A new year is a simple unit of time
a short fragment of eternity
a precious gift from the universe.
A new year is a repeat offering
to try new things, to make mistakes
to learn from them and to grow.
A new year is a renewed invitation
to live each minute of it mindfully
harboring love and hope but no fear.
A new year is a thousand opportunities
to bring a smile on a stranger’s face
a sparkle of joy on an angel’s wing.
20 thoughts on “A New Year”
A new year is the time to strenghthen new friendships so they become great friendships. Have a Happy New Year my friend. 🙂 I love your pictures and your words speak to me.
You are so right Jackie! And we’ll do just that in 2014 🙂 It’ll be a happy one!
A Beautiful Way to Start the New Year 🙂
Thank you Morgan! Happy 2014 to you!
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year to you too!
Just beatiful! Wishing you a very happy 2014 – keep up the great work!
Thank you! Happy 2014 to you too! I look forward to reading more stories from Africa!
So many opportunities; how right you are : )
Yes – my intention is to use more of these opportunities this year 🙂
Fireworks are not the easiest item to capture…you did a great job. What a fun time you had.
Thanks Laurie. I have hundreds of bad and so-so photos of fireworks from previous years. This time at least little of the practice paid off. I took 146 shots and about 15-20 are fairly good 🙂 so I hope 2014 I will be able to take more quality photos. At least I will work on it!
Wishing you and yours a very happy new year too!! 🙂
Thanks Sumithra! I wish you & yours a wonderful 2014!
Happy New Year.
The same to you Carl!!
Fantastic post Dear! Happy New Year To YOU! ✽ ✾ ✿ ❀ ❁ ❃ ❋
Thanks Koko! Happy New Year to you too!!!
Oh, my!! What amazing pictures, they are wonderful. Happy New Year sweet friend, wishing for you a very prosperous 2014 filled with all good things. Very nice post. Hugs
Thank you dear Mag! Wishes for a wonderful year to you, your family & all furry friends as well! Hugs