Monday, December 31, 2007

New Year....New Beginnings

Happy New Year to each and everyone of you!! The eve of a brand new year is upon us, how exciting that is!! I have spent a good portion of these last few days thinking back over this last year.....my goals, did I meet them, did I use the past twelve months to brighten not only my life but someone else's life too. Sitting talking with my sweet husband, we shared the importance of sharing not only what we have, but who we are. I want each of you to know that I have felt heartfelt goodness from all of you. Others may ask just how can that be you don't even know these people. I have to admit there has been times when the thought has crossed my mind and I had to sit and think Bev are you ok LOL! Receiving so much goodness from strangers is weird right? I mean here I am a grown woman talking to other women via the computer LOL! I have had enough time now to feel my way through this thing called blogging, and I know that all of you are a special breed of women and I feel good to be in your company! How many can say, that they have friends on all four corners of the earth! Thank you for your kindness, prayers, laughter, beautiful blogs, and honesty to name a few!

I have a few new plans for this new year I am excited about! Although a few hours yet, God has given me another year, I am so glad He is a God of a second chance..... So I am simply carrying over the unfinished or I can just plain start anew! This new year, I plan to stay more focused and completing all my little unfinished projects! No more one sock knitting thing, or an unfinished scarf, incomplete paper projects or a grand idea not carried out! For me this New Year will be a year of Completion! I have told myself....don't even start it, if you don't plan on finishing it! :o)

All the storytelling around blogland has so inspired me to write again. For many years, I have had a longing to seriously share through writing. My dream is to one day have something published. I have been looking into a few institutions of writing, but I am just not sure which way to go just yet. So that is one thing I will be making a decision on this coming year.

Wow! I think 2008 will be a wonderful year! What are your plans? Any new ones, continued ones? Remember with a New Year are new possibilities: I just love what the great Apostle Paul says about moving on and pressing ahead:

Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected;
but I press on, that I may lay hold of that
for which Christ Jesus has also laid
hold of me.

Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended;
but one thing I do, forgetting those things
which are behind and reaching
forward to those things which are ahead,

I press toward the goal for the prize
of the upward call of God in
Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12-14 (NKJV)

This past year has been a wonderful one, but guess what!! I believe the best is yet to come!! Come and let's share the possibilities...... HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!

Smiles....

Beverly

40 comments:

NAME: CIELO said...

.... and same to you my dear Beverly. Blessings to you and yours during 2008.

Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. ~Hal Borland.

Cielo

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Beautiful words, Beverly! I wish you and your family a joyous and peaceful New Year!

Mary Isabella said...

Happy New Year to you my friend!!!

shabby chic said...

Just dropped into say hello and have a happy new year. Love your blog it is very thoughtfull and beautifull to read x

Kimberley said...

Happy, happy New Year, sweet Beverly! I hope that 2008 brings you many good things :)

Kimberley

Tea said...

So glad I found your lovely blog this year! We're all nice folks here in this beautiful home & Christian living venue..even if we've all thought the same thing!!! :)
Happy New Year!!

Dawn Bibbs said...

Beverly, thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I hope you'll visit again. It's always so nice to see new names and new faces...and especially read new comments :-). And speaking of...I thank you so much for your kind words.

I hope you and your family had a wonderful 2007 and that 2008 brings you 10 times the happiness. Take care and I hope to see you around...

Linda said...

Hi Beverly,
Happy New Year to you and yours.
When I began blogging I had no idea what to expect, but like you I have met and made many new friends..it is a wonderful experience and I look forward to 2008. Wishing you much success in your writing adventure.
Have a wonderful year filled with peace and contentment..Linda

tash said...

Hi Beverly, have a wonderful new year and a fun, happy 2008!

KJ said...

Beverly, what a beautiful post! I think that I can bare witness to what you have accomplished just by reading your blog! You are amazing! I love your occupation of Creative Designer!

I am compiling some of my goals for my next post. I, too, am launching into my love of words! It will be exciting to see what God does with the 2 of us!

Thank you for your friendship, inspiration, and lovely spirit! You are a treasure!

BEST BLESSINGS FOR 2008!
KJ

KJ said...

P.S. My piano teach gave me a plaque in my you that I have never forgotten:

If a task is once begun,
Never leave it 'til it's done;
Be is large or be it small,
Do it well or not at all.

Love, KJ

Barbara Jacksier said...

Hi Beverly

I just discovered your blog and wanted to wish you a happy New Year. What would we do without a chance for new beginnings?
barbara

Becky K. said...

Happy New Year!
I love the passage you shared. How important it is to keep our eyes fixed on the goal.
I am so glad that I found your sweet blog and hope that you'll post and post this year.
My goals this year are simple. Slow down and enjoy my husband and family. Take care of them and treasure these days as our children are so close to becoming adults and having homes of their own.
Becky K.

Tracy said...

Happy New Year, dear Beverly! Such a beautiful, heartwarming post to start the new year with. I wish you JOY as you journey making your heart's wishes come true. Your dream of being published is one I can relate to, as that is something that has long been dear to my own heart as well. May all your dreams come true! I have some guidelines in mind for the New Year and am excited for the next months to unfold and I dwell in all their possibility! Happy Days ((HUGS))

Lady Laurie said...

I came across your blog, its just lovely. Wishing you and yours a wonderful and Happy New Year. Wishing you much success in your writing!!

Tina said...

Your so sweet and such a kind spirit! Happy New Year Beverly!

Britt-Arnhild said...

Good luck with your writing this new year Bev. I look forward to follow your paths.

Nan said...

Glad to have met you this year.
Happy New Year!
Nan

Rhondi said...

Hi Beverly. I just found you through a link on someone else's blog. I have only been at this since November but I feel the same way as you do. The people I have met in blogland are kind, sharing and creative! I like the scripture you wrote. It's a good one for the beginning of a new year. Come visit me sometime. Rhondi

the feathered nest said...

I think 2008 will be a wonderful year too! I'm excited to given another wonderful year to accomplish dreams. As always, I wish you much success and joy!

Manuela

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Happy Wonderful New Year to you! I love new beginnings!
Penny

Judy said...

Beverly, Happy, happy New Year!!
I feel so in synch with you, Beverly. I too love a new year, a new start and I'm amazed by this community of friends we share through our blogs. Thank you for all of your beautiful thoughts and words. Best wishes to you as you pursue your goals!
May 2008 be a wonderful year for you and your family!

Lisa said...

Just wanted to pop by to say Happy New Year!

I'll be checking back to see more of your beautiful cards and pictures.

Kari & Kijsa said...

What a blank canvas a new year is! We are grateful for each and every day!

smiles, kari and kijsa

Marcela said...

Hello my dear Beverly
It is great that you are going to write again!!!!!!!
Your posts are beautiful and very well written...You are a great writer..that's for sure!!!
Happy New Year to you and your loved ones, and a special kiss to your mother

Blessings
Marcela

Wild Rose said...

Hi Beverly

Happy New Year!

Talking of unfinished tasks, this is the third time that I have sat down to read your beautiful post ~ this time, I made it to the end!

I am so happy that we had an opportunity to talk yesterday ~ it means so much to hear your sweet voice and feel a connection with a friend in one of the other corners of our world.

May 2008 be filled with joy and blessings.

Hugs,
Marie x

Ragged Roses said...

Happy New Year to you Beverly. hope all your dreams come true and all good things come your way.
Kimx

Flea Market Queen said...

Beverly...
Here's to a fabulous 08!
Priscilla

Nonnie said...

Well I think you definitely should follow your writing goal because this is the loveliest post and puts into words so well so many of the things I am feeling right now both about the way joining this lovely blog World has changed my life, and about my hopes for this new year ahead.
I wish you and your family a very happy, healthy, peaceful and successful 2008. Fiona

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Pressed down and running over!!!
That is my wish for all of our New Years'!!! So sweet to know you :)

Raindrops said...

Happy New Year I hope 2008 is filled with all you want it to be. I look forward to reading you blog for the next year Tricia

Judy said...

Hi Beverly,
I wanted to tell you about my blog giveaway. Hope you'll have a chance to visit!!!
Have a great weekend!
Judy

bj said...

Beautiful posting, Beverly. I am looking forward to a wonderful year...God has always been so good to my family and myself..no reason to think things will change. I love life so much....I am so blessed. And, I, too, have really enjoyed blogging! So much fun!
hugs, bj

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh you write so beautifully, I am glad that you have been inspired to write again. I know how you feel about friends in blogland. Last fall I had an opportunity to meet so many artisans that I blog with at a Craft Bazaar. It was so wonderful to meet them face to face and be reassured that they were real. I think blogging is perfect for creatives, and to have met people like you is truly a blessing. Karen

Lynda said...

A lovely inspirational post, Beverly! Every day I'm amazed and blessed with the friendship that I've found through my blog. Isn't it wonderful that we can communicate so easily with one another? I wish you every success with getting your writing published. You write so beautifully. Happy New Year to you and your family! ~ ♥ Lynda xo

KJ said...

Beverly!

Yes, I did see your precious calling card at Judy's site. She is such a sweetheart, isn't she? I sometimes stop to think of how many special people I have added to my life in these brief 6 months. Up until June, I didn't even know what I was missing.

How is your online enterprise coming along. Any day now, I am expecting to see the grand opening fanfare!

HUGE HUGS,
KJ

dottycookie said...

Such a wonderful post Beverly. I love the idea of finishing off unfinished projects, and taking second chances.

Happy New Year!

Suzie Sews said...

Wishing you a Happy New Year and all the blessings. You just have an amazing way with words, I love catching up with your comments, they are so delicate and speak to and from the heart

homespun living said...

Ah, a year of completion, sounds like just what I should be resolving to do this year as well!
Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year,
Deb

Carolyn said...

Am sure joining you in sharing the possibilities this year! What a lovely reminder of new beginnings, always present. May this be the best year ever, for you and your DH!

Like you, Beverly, I remember my first visit to your exquisite blog . . . and I recall the peace that I felt, the beauty I saw, the simple, poignant words, and the feeling that I had found a comfortable, lovely, and oh, so encouraging place, and woman to visit! Your dear comments over the last few months have meant so much, and am so glad to be back! Big hugs. :-)