous sight, I feel very much in touch with a higher power.
Happy New Year everyone! May you experience hope, great joy, and much lightness and love in the upcoming year.
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64 thoughts on “Happy New Year ~ 2013!”
Happy New Year!!! Here’s to a happy healthy year. Thanks for being a special part of this year.
Hugs and love with profound gratitude
Ditto my virtual friend! You brought great joy into my days reading your beautiful words of poetry. Happy New Year to you and your family. 🙂
Happy new year LuAnn. I hope it;s a great one
And to you too Alastair!
Happy New Year, LuAnn & Terry. We know this next year will be as eventful and exciting as the past one. Roger & Gayl
Happy New Year to you both! 🙂
More power and have a fun and creative blogging year ahead. Happy New Year!
Thanks for being one of my top five commenter this year.
Wow, my pleasure. I just love, love, love your photography! 🙂
Have you looked at your annual report?
Yes I have and you are my #4 commenter. Thanks so much! 😀
Thanks Rommel and to you as well. Looking forward to meeting you this upcoming year. 🙂
Happy new year …., may lots of happiness be yours.Thanks for your beautiful thoughts and illustrations this year.
All the best,
My pleasure Mei. Happy New Year to you as well. 🙂
Happy New Year. May 2013 be a year full of blessings and happiness
And to you and Carl as well. 🙂
You have the most amazing way with words. I wish you all the same plus lots of travel adventures! happy New Year.
Thanks Marsha. Happy New Year!
Lovely and inspiring post! And you selected a perfect quote, with a wise reminder, from RW Emerson. Thanks for sharing 🙂 Hugs, Gina
Thanks Gina. 🙂
Marsha took the words right out of my mouth, LuAnn, and I appreciate each and every post you have blessed us with since you have been on the road, but the most, this year. You have really blossomed with sharing your life and beliefs with us, your humble audience. May your life always be filled with love and contentment and sharing with others. Anxious to see you soon.
Thanks so much Joan. It has been quite a year for us. I hope you have a joyful 2013 with many new adventures. I look forward to seeing you soon.
Cheers to you and Terry and may your new blank book be filled with new memories and exciting adventures.We hope that one of the pages of your new book would be a story of our get together. 🙂
We would like that very much! Happy New Year to the two of you. 🙂
Beautifully expressed. May you enjoy an abundance of sunrises, sunsets and sun kisses 😉
best to you LuAnn – so happy to have ‘met’ you !
Same to you Lesley. May your new year bring you great joy! 🙂
Happy New Year! May this coming year hold many wonderful surprises for you! Cheers!
Happy New Year to the two of you. May the upcoming year provide you with many grand adventures. 🙂
I love hearing the phrase “live your dreams”.
A great reminder to not go to sleep and keep on making the dreams happen.
Happy New Year, LuAnn!
Indeed! Happy New Year to you Lynne. 🙂
Wishing you both a wonderful 2013 with lots of great adventures!
A very blessed year to you and your husband Gunta. 🙂
Happy Day & Happy New Year 🙂
And to you and your family RoSy. 🙂
Great writing and I love the first quote. Have a wonderful year 2013 ! Ute x
You as well Ute. 🙂
Hello LULU!!!! I love cracking up a new journal too!!! I always inscribe a saying in the cover. This year is…. STRIVE FOR PROGRESS NOT PERFECTION!!! What do you think?
Since I have been a perfectionist for too much of my life, I say no to perfection and yes to progress! I hope you have an amazing year Jasmine! 😀
I will with great support like I get from YOU!!!
Words of wisdom…thanks for sharing. I don’t think I could ever tire of beautiful sunsets or sunrises. Here’s to many, many more in 2013. Well wishes to you and Terry. Happy New Year 🙂
Love the sunsets and plan to see many more of the sunrises outside the door instead of inside my cozy RV. Happy New Year to you both. See you soon! 🙂
Good health and much happiness to you too dear friend. And happy travels of course 🙂
Thanks Madhu. I wish the very same to you and your family. 🙂
One of the joys in our lives this year has been our growing friendship with you and Terry. Your New Year’s message is full of inspiration, thank you for sharing with us. Marilyn and Stan
Marilyn & Stan, It is said that people come into our lives for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. We sincerely hope that yours is the latter. How blessed we feel to have spent these past couple of months getting to know you better! Let’s make a few more memories together before we move on from San Elijo.
Yes, one of the many blessings of blogging. You can reflect on the past and move to the present. Blessings.
Blessings to you as well. 🙂
Happy New Year LuAnn! Wishing you many awe-inspiring Sunrises!!
If I had just one resolution of my own it would be to – “get out of bed and soak up as many sunrises as you can”
Happy New Year! I am working on getting myself out the door to experience the wonder. 🙂
A beautiful post, LuAnn…
May your blank page be filled with colour and love and laughter….!
Happy New Year..! 🙂
Thanks Carolyn. May this year bring you great joy! 🙂
Luann, I so enjoy the way you express your thoughts. I have kept to my vow for 2013 so far, with regard to starting my morning with spiritual readings and meditation, and can feel a distinct difference in how I’m getting set up for the rest of the day.
I’m up to four minutes of meditation already, having started with just two on Jan 2. I’d heard meditation was like a muscle – if you exercise it, it will get stronger. I can attest that yes, it is indeed getting stronger, even after just three days. I’m excited to see where it leads me in my life journey.
Best of luck to you on that. It is a practice that has changed my life. I feel much more balanced and at peace.
Have a fabulous year both of you and may your wind screen washer be always full. Ralph x 🙂
Ok Ralph, what the heck is that?! Could that be anything like a windshield washer? 🙂
Oh dear. You Americans will have to one day learn the Queen’s English ………………. hmmm 😉
Perhaps that should be a New Year’s resolution? 🙂
I have been thinking. Your ancestors kicked the British out a year or so ago. So you have every right to say, spell, distort, destroy the English Language as much as you like. So who am I to criticise (English spelling) ❓ 😉 xx
That’s you Ralph, always thinking! 😀
😀 ……..ummm !
Happy new year …
And to you dear friend. 🙂
You have such a beautiful way of putting your feelings. I’ve enjoyed all of your travels and will keep looking for more. Joyce
Thanks Joyce. I hope all is well with you. Where are you now, in MN? I hope you have a year filled with great health and much joy.