Happy New Year 2017!

On this first day of the New Year
I wish you Beauty

Confidence in what lies ahead
even when it's still shrouded in mystery

May there always be a light shining in the darkness, 
however small.

Remember
the sun also sets on the most difficult of days.

and a new day dawns at the break of day
which brings us all a new beginning.

Discover new paths
even when they go uphill
those are the most rewarding!

Delight in the sparkles that come our way

and take the time to linger as glorious colours and patterns
enter into our line of vision.

Let the light come into our homes and into our hearts

Remaining supple when the wind suddenly changes direction
Unexpected happenings in life allow us to really see the essential
and invite us to change our priorities and adapt.
We learn resilience.

But most of all,
just love life and it loves you right back!

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Not only is a new year a total mystery, but it is also full of new energy
waiting to carry us forward to new adventures.
Let's live them!

Wishing you all a New Year full of peace in your hearts
and the capacity to rejoice in all the little and wonderful instances
that are given along the way.



45 comments

  1. Happy New Year, Sandra. Wonderful post!

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    1. Thank you Laura. It feels so fresh and lovely to start a new year!

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  2. Lovely words to go with the wonderful images. Happy New Year Sandra

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    1. Thank you, Barbara. I love the new energy I feel at the beginning of each new year!

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  3. Beauty, light, mystery, and delight are always there waiting. Wonderful words and images to start the new year. Enjoy, Sandra!

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    1. Thank you, Kim. Yes, it's all there for us to see and enjoy when we take the time to notice it all and sometimes seek it out!

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  4. Thanks for this lovely post Sandra.

    HAPPY NEW MYSTERIOUS AND FULL OF POTENTIAL YEAR to you!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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    1. I like your message in capital letters, Sarn! That sounds pretty good to me!

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  5. I deeply appreciate your words and images! Happy New Year to you, Sandra.

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    1. Thank you, Dennis. May you also have a beautiful New Year!

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  6. Lovely post!

    Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year,
    Luna Crone

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  7. And I do believe, you have a lovely new Header pic, here!!!!

    Luna Crone

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    1. You're absolutely right. A new header for the new year! I just loved those Christmas bells, but I needed something seasonal to match January's mood!

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  8. Your photos are so beautiful; I can't even begin to decide which I like best. Such color and vibrancy! In accord, I wish you a colorful and vibrant New Year!

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    1. Thank you, Marcie, for your lovely wishes. Colourful and vibrant sound just perfect to me!

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  9. Great post, Sandra!
    Happy New Year to you.

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    1. Thank you, Lisa. Wishing you a wonderful year ahead also!

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  10. You are so clever with your philosophyHappy New Year and I hope your arm is mending. matched to your beautiful photos.

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    1. Thank you, Diane. May your new year be full of wonderful new discoveries! Yes, thank you, my arm is now out of its cast and I'm using it a little more every day!

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    2. Whoops my sentences got muddled. It should have read You are clever with how you match your philosophy to your photos. No doubt you worked it out anyway.

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  11. A lovely post to read this morning! You have such a beautiful way with words and your images are perfect companions to them! Wishing you a delightful New Year! So glad to read that the cast is gone!

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    1. Thank you, Cathy! There's always such a special energy in the air at the start of a new year! Also, very slowly, the days are getting just a little longer!

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  12. Gorgeous pearls of wisdom and fabulous shots!

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    1. Thank you, Fi! Mostly photos of my year in 2015. It's nice to remember the moments and the messages the photos tell me!

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  13. Beautiful post. Thank you xx

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    1. Thank you, Faith. I am glad you felt beauty!

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  14. SUCH lovely photos and wishes! thank you.
    I wish you the same.

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    1. Thank you, Tammie. Isn't the energy of this new year so palpable?

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  15. Just the words and images I needed to read today. Beautiful, all of them....Thank you....I hope your new year is filled with all the things that bring you joy....

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    1. Thank you, Nancy. January often seems to feel like a very long month, but there's something rather exciting about it too! It must be the newness of it all and the days which are slowly getting longer!

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  16. those photos are good reminders of beauty and life and the joy of life.

    I hope 2017 brings you all the wonderful little and big things. have a lovely day.

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    1. It's so good to remember to look for the beauty and joy in life and give our loving attention to them! Thank you for your kind wishes and your visit, Lissa!

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  17. Wonderful thoughts to start the New Year! And the photos are just right to illustrate what you are saying!

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    1. Thanks for your visit and thoughts, Mary!

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  18. Thanks for all the beauty and inspiration that is to be found on your blog, Sandra! I always love your attitude and up-beat outlook on life.
    Wishing you all the best things in this New Year!

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    1. So nice to see you here, Anna. Thank you for your kind comment and I also wish you a wonderful New Year!

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  19. Such gorgeous images, and such wonderful thoughts to live by! I look forward to visiting your blog again.

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    1. Thank you so much for your visit and kind thoughts!

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  20. This is a beautiful post filled with positive messages and meanings. Thank you for keeping us inspired to keep positive whatever comes our way, and Happy New Year to you and your beautiful family !

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    1. Thank you, Anna and Liz, for your New Year's visit! Looking forward to all your new recipes again this year!

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  21. Wonderful and wisdom words, Sandra! You have a lovely way of matching words and beautiful pictures so that the message is always beautifully reinforced. So glad to read this in a year that will be full of changes for my family and for me. Wishing you and your family a brightly New Year! xxx

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    1. So lovely to see you here, Anabelia! This will be a year of changes for you and your family. Change is sometimes difficult, but we learn such a lot through the changes that happen throughout our lives. I wish you and your family the very best in all that will take place for you this year. One step at a time makes everything seem more manageable!

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