2012 – A New Happy Year!

by Sava

Yes, I meant to say that! I’m looking forward to a new happy year. I feel optimistic at this new beginning…shake off the old, embrace the new. Several years ago, my friend gave me a book called Simple Abundance, A Daybook of Comfort And Joy, by Sarah Ban Breathnach. It is one of those books you can open to any page and find words of comfort, words that uplift you, words of wisdom, and words that can take your breath away. She writes that gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. “Every night before you sleep, write down five things that you can be grateful about for that day. After consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life, you will not be the same person two months from now. You will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you.”

So this is the way I am starting my new year, keeping a Gratitude Journal. I am truly thankful for the abundance in my life; for family and friends; for each day that I wake to blue skies or gray; for the joyful laughter of children; for celebrations and shared meals; for love all around me and in me; for the comfort of hugs.

“And now let us welcome the New Year

Full of things that have never been.”

                                                            – Rainer Maria Rilke

See you next time…gratefully.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

georgia January 6, 2012 at 7:57 pm

Let the new year’s toast be ” Yia Mas! To our health” !
and” Eerini Pantou! Peace Everywhere”!

Maureen Senecal January 6, 2012 at 7:59 pm

I really like that idea. I think I’ll go out and buy a journal. There are so many people out there who don’t have much to be thankful for so those of us who do should think about it and thank God. Everyone has the beauty of nature for one thing to be thankful for .I believe thinking about what you could be thankful for (not just material things) will make you more aware of how lucky we all are.

Sava January 11, 2012 at 12:14 am

Yes, Georgia…good toast for the New Year! And Yassou!

Sava January 11, 2012 at 12:18 am

I agree, Maureen. And even though we may occasionally think about what we have for which we are thankful, there is something about writing it down, then re-reading it that makes it different. It really “cements” it into our consciousness and makes us more aware. Thank you for your comment!

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