Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Gifts to Ourselves


Fireworks over Shanghai, photograph used with permission, courtesy of photographer, 
Jian Shuo Wang.


Choose a word, or two or three. Make them yours. Give them to yourself in 2008. Let me offer them as wishes in this new year as we greet this day.

Passion, Joy, Peace, Adventure, Love, Insight, Happiness, Wealth, Luck, Endurance, Prosperity, Understanding, Patience, Balance, Laughter, Flexibility, Health, Strength, Courage, Compassion, Respect, Nurturance, Play, Temperance, Risk-taking, Wisdom, Growth, Discovery, Celebration, Triumph, Amusement, Inspiration, Pleasure.

Happy New Year!

14 comments:

Lee said...

Lovely! Thank you!

chosha said...

Integrity. Revelation.

Happy New Year!

Brenda said...

Strength, courage, compassion, and joy. And love, the binding-stuff of the universe, what we're all here for. A beautiful list, Sky, I enjoyed each word like a jewel that opened up a whole range of thoughts and feelings as I meditated on the glimmer within the letters.

Wishing you a fruitful and loving and very blessed year...

hugs xo

Kerstin said...

I love this list, lots of great and encouraging words there. I already have my word as you know but if I chose another or two, it would be Passion and Health.

Happy New Year, Sky!

Frankie said...

Perfect. What wonderful words!!! I choose them all, but to only pick two or three I'd say; adventure, insight and discovery. Happy New Year, my dear!!! xoxo

rdl said...

Like your words!
Happy New Year!!

tamarika said...

Happy New Year, Sky. Thanks for stopping by my blog. (I think I will choose laughter and inspiration!)

mm said...

This is beautiful. I choose Love, Strength and Balance. But I don't not choose any of them!

Happy New Year, dear Sky. Thank you for your friendship. It's a pleasure knowing you.

colleen said...

My word is authenticity.

Joe's coming home today. He's flying on the red eye from San Fransisco and I just heard he ran into a Floyd friend on the same plane. I guess I'll be saved a trip down down the mountain to Roanoke to pick him up. Small world!

Blessings for the new year.

♥Nova said...

I also add renewal and rebirth!

I'm sorry that I've been away for so long, but I resolve that I will be around here more often.

Cheers for all the blessings to come in this new year! ♥

Patry Francis said...

All wonderful words, but if given a choice, I'd always choose love. Sending lots of it to you.

Suzann said...

How uplifting, Sky - I hope you have joy, love and blessings in abundance this year. Love, Suzann

Sonia said...

A VERY HAPPY AND LOVELY 2008 to you and to yours loved ones!

Thanks for your nice comment on my blog!

earthfriendlygardening said...

Happy New Year Sky. Thanks for visiting my blog and introducing yours--I enjoyed the photos & narratives. I was interested to read your bio. Like you, I'm originally from the South but now transplanted elsewhere. My parents are East & West like you & your husband...my dad from North Carolina and my mom from East India (Goa). Looking forward to visiting again soon.