Friday, December 31, 2010

Enjoy the Joys!

Hello! I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas. Life over the holidays has been very sweet here. Too much food, lots of reading, and most especially, wonderful, rich lazy days playing with my little son. This is his first year that he has really been privy to the thrills of it all. Hugs and kisses punctuate the hours. My heart is full of the mystery and joy of love expanding my soul. Schedules have fallen away and we while afternoons away at the local swimming pool with its luxuriant hottub. I look up and notice the year has finally eased softly down to its close. I sit up, ahem, as I did have something to say to mark its close.

I've long held the suspicion that people are finer that they realize. I believe we can rise to our own vision of our best selves. Before we go and worry about all the resolutions we need to make to see that happen in ourselves, I bet if we looked a little more kindly on ourselves, like a good friend, we would see the seeds of beauty have already been planted. Be proud of your accomplisments. You have probably made a greater difference than you know.

I feel very fortunate that in my blogging life I have somehow become surrounded by such lovely people, like you. Salut to each of you!



The new year is a promise of light and renewal and I feel blessed to be sharing it with those I love the best. I wish the same to all of you.

Now off to enjoy my cache of lobster and PEI mussels, by way of the fabulous Billingsgate seafood market.

May a fine new year await your pleasure!

15 comments:

Andrea said...

Happy New Year and may you be even more blessed! This is an awesome photo, i still don't know how to do the same. Is it a candle inside the glass?

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zone3b said...

All of the best to you and your family in the New Year. And thanks for your blog and for all your visits and comments in 2010...

I hope you enjoyed your seafood debauchery!

Cheers!

sweetbay said...

What a beautiful post. So full of love and serenity.

Wishing you and your family the happiest of New Years!

Laurrie said...

I enjoyed this new year's toast! Salut to you as well, and I'll be back all the coming year to read more.

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

What a lovely thing to say, and it's something we all need to hear and more often. Happy New Year to you, too. Thanks for this.

Anna said...

What joy you must have had sharing the magic Christmas through the eyes of your little man. I enjoyed your last post of 2010 and look forward to reading more of your exquisite writing in 2011. May the new year treat you, your loved ones and your garden kindly.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

My Goodness Ms S !!!
Now isn't that a Canadian way from the GWN to bring in the NEW Year with mussels and lobster : ) .. I touched upon smoked mussels from the can ?LOL
I wish yo and your little family the very BEST of wishes for 2011 and that we get to share some wonderful moments for the garden year ahead .. I so want to see how you are doing with your renovation of your little Eden : )
Take care and enjoy these early days of the new year !
Joy : )

Rebecca @ In The Garden said...

What a beautiful sentiment! You're absolutely right, we tend to be our own worst critics. Best wishes to you & your family for a wonderful year in 2011. :)

The Garden Ms. S said...

Thank you all for your very kind wishes. I am excited to see what 2011 will bring to our garden and to yours. :)

Andrea, the photo is one I took of a mercury glass votive with a lit beeswax candle in it. Smelled heavenly.

Photographic art by Diane said...

truly words of wisdom and I am so envious of those PEI mussels and lobster!!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

So glad to hear you have enjoyed your holidays. Wonderful words. I guess we all are our own worst critics.It is a wonderful feeling to be able to reach out and touch lives and there are many times we probably don't even realize it. It is a wonderful thought.
Do you know I have never tasted Lobster. I should really make this a year for trying new things. LOL!
Have a Blessed New Year ahead.

TaraLarsenChang said...

What wonderful sentiments (and your holidays did sound lovely. Things are the most magical with little people around to enjoy them with).

Thanks for your blog visit. Best wishes to you for 2011!

Amy said...

I always love to read your posts. Your writing is always meaningful and from the heart. I used to take our boys swimming indoors a lot in the winter. It would get some of that energy out. Happy New Year!!

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

I'm glad you've had a wonderful holiday...and wish you all the best in this coming year! May it be bountiful for your garden and for you.