Tuesday, January 2, 2018

It's January...

Yesterday I opened up my new calendar for 2018 from
Longwood Gardens.
It's crisp, clean and beautiful, January will be uneventful.
Only one doctor appointment, one birthday,
I sent my nephew his birthday card, and we have no special events.
I could not decide if I was happy or sad.
I loved the look of the calendar, 
as I stared at it, I wondered what adventures were waiting for us in 2018.
I wondered if the year could possibly be any better than this past year.
We had a great year, I don't focus on the negatives, of course there were some,
but I remember all the wonderful times I had this year.
One stand out event this past year, my first ever girls trip...I had such an amazing time.

A fresh new year is upon us once again...a new beginning, a fresh start...
a time to be thankful for the blessings of the past year...
a time to reflect upon all of our achievements.
2018 is here, let's vow to be kind, giving, brave, happy...adventurous.

And remember, this is the beginning of anything you want...
it's your year to sparkle!!


  1. Hello, Debbie. It is best to forget the negative and remember all the great happy times. Your girl's trip was one of the happy times. I am happy that you had a happy 2017. I hope your 2018 is even better. I wish you and yours all the best in 2018, happy New Year! Have a great day and new week!

  2. I am sure you will have many more exhilarating adventures in 2018 Debbie! Happy New Year and have a great week :)

  3. Sue clings to the paper calendar tradition. I just use Google Calendar. But yeah, it's not pretty. :)

  4. It is indeed! Happy New Year, Debbie!

  5. It’s pretty exciting isn’t it?

  6. Happy New Year! I am with you, we can make this new year anything we want. I love clean slates.
    I love that picture Debbie, You always have such a nice positive attitude.
    Have a wonderful day,

  7. If my sparkle were half as much as yours, I'd be a happy woman. Happy New Year!!

  8. Happy new year and much goodness for 2018 to you as well!

  9. So exciting to think of all the new adventures to come our way in a new year!
    Wishing you the very best in 2018, Debbie!

  10. Yes,let's make 2018 the best one yet.

  11. I am thrilled that you had such a wonderful year, Debbie, and I wish you all the most wonderful things in 2018.

  12. I love new calendars, new journal pages - they seem full of possibilities! I hope you have a wonderful 2018!

  13. Happy happy new year my friend!! Looking foward to all this years adventures and looking FOward to YOURS AS WELL because you share them with us! Do you eat black eyed peas on new years?

  14. Good for you! It doesn't help to focus on the negatives...unless it's to improve, but otherwise no.

  15. I have four bdays this month and one dr. apt. I really loved the holidays and enjoyed the decorations. I have managed to get most all my decorations put up. Just have to wait till the temps warm up before I go take lights down.

  16. Glad it was such a good year for you. I could sure use a fresh start!

  17. Happy new year and thanks for the reminder. Greetings!

  18. Always good to focus on the positives ...
    Happy New Year Wishes.

    All the best Jan

  19. Happy New Year Dear Debbie! Focusing on the positive is one of the main reasons I blog!!

  20. Oh my sweet friend, I loved this post. You said the perfect thoughts to welcome in a New Year. I like the adventurous part. I have always enjoyed reading your adventures and you are good at it. I think I need to take a lesson for you. Sometimes, I take life too seriously. I love you for your fun personality and the many awesome things you do and share with us all.
    Sending loving New Year beginnings thoughts your way. May we all have great moments and remember the good times more than the struggles that come. I love your postitive thoughts today. Hugs~