"Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one. "
~John Lennon


Saturday, December 31, 2011

Looking Forward To A New Year

We are ushering in a new year. Let us hope the year brings hope and happiness to people who have been beaten down with the harsh realities of life. Let us help wherever possible the people who live each day with hungry bellies. Sending five dollars to an energy assistance program in your community can help an elderly member in your town be warm and stay well. Find out what is needed at your local schools and tell your friends what that is and help provide the better learning environment at the schools. Make this a year that you think of others. Make that your New Year Resolution and follow through the entire year, and see if this is the best year ever. Thinking of others and caring and sharing bring many rewards in ways you cannot even imagine.

May this year be happy for all of us.
2012 means changes. One change is that I am no longer anonymous. Here is me drinking my coffee this morning:
Toasting you all with my morning coffee and sending good wishes to you all. Thank you for your love and support.

29 comments:

Ms. A said...

Happy New Year, Cici!

Cinner said...

Very wise messages here CiCI, Happy New Year to you. hugs.

oceangirl said...

Happy New Year CiCi. I'll take your wish to heart.

DJan said...

Thank you, CiCi. I will ring in the new year here in the Pacific Northwest with my usual glass of red wine at 9:00pm while I watch the ball drop in New York. Then I'll head off to bed: no late hours for this senior! But I do think I'll make it to 9:00pm, which is just about the latest I can manage! :-)

I too hope for a better year for you, me, and the rest of our community of friends. Oh, I'll just wish for everyone to have a great year!! :-)

CiCi said...

Ms.A, here's hoping for a great year for all of us.

Cinner, hope the coming year is one of super good health for you.

oceangirl, yes, the wishes are from the heart. Please take them and embrace them.

DJan, I can picture you toasting with your wine. Lately I have been staying up later than 9:00. Hugs to you.

terri said...

A wonderful New Year's Resolution. I think I'll take you up on it. Focusing on others always helps me stop worrying "what about me?"

Happy New Year, my friend!

Brian Miller said...

i hope that many head your last warning there and i imagine you are in for all kinds of blessing in the coming year...smiles...happy new year cici!

"Abby" said...

Great messages! Happy New Year CiCi!

Jeni said...

Very good words to contemplate and find a way to help for the New Year ahead. And as I mention that event, may you have a wonderful New Year too! Peace, CiCi!

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

Happy New Year! :)

CiCi said...

terri, exactly. This is going to be my plan this year, to think about others, to help where I am able.

Brian, I hope you are correct in your prediction of blessings for this year.

Abby, thanks. Happy New Year to you as well.

Jeni, you are always doing things to help others so for you this is a way of life.
Thanks for the good wishes.

Shadowthorne, thanks and many good wishes to you too.

Eddie Bluelights said...

Happy New Year, CiCi ~ Eddie x

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

You are every bit as adorable as I suspected! I wish you a wonderful 2012, and I love your idea of looking beyond ourselves much more this year. :)

Joanna Jenkins said...

CiCi, You are BEAUTIFUL!! Thanks for the great photo and for your smart advice and good wishes.

You've been on my mind and I'm sending you extra hugs and well wishes in 2012. You are so cherished in blogland and it's a pleasure to know you.

Happy New Year. xoxo jj

James said...

And to you a humble wish for your best year ever. Love you, darlin'

Unknown Mami said...

Toasting to you with my cup of coffee right now! Love your glasses. Happy New Year!

Brian Miller said...

and nice pic too...tasting back...smiles

Christina said...

Hello beautiful! Nice to "meet" you.
Happy new year!
XO

bill lisleman said...

You are starting the new year in a great way. All the best. Nice pic and that's a good size coffee mug.

Rock Chef said...

Happy New Year, CiCi! I have a feeling that this year is going to be a good one, even if a bit busy in my house!

Nice to see a good photo of you too! I see some fully loaded book shelves behind you - every home needs those! :-)

Maggie May said...

Happy New Year CiCi....... Hoping you have all that your heart desires in 2012.
It is good to see a photo of you.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

CherylK said...

And a very Happy New Year to you, too, CiCi! Love the photo...your glasses are way cool. By the way, that Lennon quote is one of my favorites but I might have already told you that. But just in case I didn't...it is!

Stickup Artist said...

Hello Gorgeous! Even a friendly word or smile exchanged with a stranger can ripple throughout one's entire day...

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Good for you for coming out of the dark into the light and showing who you are. I think that's WONDERFUL and that all bloggers should do this. Happy New Year!

Margie said...

CiCi
Nice to see you, Happy New year!
I love that picture of you!

julochka said...

happy new year to you! thank you for your sweet comments on my blog - i'm usually faster at visiting my visitors, but i've been down with a major cold/cough (and now headache) since the 1st. oh well, then i'll have that out of the way here and can get on with the new year. :-)

i'm definitely vowing to get involved in my community more this year...joining a local culture group that's promoting all sorts of culture-related things in our little community. and tho' it's full of frustrations, i'll continue to volunteer on the board of my daughter's riding school. i think we're living through a shift where volunteering will become even more important to how we get all sorts of things done in our societies. so helping in our communities is a great resolution for 2012!

:-)
/julie

Hilary said...

I'm late to this party but since it's still very early in the year, I'll add my good wishes along with the others. Happy, HAPPY New Year, my dear CiCi. May it just keep getting better for you from here on in. Hugs.

Cinner said...

I think your just beautiful, I too noticed your books in the background. Glad the New Year is starting off and I pray for a fun filled year for you. hugs.

susan said...

CiCi, I think you are just beautiful! You look so happy and content in your little house. Many good things will come to you this year of 2012! You get what you give and you give plenty my dear! xoxo