“You are never too old to set another goal or
to dream a new dream.”
C S Lewis
New Year’s Day is coming to an end here in New Zealand where it is 9.30 pm, and I know that many of you are just starting the day. To my sisters, one in London, where it is 8.30, am another in Los Angeles where it is 12.30 am, my sisters of choice, one in Kitchener, Ontario and one in Virginia where it is 3.30 am. To you and to all my friends in the blogosphere, enjoy New Year’s Day when it reaches you.
Not only is it New Year’s Day but I have a particular celebration to make today. This is the day that the number of my followers reached 1,00. Whoever would have thought way back in 2011 when I first started blogging, that this number would ever be achieved. Thank you to those who have followed me for a while and those new followers. I really appreciate your tenacity. Sometimes my blog posts have been difficult to write and I expect equally difficult to read. But your comments and likes are really appreciated.
And now as we move into yet another year, our thoughts go to those friends and family who are no longer here to share our joys and happiness, and yes, sometimes our tears in this new year. We remember them with love and thankfulness that for a time they were part of our lives.
And because for me, it is always time for a Mary Oliver quote, once again I share with you one of my favourites –
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?”
If you have been following for any length of time, you will know that I love quotations. I particularly like this quote for New Year from another favourite, Alfred Lord Tennyson
Smiles from the threshold of the year to come,
Whispering ‘it will be happier’…”