Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year 2013

Blog - Web Log - The official dictionary definition is "a Web site containing the writer's or group of writers' own experiences, observations, opinions, etc., and often having images and links to other Web sites."

The definition above does not include how much keeping a blog has enriched my life bringing new experiences and friends.  My New Years resolution is to keep blogging in the up-coming year.  I want to thank my audience for visiting my blog and taking an interest in my ramblings and quilting adventures.  Happy New Year!   

 Ann Landers' Perpetual New Years Resolution: 

 Let this coming year be better than all the others. Vow to do some of the things you've always wanted to do but couldn't find the time.

Call up a forgotten friend.  Drop an old grudge, and replace it with
some pleasant memories.  Share a funny story with someone whose sprits 
are dragging.  A good laugh can be very good medicine.

Vow not to make a promise you don't think you can keep.  Pay a debt.  Give 
a soft answer.  Free yourself of envy and malice.  Encourage some youth to 
do this or her best.  Share your experience, and offer support. Young people
need role models.

Make a genuine effort to stay in closer touch with family and good friends.  
Resolve to stop magnifying small problems and shooting from the lip.  Words 
that you have to eat can be hard to digest.

Find the time to be kind and thoughtful.  All of us have the same allotment:
24 hours a day. Give a compliment.  It might give someone a badly needed
lift.

Thing things though.  Forgive an injustice. Listen more. Be kind.

Apologize when you realize you are wrong. An apology never diminishes a 
person.  It elevates him. Don't blow your own horn.  If you've done 
something praiseworthy, someone will notice eventually.

Try to understand a point of view that is different from your own.  Few 
things are 100 percent one way or another.  Examine the demands you make 
on others.

Lighten up. When you feel like blowing your top, ask yourself, "Will it 
matter in a week from today?".  Laugh the loudest when the joke is on you.

The sure way to have a friend is to be one. We are all connected by our
humanity, and we need each other.  Avoid malcontents and pessimists. They
drag you down and contribute nothing.

Don't discourage a beginner from trying something risky.  Nothing ventured 
means nothing gained.  Be optimistic.  The can-do spirit is the fuel that 
makes things go.

Read something uplifting.  Deep-six the trash.  You won't eat garbage - why 
put it in your head? Don't abandon your old-fashioned principles.  They 
never go out of style.  When courage is needed, ask yourself, "If not me, 
who? If not now, when?"

Walk tall, and smile more.  You'll look 10 years younger. Don't be afraid to  
say, "I love you". Say it again. They are the sweetest words in the world. 

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