...Funny though that we can only appreciate the 'bad' way way in retrospect! No matter... you should send 2010 away with love ... just let it go... with a bang...
I love New Year's Eve! I get so excited by it and always insist on celebrating it in a grand manner! It is such a magical moment, that stroke of midnight and the change-over from the old to the new... a clean slate to start all over again... I know resolutions are a cliche but I believe in them, although I call them intentions.
One of the rituals I do to celebrate the passing of another year is create a Gratitude and Intention List.
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For us List Maker types, this is a fabulous list to do! As Yasmin Boland says, "Intention is everything!"
...but first... one of the things I am very VERY grateful for is your continued support, words, readership and 'friendship'. Even when I have been a total blogslacker [offical term] and haven't visited other blogs or replied to comments, etc... you, darling reader, still make an effort to visit and/or comment and I cannot express enough my gratitude at your generosity. I am humbled by it.
I say 'friendship' because it is still an alien concept to me to make friends via this medium and without the physical aspect of chemistry and yet... that is what has happened. FRiendship. I feel so close to a few women I have met via blogs that it is crazy for me to remember that I haven't actually met them!! Yet they feel like sisters or long lost friends!! In one case... a daughter!! As was proved with Jemina... if you 'click' online, it is possible to 'click' offline too!!
To make your Gratitude 2010 and Intention 2011 List
- in one list, write down all that you're grateful for in 2010
- in the other list, write down your plans for 2011
....and you may also wish to make a Burn List! "If there was something really hard that happened for you in 2010, write down the bad stuff...and burn it!" (Yasmin Boland)
Another favourite spiritual voice, Anita Revel of goddess.com.au has a wonderful intention setting list here.
I realise my "how fab! how wonderful!" grattitude may annoy some and not all share this manner of seeing things, some are happy to bake in misery, that's cool... However you choose to bring your 2010 to an end, do it well and try do it with gratitude. So if you're going to whine... be grapeful...
I'll be celebrating with my husband and youngest and youngest's best friend at our friend's place. Alas I am actually a bit sick so we can't go out on our boat to sit under the bridge but... next best thing...our friend lives right next to the bridge! We were also there last year... not much of a view huh?...!!!!!!!
[We usually moor behind the piling that has Sydney reflected on it, in front of Sydney's famous Luna Park. It is such a crazy fabulous atmosphere, it's joyous! However... the trip back to wherever we all came from is a bit of a literal nightmare... imagine thousands of boats heading every which way at 1am -because we're not allowed to moor there- in the dark, with very little lighting, it's insane!! But fun.]
...and here is what every personal style blogger must do at some time or the other... a rehash... I chose these pics not because I like the outfits, although towards the end of the year, this coincided, but because I like the pics....and some of the posts... in some of them I actually sound a bit smart... oooh...
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ENJOY THE LAST HOURS OF 2010 MY LOVELIES!!! I do have a 2011 message to share so will save the bulk of my best wishes for your good health and life for that post... WISHING YOU ALL A SPLENDID START TO 2011!!!!!!!!
I was away in Malaysia and Singapore all of January so no blog pics
and this post
A hat trick month... J