Sunday, January 01, 2012

The First Day

Ah, another year, is here. I feel open to endless possibilities. I hope this new year I find so many more ways to find community. I long that dormant dreams spring to life, that new things come to all our doors. I dream of a shifting of the tides to better days. I believe above all things that if there is anything in us we don't like, we can change. I stretch open my arms and welcome this new year.

I have some simple goals. I want to be more sensitive to others. I hope to dive into the deepest thoughts. I welcome explosions of insight. I'm hungry for good company. I want to be a decent friend. I am always so humbled by the people I know. I'm blessed to know the best of the best.

Here's to a year of beautiful things springing from the dirt. May the creator of all things shine upon us. May we find peace. May we find good words. May we find the art of our soul. And as mother always said to me, may you find the desire of your own heart.

As you can tell, I am wanting spring. So here is my doodle: Louisiana Iris.

The first quote of the year, a foolish notion.

Oh wad some power the giftie gie us To see oursel's as others see us! It wad frae monie a blunder free us, And foolish notion: what airs in dress an' gait wad lea'e us, an' ev'n devotion!

In case you can't piece it out:

O would some Power the gift to give us
To see ourselves as others see us!
It would from many a blunder free us,
And foolish notion:
What airs in dress and gait would leave us,
And even devotion!

Robert Burns


Sumel said...


Vijaya said...

Yes, a New Year, a new month always fills me with possibilities. Having a good community to be a part of is such a huge blessing. I pray you will be richly blessed in 2012, that your heart's desires are perfectly aligned with those of God's. Love and Peace, my friend.

MollyMom103 said...

My life is so much better with a few "Amen" thrown in, Susan!

Thanks so much, Vijaya. Oh, yes, the desire of your own heart is a gift from God. Hugs, Molly