Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2009 Here We Come!

I love New Year's.
It's so full of potential.... a crisp, fresh start. People all around make resolutions or write out their goals for the next 12 months.
Ok, so most resolutions are long forgotten by Valentine's Day, but it's still a whole lot of positive energy going around.
Honestly, I've been struggling lately. To those around me it's no secret. Papa K and my close friends have been so very supportive, but it doesn't take away all the hurt.
I have no elaborate New Year's goals this year. Instead, I am praying for extra faith, strength, some direction and mostly a little HOPE. I'm going to make a real effort to focus on some areas in my life that I actually have some control over... like taking better care of myself, my family and my home. "Simplify" is my new mantra.
Here's to new beginnings!

The Serenity Prayer
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to
change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him
forever in the next. Amen. --Reinhold Nieb


  1. Good post, here's to a Happy, Hopeful 2009!

  2. Simplify is a great mantra! And, wow, I don't think I've ever seen that poem in it's entirety...just the first couple lines. I LOVE it!!!


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