Sunday, January 1, 2012

Gratitude Monday -- A New Year

Sunrise near Abu Simbel
The year is new and fresh and, to paraphrase Anne Shirley, has no mistakes in it.
It's a Leap Year, too, so we have an extra day to enjoy, make mistakes and learn from them,  rise out of bed, put one foot in front of the other, and get after it.
I am grateful for another year. Anything can happen.
The very best of 2012 to all of you.

22 comments:

David Cranmer said...

Well said, Leah. And Happy New Year to you and your family.

CherylK said...

The best to you, too, in 2012, Leah! Anne Shirley is/was very wise. I loved all those Green Gables stories. Hopefully, we can keep our mistakes to a minimum!

MizFit said...

so beautiful.
as always.


Carla

Tabor said...

The best in the coming year to you as well.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thank you, David. You, too.

Cheryl, thanks. Anne is one of my favourite characters and I love the books. I hope you have a wonderful 2012.

Thanks, Carla.

Tabor, thank you. Hope you have a great year.

the Bag Lady said...

Well said, cousin!

Here's hoping 2012 brings you all that you desire.

Leah J. Utas said...

Why, thank you, Cousin. You, too.

thequiltingdoberman said...

Thank you for the Anne Shirley paraphrase...what a great one. :) I have so much hopes and dreams for this new year.

ladyfi said...

Wishing you a fabulous adventure in this new year!

Dawn said...

Happy New Year to you too. I love that feeling when the year is still bright and shiny and so loaded with promise that it quickens your heart.

Leah J. Utas said...

thequiltingdoberman, you're welcome. May all your dreams come true.

ladyfi, right back at you.

Thanks, Dawn. New is great.

messymimi said...

Happy New Year, and thank you for starting it with such a beautiful scene.

Reb said...

Lovely photo Leah. Happy New Year to you and Mike.

Leah J. Utas said...

My pleasure, Messymimi.,

Thank you so much, Reb.

Dawn said...

Yes! No mistakes...yet.
Happy New year to you Leah! Here's to many days filled with living and learning...and many more things to be grateful for!

Leah J. Utas said...

Dawn, agreed.

Crabby McSlacker said...

Happy New Year!

I have a hunch it's going to be an excellent one. Hope it brings lots of fun & adventure & success and chocolate for you!

Crabby McSlacker said...

Oh wait, do you still eat chocolate? If not then hope the new year brings more lovely pies and cakes and pizzas!

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Crabby. Oh, I most certainly do eat chocolate.

Redbush said...

The best to you for the new year, too, Leah! I'm grateful for the above temps that we're having right now. It's one day closer to spring. I didn't realize this was a leap year.

Hilary said...

A very Happy New Year to you and yours.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thank you Redbush and Hilary.