Thursday, December 31, 2009

What's in a Year?

For me, a year comprises 365 vessels of time that sit on a shelf in our mind. A collection of vessels that we grow year after year. Vessels that we can fill with anything we please...our heart’s desire.

At the end of the year, we get to look back at the collection of those days and see a perfect reflection of what’s important in our lives. What filled our days?

I hope as you look back over this past year you find rows and rows of vessels filled with love, laughter, family, friendship, dreams, hopes, and lessons. A collection of days that will forever grace your memory.

And, if, as we look back over the past 365 days, we are not completely satisfied with its content, may we recognize that we have been blessed with another 365 opportunities to “get it right”. The perfect "do over". Isn’t life a wonderful ride?

I hope tonight finds each of you surrounded by those you love. With a head filled with warm memories of the past year, and a heart full of dreams for 2010!

Happy New Year my friends!

P.S. This made sense to me as I was writing. But, if you are reading and scratching your head in confusion, be kind and remember that the author, at least for tonight, is on some pretty strong pain meds. I hope the sentiment didn't get lost in the delivery. : -)


jmac said...

NO, sweet friend. Your message was not lost but hit right at home with me!
Life is a wonderful ride..if we just give it a chance.

I wish I were closer...I'd come eat cake with tina and eat pain meds with you on this New Year's eve!!
(wink, wink!!)
Happy New Year!!!!!!

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Beautiful post!! Hope you're feeling better soon!!

Happy New Year!


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I got it, LaurieAnna! : ) I look at it the same way ~ kind of like a new, fresh, blank piece of paper. Have a Happy New Year!

Blissful Endings said...

Beautifully stated. Happy New Year to you and yours. Tracy

mzzterry said...

I get it (but i am on pain meds too!!) I think your sentiment is beautiful. I am praying for you, I hope you recover amazingly well & are back at your store where I know you thrive and are such a blessing to so many people (like me). May the vessels on the shelf of 2010 be filled with wonderful things for you. God BLess.

vintage girl at heart said...

Have a wonderful New Year and a speedy recovery!!!

unique unique design said...

Very well the image. Hope you are feeling better every day.
Happy 2010 to you and yours,

trash talk said...

Pass me a couple of those pain meds and I bet I understand it even better. Just Kidding! I got it perfectly. It has been a unique year full of ups and downs for me, but not a one of the 365 would I change. They brought me to where I am happy contented chubby lady! Blessings and Happy New Year's eve to you. I have a feeling 2010 is going to be a landmark year!


Would never have guessed you were influenced by anything other than sincerity, sweet sentiment and glad wishes. And fabulous writing skills! Wishing you a speedy recovery, peace and a mErRy new year ~ Angela

Jenn said...

It made perfect sense! Happy New Year!

Tanna said...

Perfect sense!! Well said! Happy New Year and may your vessels be full of wonderful times!

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