Saturday, January 1, 2011

… fresh & new



I just love beginnings. . .

I'm an 'anticipator' by nature, & like other events, I have found myself really looking forward to the start of this new year. . .
. . . seeingly more than in years past.

I'm not certain why. . . I've been pondering why for the past week, & can't really explain my anticipation for this new year, so I'm just going to enjoy this new beginning.

 I feel like the beginning of a new year is like a brand new sketch book. . .
They all kind of look the same, 
but it's the blank pages 
that we get to fill with the pieces of ourselves. . .

We get to dream when looking at all crisp white pages. . .
. . . dream of what's to come.
. . . dream of filling the pages with our dreams, our ideas, & our hearts.

That's what I want to do with this new year. . . this fresh, new 'sketchbook' of my life. . .
I want to fill it with my heart.

. . . & to let me heart be a bit more transparent this year.
That's a little scary for me. . . but I know that I have been blessed with so much,
& without sharing it (& more importantly - the source of it!), I would be hiding the Light that fills my life under a bushel. . . (so to speak!)

. . . So, welcome 2011!

. . . & I wish for you the promise & blessings of this new day & this new year.
May it be filled with a new & fresh outlook for us all!

Bren

7 comments:

Karen said...

Happy New Year 2011 to you! I thoroughly enjoyed reading your post and agree with it....

with so many the tragedies throughout the world, the financial difficulties for so many, we need to put the sad thoughts on the back burner and adopt a feeling of hopefulness and joy for the coming year.

Wishing you and all others a great 2011~

Hugs, Karen

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Happy New Year Bren!
We are so blessed we just need to be grateful and make 2011 the best we can!

Sherri said...

Thanks for this post...best wishes for 2011!

Jacquelynne said...

A new year is like a brand new notebook and a brand new giant box of crayons, isn't it??
A happy and blessed 2011 to you, and of course, dad and Bailey!

Louise said...

Yes, I agree a new year and new beginnings. Also like to purge and thin out..Just wish the body would co operate with that one..Happy New Year. I do have quite a few new quilts planned..

Vicky said...

Happy New Year, Bren! I'm so looking forward to 2011 and all the wonderful things in store for us! Hugs to Bailey and you!

Sewn With Grace said...

A very Happy New Year to you! I'm looking forward to 2011 too and am trying a new outlook on life as well. Blessings Brenda!

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