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A new year, a clean slate, 2014.  What will I write on my slate this year...It's always a fresh beginning in if the past has just slipped away.  It's not that we will forget the things of this past year, it's more of a second or third or 60th chance to write again, our future..our desires, what we want to accomplish.  I don't make New Year's resolutions anymore...I haven't for many years.  I remember always making the same one and then half way through the year I would be filled with sadness because , once again I didn't achieve my goal...then one magical year...I did.   It was a miracle for me...and to this day...that miracle is still alive.  After that year, 1983, I never made another resolution because I learned about real forgiveness.  We are sometimes so hard on ourselves...even when we accomplish the today, I just move into this new year with my clean slate..white and frosty, knowing that I will accomplish many things but nothing is written in stone and that's o.k. by me...

Wishing you all a very bright and shinny New Year..full of love, light, laughter and joy...but mostly I wish you Good Heath...

"In this new year, may you have a deep understanding of your true value and worth, an absolute faith in your unlimited potential, peace of mind in the midst of uncertainty, the confidence to let go when you need to, acceptance to replace your resistance, gratitude to open your heart, the strength to meet your challenges, great love to replace your fear, forgiveness and compassion for those who offend you, clear sight to see your best and true path, hope to dispel obscurity, the conviction to make your dreams come true, meaningful and rewarding synchronicities, dear friends who truly know and love you, a childlike trust in the benevolence of the universe, the humility to remain teachable, the wisdom to fully embrace your life exactly as it is, the understanding that every soul has its own course to follow, the discernment to recognize your own unique inner voice of truth, and the courage to learn to be still."
-Janet Rebhan

Textured with Kim Klassen's Minus 45

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Reader Comments (9)

What a stunning, uplifting New Year's Post! Love your idea of *no* resolutions! I only made one and that is to be a better person, more understanding and forgiving . . . that's something I must do, no matter what! Ever so much love to you, always. May you have a HEALTHY New Year, above everything else.

January 1, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAntoinette

Where or where is the "Fave" button!? This is just the best New Year's post I've read, and the most gorgeous photo! Not making resolutions is so freeing, isn't it? I've never been one to make them anyway, but I surely agree with all you said here, and the quote is fantastic…so meaningful. Sending warm wishes to you and your family for the best New Year ever!! xx

January 1, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBeverly

Is wonderful this image with white snow on mountains and clean sky to begin this new year. So lovely!, my best wishes

January 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterFeli Caravaca

Beautiful Cheryl in both imagery and words! Happy New Year!

January 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLiz Thomas

Cheryl, first of all what a pleasure it has been 'meeting' with you on FB over the last year I have so enjoyed reading your blog and learning about you. I so love your image, snow and blue sky, perfect. Looking forward to more adventures with you as we grow in creativity....

January 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterViv Halliwell

I love everything about this post...and the serenity I sense in those words. Beautiful frosty pines with that exquisitely blue sky!

January 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDenise Powers Fabian

Gorgeous picture-
Loved what you shared even more...
Have a healthy and happy 2014-

January 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJulia Sullivan

Beautiful! No one says it better than you, now, if only I could follow all that I'll be set. This year has started out rocky with this wild and unpredictable weather we are having in Alberta. Glare ice on my way out of the Rockies but I survived unscathed... that's the main thing! You're a survivor too, no matter what life throws at you. Wishing you plenty of good health as your dream unfolds in 2014. I wanted to share this quote with you today "Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies." ~Aristotle

January 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMarilyn

Thanks all for visiting my Maine trees. They is one of those places that is just so beautiful in winter.

Marilyn thanks for riding in. I have missed you these last few weeks. And that Aristotle was a very smart man. I'm pretty sure he wrote that for us.

January 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl

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