We do not know each other yet, as you have not come around to say hello, so I thought I would write you this brief letter by way of introduction. I know that people have great expectations for you and that can be a bit scary and overwhelming. I would like you to know that I do not put you up on a pedestal nor do I make resolutions, either simple or outlandish that I may or may not break. To me you are another year full of untapped possibilities.
I want to take this time to look back on 2012 and focus on the good, my dear 2013. So without further ado here is a list of happy moments in photographs, one (or two or three – sometime it was hard to just pick one) from each month.
Please know that I realize it is up to me, not you, to bring about more of these special life moments. You are an empty canvas and I look forward to painting.
January – dance, especially if you can do so in the snow
February – take time out for a cup of tea
March – take time to be in awe of the power of nature, especially those parts that seem smaller than you for in the grand scheme of things they are not
April – don’t be afraid to create
May – when you are sick, allow those who love you to comfort you
June – when you find an interesting path, don’t be afraid to follow it
July – enjoy a popsicle with friends
August – take a catnap, they are good for you
September – prepare and enjoy a meal with someone special
October – embrace old traditions but don’t be afraid to make new ones too
November – look at things from a different perspective
December – hold tight to those that are near and dear to your heart. Remember to tell them how much they mean to you.
I wish the grandness of simplicity and the fullness of happiness and good health to you, my great family of bloggy friends. I consider it an honor to know you. You inspire me to be better, to live better, and to grow.
Thank you and Happy New Year!