My friend Leanne Cole’s favorites… and some of mine taken by her as well!
… is caring
Whatever it is, if it doesn’t make you happy, walk away, give it away to someone else who wants it. Let it be their next dream; let it flee from you. Then you have room to grow, to allow magnificent things to fill the vacuum of those seemingly empty places. When you hold onto yesterday, when you hold onto dead and dying adventures, you have no room in your box for greatness.
The whole world could love you, but if you do not love yourself, you would not even notice. The opposite is also true – the whole world could disapprove of you, but if you love yourself, you would not even notice. Accept yourself within you and the entire world becomes totally acceptable.
Each person has inside a basic decency and goodness. If he listens to it and acts on it, he is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most. It is not complicated but it takes courage. It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness and act on it.
~ Pablo Casals
It’s all part of the adventure; when you allow the positives and the negatives to simply be part of the adventure of living…nothing is a big deal.
Lots of kisses for the New Year!!!
The New Year’s Eve keese is a cute tradition for anyone! And we want you peeps to have thirteen of the cutest New Year’s Eve keeses to ring in 2013! Yay! (throws confetti)
Melissa S.’s cockatoos, kissing camels shot by Alex, Ant‘s bunnies & kittens, Halie E. at the Sloth Sanctuary, Pixdaus blorp, pony pals by Olga Itina, Cheetah kiss via The Telegraph, Komodo dragon hug via Tumblr, Squirrel kees via Daily Mail, Sterling & chippie by Alexander G., puppy glomp by D13Coates, and Lindsay C. with Buckley!
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 17,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 4 Film Festivals
Tomorrow, January 1st, we get the opportunity to write a new book.
All 365 pages are blank…
Let’s write a good one!
Let our choices be healthy ones…
May our days be cherished as if there will be no tomorrow…
and may we be Happy, Healthy and In Love!!!
Have a great year, unless you have other plans! pdd
Outside of my front door in Palm Desert I have two pets… My palm trees, and I have taken photos of them thru the year… a different perspective on the year 2012! I call them the twins! I think they are very photogenic!!!
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Many New Year’s traditions surround food. Here are a few:
Although the pop of a champagne cork signals the arrival of the New Year around the world, some countries have their own traditions.
Give a Gift
New Year’s Day was once the time to swap presents.
In Scotland, the custom of first-footing is an important part of the celebration of Hogmanay, or New Year’s Eve Day.
This practice holds that the first foot to cross a threshold after midnight will predict the next year’s fortune. Although the tradition varies, those deemed especially fortunate as “first footers” are new brides, new mothers, those who are tall and dark (and handsome?) or anyone born on January 1.
The dawn of a new year is an opportune time to take stock of your life.
Some customs and beliefs are simply passed down through the ages. Here are some of our favorite age-old sayings and proverbs.
On New Year’s Eve, kiss the person you hope to keep kissing.
If New Year’s Eve night wind blow south, It betokeneth warmth and growth.
For abundance in the new year, fill your pockets and cupboards today.
If the old year goes out like a lion, the new year will come in like a lamb.
Begin the new year square with every man. (i.e., pay your debts!) –Robert B. Thomas, founder of The Old Farmer’s Almanac
May this year find you Happy, Healthy and In Love my friends!!!
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