Tuesday, December 31, 2013

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It's New Year's Eve.  My time to take stock, to reflect, to ponder.  I am usually reluctant to say goodbye, whether it's to a person, a season, or an entire year.  I like to ponder, to think, to say, "Farewell and thank you" to the old before I am ready to bring on the new.  I  like to count my blessings and hold up each memory for one more clear view before tucking it safely away.

I've been doing a little of that.  I've been listing my blessings and my goals.  I've been thinking about intentions and focus.  I've been planning and dreaming.  But.  This year, more than any other, I find myself facing fully forward.  2014?  Bring it!  I'm ready.

May 2014 bring you much joy.  
May we all have peace in our homes, 
laughter by our firesides, 
time spent with family, 
and contentment in our hearts.  

Thank you for being a part of Come Sit By My Fire this past year.  Your visits and each of your comments are a blessing to me.  Thank you.

Happy New Year!

28 comments:

Jeanne said...

"Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering 'It will be happier'..." (Lord Alfred Tennyson)


Happy New Year 2014 may it bless us with the very best.

Kamana said...

Happy new year Relyn. I have been in hibernation from blogging (and all online existence) for the last six months. But I am back here (http://capturingjoyeveryday.blogspot.com/) now. Please come say hi :)

Jeanne said...

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"Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering 'It will be happier'..." (Lord Alfred Tennyson)








Happy New Year 2014 may it bless us with the very best.

paris parfait said...

Dear Relyn, wishing you and yours a healthy and happy new year! 2014 is off to a good start here and I hope it is for you as well. I consider it a good omen that our "resident" swans returned for the first time since last summer - accompanied by their two stroppy teenage cygnets. :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dear dear Relyn! What a gorgeous greeting to find you on my blog page and then to see you HERE! I love the gray and red! Well, I wish you all the same lovely wishes you left me, and may we both indeed feel the warmth of our fires (mine is going - it's -20 outside!) and the warmth of life in 2014! BE WELL! Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dear dear Relyn! What a gorgeous greeting to find you on my blog page and then to see you HERE! I love the gray and red! Well, I wish you all the same lovely wishes you left me, and may we both indeed feel the warmth of our fires (mine is going - it's -20 outside!) and the warmth of life in 2014! BE WELL! Anita

Lisa Gordon said...

Wishing you a bright and beautiful New Year, Relyn!

Roban said...

Here's to a wonderful new year for you, Relyn. (Is it just me, or do you ever find it difficult to think in yearly terms of January-December? I can't shake the school calendar for the life of me!

Jenny Woolf said...

Thank you for all your lovely posts this year, Relyn, and I am looking forward to reading more next year. I hope 2014 is a very good year for you!

christinelaennec said...

Relyn thank you for your lovely wishes on my blog. I wish you and your beautiful family all good things in 2014. "The best is yet to be!" (Robert Browning) Thank you for your uplifting blog. xox

Willow said...

Relyn ~
How simply beautiful .
Many blessings to you my sweet friend.
Thank you so much for your beautiful email.
Happy New Year,
Willow

betty said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog; I'm not sure I had ever been to yours before. I do like your taking time to say goodbye to the old year before welcoming in tne new one. I hope it is a good one for you and yours!

betty

Marilyn said...

And thank you for visiting me in 2013. It was wonderful to stand side by side snapping pictures and sharing a meal in the greenhouse.
May your 2014 be blessed with JOY.

amelia said...

I love the wish/prayer for the year!

Other than that, I wish you all good things in the coming year . . .

Anita said...

Happy New Year Relyn! Wishing you the best year ever!

Tracy said...

Happy New Year to you & yours Relyn! So lovely to catch up with you here post-holidays and travels. :o) Here's to all the BEST in 2014! ((HUGS))

Allison DeGeorge said...

May God bless and keep you
May God's face shine on you
May God be kind to you and give you peace
Numbers 6:24

May blessed days come your way...

Angel Blue said...

Happy New Years

Mac n' Janet said...

Relyn Thank you so much for your blog, I always enjoy reading it, it's one I always look forward to seeing.
Have a blessed 2014.

Jaime said...

Happy New Year, sweet Relyn!
Wishing you all things delightful.

love to you and yours xoxoxo

GraceGal said...

Thank you so much Relyn for your comments and blessing on my blog. May you have strength, grace and joy in this new year.

Debbie said...

Thank you so much, my friend, for you blog and your comments on mine. Your blog is often where I go for a bit of peace and calm, which I have definitely needed this past year.

Lara said...

Happy New Year! Thanks for always making my day a bit sweeter whenever I stop by.

Isa Lisboa said...

Thank you for your words in 2013, and may you have all you wish for 2014! :)

gkgirl said...

happy new year,
my blog friend!

Looking forward to popping by
here more often...

Hugs!!

Pamela said...

I've been fighting a sickness so am just now getting around to say, "Happy New Year." I'm embracing the New Year, knowing I can face the future because HE lives!

Jennifer Richardson said...

I wish you the sweetest and the richest
and the boldest and bravest
as the year unfolds, dear Relyn:)
-Jennifer

Cathi said...

Happy New a Year, Relyn. Cheers to a fabulous year! xxoo

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