Happy Year

Today 1 year ago, my post started with the following –

Happy New Year Everyone!

As I start this New Year, I first wanted to say ‘Thank You’ to each and every one of you that read my blog.  When I started this a little over 7 months ago I really had no idea where it would take me.  Really I was at a point where I was not doing much in my life.  At that time I knew my extreme Christmas decorating was not going to take place, so I had time on my hands to do something else.  And with me retired and not working, I have time on my hands.  So, what should I do?  I have always had the idea of writing a book about my life, I felt for me that was important.  But, deep inside I knew that would most likely not occur as I consider myself not a writer – I do not know where to start in writing a book.

So there I was last year with time on my hands and wondering what I should be doing with my time.  I could start a blog about me and my life; and that is what I did.  Would anyone read my blog about me and my life?  Would anyone really care about those things in my life that brought me to here today and a new year?  But I am not a writer; would people read and criticize my writing?  Should I expose the true me and everything about me?

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In today’s post, I write the following –

Happy 2017 Everyone!

The first day of 2016, I had no knowledge of what that year would bring.

The first day of 2017, I have some knowledge of what this year will bring.

I never write words that are not the truth and I never pretend to be something I am not.

This blog, my blog is about me and my life; my thinking, my emotions, my feelings, my experiences, and events that shape me.

I am privileged to have a platform to write and express me.

I am privileged to have a platform to read and comprehend you.

I write often ‘I appreciate you’, ‘Happy Day’ in posts and comments.

I do not have other words to describe my feelings for you who read my posts.

I will never have words that exactly describe my feelings for the support I receive here.

My wish is each of you have a year full happiness and whatever the journey you are on, that you never give up hope.

I will continue to write and post and I certainly will never give up hope.

I appreciate you, truly I do – happy year my friends.

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63 thoughts on “Happy Year

  1. Happy New year’s my friend I’m a little green at this blogging thing so far I’m loving it better than spilling your guts on the social networks thanks for taking the time looking at my site which is a blog and static website looking forward to sharing dialogue with you be blessed

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  2. Of course you smash the New Year post …. your sentiments are both uplifting and levelling. I wish you the Happiest New Year filled with joy and laughter, peace and contentment. And love. Above all else, I wish you a year filled with love because, as you know, I do believe love IS all we need. That your year will not be easy, I know, that there is something of a terribly hard hurdle on the horizon, I know but I still send these wishes for you to hold close when the going gets tough and to dance with when it is easier. Much love, dear friend ❤️

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    • The near horizon is almost here, and joy and happiness will be on my mind even when I am feeling my worse. I have much love in my life and I am thankful for that – I am also thankful for you and our friendship. Hope you are staying warm, Florida is toasty! 🙂

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      • England was sort of damply warm when I arrived and quit chilly and foggy when I left. France on the other hand is crisp and sunny and extremely cold and The Bean is behaving in an extremely proprietorial fashion having been away for many moons! Stay toasty my friend!

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  3. We are different and the same. I appreciate your writing because of your honesty and it gives me strength as I face my own health challenge needing a new transplant. Bless you as you encourage me and others to be vulnerable allowing others to give support but also drawing us all closer.

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    • Oh David, I am very sad to learn the news, and I wish the best for you. If anyway I help others through my writing, I am truly honored. It is a blessing for me to have wonderful support of friends here that I deeply value.

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  4. This is a very special post and reminds me of how much I’ve missed visiting you in the past weeks! New Year’s Eve always makes me think what might come in the New year and to be honest, I often think it is sometimes better that we don’t know. The future is always uncertain as you so painfully experienced last year 😦
    But I remind myself how important it is to stay hopeful and you perfectly described exactly that. And I share your feeling that words often don’t feel sufficient and that’s why I also tend to repeat them again and again in the hope that they somehow reach their goal…
    I appreciate you so very much and have been so happy everytime I saw you visiting my blog and liking my posts although I didn’t had the time to return the favour. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THAT! 😄 Happy New Year, dear Terry! May it be a better one for all of us! xxxxxxxxx

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