At the end of each year, I do some reflection and try to find a word that I want to characterize the upcoming year. 

This morning on my walk to the pharmacy, the word that came to me was —  CONTENTMENT.  

I’m still mulling over what that word would mean to my situation personally and the ways in  which I need to incorporate it in my life for 2013.  But while I thought about it this morning, the following verse came to mind:



Initial thoughts as I prepare to embody this spiritual concept for 2013 are:

  • that I stay spiritually grounded
  • that I remember that I am worth the effort
  • that I simplify my life — personally, professionally, academically, emotionally
  • that I let go any thing, habit, past-time or person that does not add positively to my life
  • that I remember that I’m never too old to have dreams
  • that I work concretely towards realizing some of those dreams in 2013
  • that I let go the things I can’t control
  • that I find time every day to do something creative

May each of you have courage to find, develop or embody your passions and life goals in 2013.  I’m looking forward to an adventurous 2013 for me and for you!

Happy New Year!!!

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  4. Andi December 31, 2012 / 8:41 pm

    This post may very well be the best wishes and thoughts for the New Years, I have read today. You are indeed worth the effort, we all are…it is always good to be reminded.
    Happy New Years to you, may all your dreams come true.

    • Nicky December 31, 2012 / 8:57 pm

      Andi … thank you so much for your thoughts and support! The post was very difficult to write since I had to admit some things to myself that I wasn’t ready to deal with. Are we ever ready? LOLOL!!!

      I wish the very same for you in 2013 — fulfillment of dreams and being true and good to yourself. ((((hugs))))

      • Andi January 1, 2013 / 10:17 am

        I could tell it was hard and that is why it was so special to me. You are stepping in the right direction. I would recommend printing out this post and taping it somewhere that you can see it everyday, just as reminder of your past travels and plans for future travels!

        • Nicky January 1, 2013 / 10:30 am

          ((((tighter hugs complete with big sloppy tears)))) … so early in the year for all this crying! 😳 I can’t thank you enough for your support.

          I’m going to print this today … one copy for my bathroom wall and one copy for my journal. You’ve just inspired me to convert the verse into a cross-stitch chart. I don’t know how to do it but I’ll find out today!

          Feel free to print it if it helps you too. (((more hugs)))

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