Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year

The conventional Happy New Year approach is to think of the New Year as something that happens outside of our selves.  It is a good luck wish that the New Year, in some magical way, will bring us our heart’s desire. We look to the New Year to make us happy.  When we expect happiness to come to us from the outside, we are usually disappointed.  Happiness is not guaranteed by sunny weather, a raise in pay, a new car, a beautiful home or anything else of a material nature.  External things are often possessed by very unhappy people. Happiness does not come out of a New Year, it comes out of men and women. Life does not change when we hang a new calendar on the wall or when the clock strikes midnight and a New Year begins.  The only way life will change for us is when we change ourselves.
--Wilferd A. Peterson--

Happy New Year to all.  May this year bring you magic and wonder and may all of your dreams come true. 


  1. May 2011 bring you your heart's desire, Mary!

  2. Happy New Year Mary.

    Chuckling....hit the R key in year instead of the mistake.
    Almost posted Happy New Rear. :0)

    This may be your year to retire and rest :)

  4. I see you were up ringing in the New Year Mary...I thought to sit down a bit in my recliner and watch Times Square and the next I knew it was midnight and I quickly sat up and started clapping my hands and turning off the tele to see if I could hear anything happening in our neighborhood. For the first time in many years I did not hear fireworks going off or hear the revelers...I thought how I got out my little bells and quickly released the old...all my plans for a spectacular letting go, lol. Ah well, I must have needed the sleep! I awoke this morning bright and early tho and have been enjoying my morning meditations and the greeting of the new! It has been a delightful morning so far...
    I hope your day is filled with many delights!
    Happy New Year my Beautiful Sister/Friend! :)

  5. Happy New Year to you Mary...Hope you had a nice evening and memorable moments to last forever. Blessings to you~