Happy New Year! January 3, 2017
This first week of 2017 has begun quietly and ended cold with temperatures dipping down to -28 degrees. I have been doing a bit of reflecting and catching up here.
It’s a new year, new goals and resolutions. A fresh start for the new year. A fresh start always gives you the feeling that those goals and resolutions planned on the first day of the New Year can become possibilities and realities.
I have been thinking about my path for the new year and have come across a poem that reminds me that my goals and resolutions can only become the possibilities if I want them.
“Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you. ”
You must travel it by yourself. It is not far. It is within reach.
Perhaps you have been on it since you were born, and did not know.
Perhaps it is everywhere – on water and land.” ~Walt Whitman
As I look at my future and reaching my goals, I am reminded to stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start focusing on what can go right. Goals and dreams can only be achieved with hard work and diligence. Ugh, at my age I was surely hoping for “things” to just come naturally. I’m not looking to be a slacker, but a little smooth sailing sounds pretty good to me.
A person should make some decisions in life about how they want to go through their life’s journey. Like they say, you can live life on your knees or die on your feet. I’m not about to live on my knees unless it Praising My Heavenly Father. I know I’d prefer to stay on my feet walking the path moving forward.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “Plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope for a future.”
I guess that means I had better keep busy working on my goals.
A Look Back at the End of 2016
Sharing a few pictures of Pat and I on our 2016 year end adventure in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pat, my husband, qualified for the WSTR Finals.
Pat and Colonel with their game faces on!!!
This is a statue at South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Love to stay in Vegas during the Christmas holiday. Everything is decked out!
A Bit of Randomness
Pat’s old boots add character to an empty Christmas tree. A bit of rustic and refound. Borrowed from my husband’s closet. 😉
Best wishes for a Blessed 2017
From Rustic and Refound!