Friday, January 01, 2016

Hello, 2016!

So, we stepped over that imaginary threshold between years...

Are we different? Certainly, one year older than on January 1st, 2015... Maybe, a little more hopeful for new beginnings... Energized, perhaps, ready for new projects or to renew projects (that is, if we're over that hangover...). I think I was writing once on this blog how each month feels different to me and January feels a bit scary... A door opening into a wide, open space where... well, who knows what awaits there... (something like in "At the Mountains of Madness"...)

Resolutions, anyone?

Mine are to:
  • laugh more
  • write more
  • exercise more
  • pay more attention
  • worry less 
  • procrastinate less
  • play Hay Day less (I don't know about that)
 To all those who read these words -and to every living being in this world- I wish you a very happy and healthy New Year! May you be blessed with love and bring love to the ones in your life. May you give kindness and receive kindness. Thank you for being here. Happy New Year!


Roland D. Yeomans said...

The ghost of Mark Twain asks me not to make resolutions -- it's all about the journey he says! :-)

I pray your New Year is filled with magic and opportunities to shine and to bask in the wonder of unexpected joy.

Nicky Schmidt said...

Have a wonderful and happy 2016, Vesper! Wishing you all of the very best xoxo

Magyar said...

I never played Hay Day... .
__As a "Contrary," I'll be valuing all that I see for their "Positive"
__Cora... Best wishes for this New Year, and the many... that will come!

Charles Gramlich said...

I'm just hoping for good things.

Bernard Lee DeLeo said...

Happy New Year, Cora. To keep storytelling is my only wish. :)

SzélsőFa said...

Happy New Year, dear Vesper!

I am glad you aimed for "more writing". Great, so we may red more stuff from you here. :)

My resolutions are yet to be made :)
I guess more walking (and less travelling by car), more hiking (and less indoor leisure) and more fun (and less worrying) will be among my goals ;)

SzélsőFa said...

In my comment above, red should read read.
In other words, read red read.

Geraldine said...

Those are good resolutions Vesper, I can relate! My main one for 2016 is to spend my time wisely and on things that bring happiness to my days, as much as possible. No time for things that don't count.

I wish you a wonderful New Year and much success with your creative pursuits too.

PS: Book news: Mr. Cheddar is now a published feline!

His new eBook was just published in December:

Mr. Cheddar's Meowsings! Kibbles of Wisdom from a Wise and Witty Feline

He's made a few of the Top 100 lists at Amazon already, so we are pretty darn pleased by that. ;-)

Erik Donald France said...

Cheers, Vesper and y'all ~ ~ > !

Around the world, looks like 2016 is going to be one nutty ride . . .

I resolve to be resolute through onward revolutions of sun and moon.

Huzzah ~ >

Denise Covey said...

HNY Vesper. Good resolutions. I don't make any but always strive to improve. More writing would be good. Definitely. :-)

the walking man said...

I made the no resolutions equals no need for changes resolution again this year--same as the last 40 years--which is why I am forever young.

A Cuban In London said...

Excellent resolutions! :-) Me, I have none, never make any.

Greetings from London.

sage said...

I don't make resolutions, but I really like the New Year card at the bottom.

Margie said...

A little late getting here but Happy New Year dear Cora
I don't usually make any resolutions but yours are good ones!
I am always reading and writing and plan on traveling a lot this year!

Be well and happy

Vesper said...

Hello, everybody! I'm sorry I haven't been around again for such a long time... :-( Thank you so much for your comments, thoughts, good wishes. I can't even say how happy I am that you're taking the time to read this blog and write a comment. Thank you!
Be well!