Winter collage

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Sunday, December 25, 2011

2011 Blessings

There are only a few more days left in this roller-coaster year...we have seen the best and the not-so-good on this beautiful, but delicate, planet we call home. Politicians who know nothing of reality and continue to waste our time and monies, corporations continuing to behave badly, weather disasters that took lives and homes, saying goodbye to loved ones - the sad things are endless. Then the images of joyous reunions as our troops return home, people who give with generous hearts to those who need it most, advancement in the treatment of diseases, the good things are endless too. 
I hope 2011 has been kind to each of you, dear readers...so during this week before we receive the gift of a new slate, new opportunities, new experiences...take time to remember the Blessings of this past year.

My own dozen Blessings - the computer doesn't have enough storage space to list them all...

1. A family that is as "constant as the North Star."
2. Having my Mom (86) and Dad (93) with us.
3. Knowing our Dave and Jena are well and happy in Alaska.
4. Losing 6 pounds!  :o)
5. Motivated to lose more...
6. Making the Christmas turkey stuffing with home-grown herbs.
7. Molly and Kelsie and all the sweet memories of our Sasha.
8. Each of you who take the time to read my wandering thoughts &     the online friendships that have formed.
9. My sewing room studio
10. Books
11. Beautiful music
12. The special groups of ladies that I meet with regularly and share the bond of quilting with. 

Always keep the child in you nearby - as a toddler, there are misty memories of sitting in a rocking horse and about 15 years ago, I found one exactly like my memory - it had to come home with me.

Wishing each of you Blessings in 2012!

Linking up with Alphabe-Thursday over at Miss Jenny's - be sure to visit all the other postings for this week.













20 comments:

EG Wow said...

Yes. it has been a roller coaster year but, as you say, 2012 is a clean slate. All the best to you in 2012!

Riet said...

A wonderful new years post.
Wishing you all the best in 2012 and may all your wishes come true

Riet

Pondside said...

Imagine how lucky we are to live in a world in which we have more for which to be grateful than we have room to list it all!
I loved your list, and your admonition to remember the child in each of us.

Teresa said...

What a great way to send out 2011. I hope 2012 is wonderful to you!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

You have so many wonderful things to be thankful for! Happy New Year!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

It has been a wonderful year and also a very challenging year! Wishing you a blessed 2012,

Vicki/Jake said...

Ah yes, The more you say 'Thanks' the more good things you'll be thankful for next year....
Have a great new one:)

Wanda said...

Wonderful post. The best to you in 2012!

Leovi said...

A delicious list, thanks for the number 8.

mrs. c said...

I always think that it is a great idea to make a list of all that you are thankful for! This year I gave each of my friends a "gratitude journal" so they could write each day something they are thankful for.

Friko said...

A lovely list of blessings; I must cast my mind over a list of my own before the end of the year.

Happy New Year to you and your loved ones.

Naperville Now said...

taking stock of our blessings. thanks for the sweet reminder :)
Sue (who loves to quilt but is sadly to exhausted to do so!)

anitamombanita said...

Great post! Happy New Year to you too!

Janet said...

Lovely post. I too lost a beloved dog this year, Chewee who was 17. He is missed every day.
Happy New Year to you.

☆☆Mumsy said...

Fantastic way to welcome the new year!

Wishing you more blessing in 2012!

Judie said...

A lovely post, Pat. I wish I could collect all the wonderful bloggers I have met in the last year, put them in one room for a few hours, and have some up close and personal time with each one!

Happy New Year!!

Lori said...

Blessings to you in 2012!!

Maureen said...

A wonderful list.
All the best to you in 2012!

Nana said...

Pat: Another beautiful post...there is so much to be grateful for. Very inspiring. Where did you ever find your rocking horse? Mine was a duck "Ducky Do".

Happy New Year...

Jenny said...

Oh Pat, this was so beautiful and reflective.

Sending you warm wishes for a 2012 filled with more of the same...beauty, peace, creativity...oh, and perhaps that magic organizational button!