Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

While I refuse to make resolutions for the reason that they only set me up for failure I do voice these sentiments to all of you, my family which I’ve always professed encompasses friends and fellow bloggers as each of you along with your words and actions reside within me.

May you be blessed with richness in family and friends.
May you find wealth in ordinary opportunities.
May you find strength to overcome everyday obstacles and challenges,
and power in those that seem insurmountable.
May you find wisdom to triumph over situations that refute logic.
May you find understanding in circumstances that harbor resentment.
May you find tolerance and forgiveness within your heart
to prevail the deceit of others.
May you find honesty to look in the mirror at your shortcomings, and
May you look at others with patience, empathy and compassion, and
in each daily commonplace happening
May you be surrounded by joy, love and laughter.

Welcome 2011~



40 comments:

texwisgirl said...

That is truly beautiful, Tracy. Thank you, thank you. I am so glad to have met you recently. God bless you in 2011!

texwisgirl said...

P.S. I hope you don't mind - I copied and printed this off to post at my computer desk. :)

Tracy said...

nope, Tex, I don't mind at all...I also am so glad we connected! Have a safe evening...

Champs said...

Happy New Years Aunt Tracy! I wish you the same. I love you!

The Words Crafter said...

This is just wonderful, and right back atchya!

Happy New Year!

Out on the prairie said...

Wishing you a gentle blend of happiness and harmony for the new year.Lovely thoughts to enrich our lives Tracy.
Steve

Mildred said...

That is lovely. Best wishes in the new year to you and your family Tracy!

Old Kitty said...

What beautiful and thoughtful and kind sentiments!! I wish you and yours a very happy and lovely New Year!!! May all your dreams and wished come true for 2011! take care
x

Ginny said...

A lovely blessing. Wishing you a blessed and peaceful New Year!

Just Be Real said...

Tracy, thank you for sharing. Truly beautiful. Blessings.

Brian said...

Thank you for those! My only resolution (from last year) was to not make any resolutions, and I've stuck to it! Happy New Year to you from all of us!!!

Dawn said...

Thank you! I am the same as you and prefer not to make resolutions any more.
I wish for you all of the above as well...that was beautiful.
Happy New Year to you and your family!!

Rural Rambler said...

Very Happy New Year Wishes to you Tracy! I don't do resolutions, never stick to them and conveniently forget them. Lovely sentiments, thank you.

CH thought the pork and kraut sounded good.

Carol Riggs said...

Lovely sentiments, and a WONDERFUL New Year 2011 to you! I just hope to finish my WIP (2/3 done); that's my goal, but I won't call it a resolution. LOL

Ami said...

I only do one resolution. Same one this year as last. It will show up on my blog tomorrow.

So you never emailed me your snail mail address to let me know what prize you want.

Happy New Year... 2011... sounds so... big.

Julie Harward said...

Happy New Year...and I don't make the either..I say, come what may and love it! :D

KathyA said...

What a lovely blessing -- Happy New Year to you!

Mamma has spoken said...

Happy New Year to you too!

Bobbi said...

Tracy, how beautiful are these encouraging words of hope for the new year! May you and your family be blessed and have a wonderful, healthy and prosperous 2011.

Kim said...

Tracy, This is a beautiful post. So much truth in those words. Thank you for the kind comment on my blog.
Kim
P.S. I don't make resolutions anymore either. The only one I ever kept was to stop making resolutions!

Arkansas Patti said...

Wonderful thoughts Tracy and I wish them right back at you. Happy New Year.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

What a beautiful and heartfelt post!!! I wish the same for you too Tracy!!

Arkansas Patti said...

Thanks for checking on me Tracy. The storms came close but no damage here. There were three fatalities in the NW section of AR.
Thanks again for caring.

maggie's garden said...

This is absolutely beautiful. Your words could not have come at a better time....wishing you love and joy. Happy new year Tracy. Thank you.

JennyD said...

Beautiful post, Tracy, and I send the same sentiments right back to you, too. It was a very challenging year, wasn't it, but still much to be thankful for as we can always be reminded of that old poem, "there was a man that had no shoes".
As for resolutions, ha. I'm so old that I've learned the trick. Here's my mantra: "I will NOT make any resolutions" and don't you know how proud I am that I reach the goal every year? Oh yeah, it's good :D
Happy New Year, Tracy XOXOXO

Elen Susan said...

Thanks!
Wishing you the same a very happy and blessed Newyear!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Perfect, Tracy.... AND --I wish for you the SAME THING....

Happy New Year..
Hugs,
Betsy

Rebecca T. said...

A very wonderful New Year to you too! Sorry it took me so long to wander over from my blog, but thank you for the visits and the kind words. :)

Corine said...

I absolutely LOVE your New Years wishes for us... Thank you! :D

As far as resolutions go... I have a different perspective. Writing what I want to happen somehow adds power and clarity and helps me to turn my dreams into reality. But if I don't accomplish a goal, I will hopefully make some kind of progress as a result of shooting for it. Sometimes it is simply a matter of keeping the goal, but waiting for the season to come. :)

I wish for you, all that you wished for each of us this day... and that the coming year you find success in your secret goals! ;D

Corine :D

bj said...

Thanks so much for the birthday wishes.
I wish for you the very best of 2011.

God Whispers said...

Happy New Year Tracy! Blessings.

Daisy said...

Very well said, Tracy. Thank you! Wishing you the same in the New Year.

Max the Quilt Cat said...

What a beautiful blog post. Thanks. All good treats and naps to you in the New Year.

pawhugs, Max

Catherine said...

I do not make resolutions either. And I wish for you all the best of 2011 as well Tracy!
xo Catherine

Nancy said...

Back at you, Tracy. This is a fantastic list of things to which to aspire in the coming year and always.

So glad to have met you here. Wishing you and your family health and happiness. :)

Kimmy said...

Happy New Year Tracy! May 2011 be blessed with good friends, good health and good times. It's been a pleasure meeting you through your blog. :D ((hugs))

Amin said...

Hello!
Very interesting blog!
Happy New Year!!!

Bossy Betty said...

Loved this! Thank you!

Hope your New Year is a wonderful one!

LTM said...

what wonderful wishes! Thank you so much. And the same wishes right back to you~ :o) <3

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Thank you always for your kind heart and words. Many times we hear and see things that shock and break our hearts... Stress is one thing but respect is another... Game was cancelled tonight and the snow is slowing down so we can sstart the clean up tomorrow... Snowplows are hitting our country road as it is one of the main ones into town so we are the first to be cleaned... I am about to shut down the computer and find a movie on TV and have some buttery popcorn... Lovel thoughts and best wishes to you....