Friday, January 1, 2010

Welcome 2010!

I have always loved New Years Day! I make a big pot of chili every year, and  take the day as it comes. Very different from my normal daily routine. My husband and I spent a quiet evening at home to see the New Year in, so I just slept in a bit more then usual, and have spent most of the morning, visiting all the wonderful blogs.

Do you remember the excitement of the first day of school? Well maybe you weren't excited but I always was. Fresh new paper, sharpened pencils, and a fresh new start to a new school year. To this day a new notebook, journal, or now a blog page is still exciting to me. I can fill it with thoughts, ideas, plans, dreams, anything I wish.

I am like most of you.....I have dreams, wishes, goals, and good intentions, for 2010. Yep would love to lose some weight, excersize more, and all of the normal resolutions we all have, but my real desire for this year is to be more present in the moment of everyday living. With family, friends, a business to run, a home to care for, and the multitude of other things that enter our daily lives, I find myself scattered and missing some of the most wonderful moments with busyness.

So my wish for this year, is to connect more with my loved ones, prioritize what is really important, and just enjoy the journey of life. I would love to have you all join me, in sharing 2010 together. Looking forward to this year with all the enthusiasm of that first day of school, with that fresh new notebook, and today it started with sharing with all of you.

God's Blessings to Each and Everyone of my dear blogging friends! May this New Year, be filled with Joy, Blessings, and Love!


  1. Happy New Year Jody. I know what you mean about missing wonderful moments because of busyness. I hope your journey this year is full of friends, family and blessings.


  2. Jody,
    I soooo agree with your whole post. We all need to learn to slow down and enjoy lifes journey and make the most of all it's littlest moments with our loved ones. May the New Year bring you and yours joy, happiness and love with no bounds.
    Prim Huggs n Blessins

  3. I think that connecting more with your loved ones and prioritizing what is really important in your life are great goals. I hope your 2010 journey is a happy, fulfilling and healthy year!

  4. Great wishes for a brand new year! Happy New Year Jody!!!

  5. Hi Jody and may this year to be full of friendship, love and joy!
    Mila :)

  6. What a great reflection, Jody! Thanks for sharing it. You've inspired me to pay more attention to the Journey instead of the destination so that I might find joy in it!
    ~ Lisa


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