Wishing you all a very Happy New Year

“You are never too old to set another goal or
to dream a new dream.”
C S Lewis


New Year

New Year Celebrations, Wellington, NZ – Photo Courtesy Simon Woolf Photography,

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?” 
― Mary Oliver.

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’…” 
― Alfred Lord Tennyson




18 responses to “Wishing you all a very Happy New Year

  1. Happy New Year my friend!!!

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  2. I hope the New Year finds you in good health and excellent spirit!

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  3. Happy New Year! Another exciting trip around the sun! Wishing you health and happiness!


    • What a lovely thought – a trip around the sun. Good New Year greetings for you and your family Jena. I hope 2019 will be a healthy and happy year for you.


  4. How happy I am to be one of a thousand+ and yes my friend this past year we have truly lived setting and achieving new goals which are a spring board for even more and better goals this new year. 8:22 am NY day here in Ontario Canada and 2:22am on your side of the planet on January 2nd. May your dreams comfort, inspire and warm you!

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    • Thank you my sister of choice. Plans rather than resolutions made for the New Year. 3.5 hours spent on /ste[ping Stones this morning, so I feel as if I have turned the corner. Speak soon. JB

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  5. Happy New Year! Looking forward to 2019 and all the good surprises it brings to one and all.


  6. As always you write a thoughtful, thought provoking essay on gratitude for the time spent with now lost love ones and our human ability to chase new dreams in the future. Wishing all your sweetest dreams come true in 2019 and you are thrilled with unexpected happy surprises. Your “sister of choice” a cross the world.


    • Hello Dor. I hope you and Bill and all the family are well. You are indeed a sister of choice even if you are on the other side of the world. Good wishes for 2019.


  7. Happy New Year! I’ve only known you a year or two, and I always look forward to your posts. Congratulations on your 1,000 follower milestone.


  8. Happy New Year, dear Judith! 🙂
    New South Wales has pretty high temperatures right now.
    I do not feel like writing much in this heat. I have to catch up on a lot of reading too.I have just been going over all your quotes. I like them all.
    Thank you for all this stimulation. Keep well and have an excellent New Year! Yours, Uta 🙂


    • Hello Uta. I wish you health and happiness for 2019. I hope you are both well and surviving the heat. Thanks for reading and commenting and being one of the followers of my blog. Judith

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  9. Thanks, Judith. Peter and I enjoy being ‘lazy’ in this heat. Yes, we do take it easy and drink a lot of water. We also went to the pool a few times to cool down. 🙂

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