I want to start by saying thank you for all your prayers and well wishes. God must have been listening because I’m truly feeling so much better. The results of the treatment I had will be coming in over the next couple of months and I just know that they’ll turn out fine because of all the positive vibes you sent my way. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I can’t tell you how much you all mean to me.
Ahhhh, I love this time of year. We packed up every trace of Christmas and we’re ready to move on to this beautifully peaceful season – a time to be still for awhile and let body mind and spirit rejuvenate. We had a lot of warm weather so far this winter here in upstate New York but we recently had a light dusting of snow which was just enough to make me glad to be indoors, cozily ensconced with a cup of hot tea and a good book. The temps have since plummeted from the 60’s into the teens but the sun has been shining so brightly that it doesn’t stop anyone from enjoying the outdoors.
I always feel like January is a wonderful time to focus on the upcoming year and what goals I might hope to accomplish. My daughter gave me a great planner and it’s making think hard about what’s most important to me in 2016. Obviously, I’ll be focusing on good health – oh, how I enjoyed the desserts, mashed potatoes, toasted bagels thick with butter and pasta dishes I ate over the holidays – but the holidays are over and it’s back to lots of fruits, veggies and whole grains. How about you? Are you ready to say “uncle” and get back to healthy eating?
Aside from eating healthy, I’d like to get my creative juices flowing again. I’ve been reading “Big Magic” by Elizabeth Gilbert – She’s always such an inspiration. I also had a copy of Helen Phillips’
“Modern Vintage Gifts” under my Christmas tree which includes patterns for many of the clever things Helen makes. I still have a couple of projects from last year that I’m anxious to finish so I can try a few new things.
Have you set any goals for yourself this new year? Whatever plans you have for yourself, I hope that 2016 is the best year ever for you. May you and yours find happiness, good health and abundance this year.