Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy 2014!

As usual in the New Year - I don't resolve to do anything different, but I do want to make sure that everything I do has good purpose and is beneficial to myself and others.  The quote above was spotted in a magazine while I was visiting my family over the holidays.  I'm still mulling this one - it's powerful, I think.  And the following are quotes I've posted before - I still love them.  :)  Happy New Year, my friends!

- I do think New Year's resolutions can't technically be expected to begin on New Year's Day, don't you? Since, because it's an extension of New Year's Eve, smokers are already on a smoking roll and cannot be expected to stop abruptly on the stroke of midnight with so much nicotine in the system. Also dieting on New Year's Day isn't a good idea as you can't eat rationally but really need to be free to consume whatever is necessary, moment by moment, in order to ease your hangover. I think it would be much more sensible if resolutions began generally on January the second. ~Helen Fielding, Bridget Jones's Diary

- Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account. ~Oscar Wilde

- Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go. ~Brooks Atkinson


Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Happy New Year Lynn .. I don't do resolutions either .. just enjoy the coming year as each minute passes .. savouring each and every second ..

Cheers and Happy New Year - Hilary

Fireblossom said...

Happy New Year, Lynn! My resolution is to visit your blog today. ;-)

Louvregirl said...

Like that last one Lynn! Here's one for you:

“Faith is why I'm here today and faith is why I made it through.”
― Jonathan Anthony Burkett, Neglected But Undefeated: The Life Of A Boy Who Never Knew A Mother's Love

sage said...

I run my new year resolutions on a fiscal calendar :) (not really). Have a blessed 2014!

Granny Annie said...

It seems that just as I think I have found the reason I think I was born, I find another reason and another.

Happy New Year Lynn. Let's all run hand and hand into 2014 with smiles and great expectations of good things happening.

Betty Manousos said...

happy new year agin!
may you and yours enjoy peace, health and happiness in the coming year!


Lynn said...

Hilary -

Exactly - I am going to do just that.

Cheers and happy New Year!

FB -

An awesome resolution. :)

lg -

So true - I love that.

Sage -

Ha! Same to you, my friend.

Granny Annie -

Same here really - although my goal to work for non-profit never seems to come together. I'm thinking that one isn't meant to be. Or maybe the unpaid work I do for non-profits fills the bill - it's certainly rewarding.

Yes - hand in hand. I love that. Hugs! Happy New Year, my friend.

Betty -

Same to you! Hugs!

Elephant's Child said...

Happy New Year. No resolutions here. I fail often enough already and don't need to set up another reason for self flagellation.
I plan to keep on muddling through, trying to tread lightly in an ecological and emotional sense (do as little harm, and as much good as possible).

Joanne said...

Haha I am definitely starting my new year's goal of eating better on the 2nd! Today is still a holiday in my mind!

Riot Kitty said...

These are great! I love Mark Twain. Happy New Year.

desk49 said...

Three things a person has to look forward to in life
1. They is indescribable
2. They know everything
3. They can’t remember anything

Good intention never feeds the family or pays the rent.

Yesterday is gone, tomorrow will never gets here, right now won’t last.

Have a great New Year

Chatty Crone said...

I am wishing you a wonderful new year. sandie

Snaggle Tooth said...

Hope 2014 is full of many wonderful surprises for you!
Thanks for being such a positive input into my internet time!
Love the Twain Quote- Still trying to find out why!

TALON said...

Happy New Year, Lynn!

Lee said...

I never make New Year resolutions.

However,I did start reading "Cross Creek" again last night. And I have made the resolve to stay as cool as possible these next couple of days, and to drink lots of water (I always drink lots of water, anyway, so there's nothing new there) because we're in for's already started.

If anyone knocks on my door today...they'll just have to wait until I don some gear. My chosen attire today is a bra and panties (my two furry, four-legged mates don't mind - they're envious, actually). It's either wait until I clothe myself or I'll just stay quiet and ignore their knocking.

I'll probably do the latter! ;)

OldLady Of The Hills said...

A Very Happy New Year To You, My Dear. I don't make resolutions. I don't even think about what's to come or what has been.....Every year has it's GOOD parts and it's difficult and/or painful BAD parts---and it was ever day at a time----do the best you can and live in the moment as much as you can, and enjoy as much as you can. That's about it, for me.

Lynn said...

Elephant's Child -

I kind of do the muddling through thing, too. :)

Joanne -

I am eating better, too, but did finish the Christmas candy over the weekend.

Riot Kitty -

Mark Twain was a wise man, for sure.

Ellis -

Oh my! Happy New Year to you, too, my friend!

Lynn said...

Sandie -

Happy New Year, to you, too!

Snaggle -

I'm still trying to find out why, too. And thank you for being such a faithful visitor!

Talon -

Same to you, my friend.

Lee -

It's so difficult to imagine hot weather like that when we will not get out of the 20s today. So cold!

I think ignoring the knocking is a good plan. :)