Saturday, December 27, 2008

Counting my blessings and being thankful for them -- HAPPY NEW YEAR Everyone!

I stumbled upon this simple but heartwarming poem at Blue Mountain. Since I cannot post the e-card here, I thought of posting it as part of this blog instead.

Despite a very bumpy ride this year, I am reminded of how blessed I am to have a very supportive and loving family, thoughtful friends, a home we can call our own, a job that I love & loves me back and most especially - for the most wonderful gift of all -- our Maia.

Happy New Year Everyone!

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What amazing gifts the New Year brings!
An entire year's worth of wonderful opportunities, given to us one sunrise at a time.
Many of the moments ahead will be marvelously disguised as ordinary days, but each one of us has the chance to make somethings extraordinary out of them.

Each new day is a blank page in the diary of your life.
The secret of success is turning that diary into the best story you possibly can.
Have your pages on understanding and tales of overcoming hardships.
Fill your story with enthusiasm, adventure, learning and laughter.
And make each chapter reflect time doing these things.

Follow your dreams.
Work hard.
Be kind. Do what you can to make the door open on a day that is filled with inspiration in some special way. Remember: Goodness will be rewarded. Smiles will pay you back.

Have fun.
Find strength.
Be truthful.
Have faith.

Don't focus on anything you lack. Realize that people are the treasures in life, happiness is the real wealth.

Have a diary that describes how you're doing your best, and the rest will take care of itself.

-- Douglas Pagels

***reposting from a Blue Mountain e-card







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