Thursday, December 31, 2009

May God Bless our New Year With Love

My prayer for one and all
Is to always have a hand to catch you should you fall
Or an understanding ear that doesn't just 'hear'
But most of all an overwhelming feeling of strong love
That can only come from our Heavenly Father up above!!

A new year should signal new "life" for us, new ways to look at everything around us and bring peace to even the thorniest of situations, sometimes by "landing" on them gently like a butterfly...

What sweet message does this little droplet of water hold ...hmmm, maybe we can look more carefully from now on??...

This is a little prayer I send to you and kindly ask that you send it on to others in your prayers...

Now this is what life is all about...blessings given through kindness and all the blessings we are showered with from God and often through others...

And here's our little droplet of water and the message it has for us is not just Happy New Year but Spread Nothing but Cheer.....

How can this greeting be complete without a little puppy dog so sweet?....

We won't get 2010 again...
 so let's make it a year to remember for all the kindnesses and blessings we can bring into this needy world...

Sparkle and shine wherever you are, so that darkness of all kinds is made lighter by your presence and my presence...

In case you were wondering and even if you weren't here's what the Internet says....

"The celebration of the new year is the oldest of all holidays. Originally the new year was celebrated in the beginning of spring. In the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Day is the first day of the year. It first came to be fixed at January 1 by the Roman senate in 153 BC.

Many cultures believe that what they did or ate on the first day of the year could bring them either good or bad luck for the rest of the year. Some traditional New Year foods thought to bring luck are something in the shape of a ring, black-eyed peas, pork, cabbage or rice.

The modern tradition of making resolutions dates back to the early Babylonians.

Today, celebrations include parades, football games, and fireworks. Since the 1900s the night of December 31, New Year's Eve, has become an occasion for celebration."

This must mean we need to stay bubbly in the New Year and maybe even make bubbles as well...hmmm, think I'm gonna go get some bubbles that we have and blow them all over the place!...

A new chuckle or two,
 just for you,
along with a thank you
for all you do
 to make the world less 'blue
' and even me too
 for I do treasure each of you!!!...

Dieting - New Resolutions

2006: I will get my weight down below 180 pounds.

2007: I will follow my new diet religiously until I get below 200 pounds.

2008: I will develop a realistic attitude about my weight.

2009: I will work out 3 days a week.

2010: I will try to drive past a gym at least once a week.

(I'm sneaking this New Year's giraffe in for Michael since he doesn't have any giraffes to gack/slobber/make slimmy his hands this year....yet!)...

A New Year's Wish

On New Year's Eve, Marilyn stood up in the local pub and said that it was time to get ready. At the stroke of midnight, she wanted every husband to be standing next to the one person who made his life worth living.

Well, it was kind of embarrassing. As the clock struck - the bartender was almost crushed to death.

Lecture Tour with A Difference

On New Year's Eve, Daniel was in no shape to drive, so he sensibly left his van in the car park and walked home. As he was wobbling along, he was stopped by a policeman. 'What are you doing out here at four o'clock in the morning?' asked the police officer.
'I'm on my way to a lecture,' answered Roger.
'And who on earth, in their right mind, is going to give a lecture at this time on New Year's Eve?' enquired the constable sarcastically.
'My wife,' slurred Daniel grimly.

~~~Thank You dear Lord for all the blessings this past year has brought and for all the future blessings in 2010, may all people be a little kinder and gentler, starting with me.


  1. Amen Great Post!! Happy New Year Marcy!!

  2. Happy New Year Marcy! I hope you and your family are blessed with an awesome New Year! I'm so glad to have found you here in blogland. You have been a wonderful bloggy friend and I look forward to visiting with you in 2010. Oh my goodness... It is 2010!

  3. Marcy...I love your header.
    You have been such a blessing to me this past year. I hope that 2010 is a blessed year for all of us. Thank you for your friendship.
    Smiles to you from Jackie

  4. You are a jewel..full of light and beautiful facets of color!
    I too will resolve to drive past the gym...I loved that one!
    I return all those good new years wished right back to you, and pray this is the best year so far for you and your loved're a blessing to me!

  5. Hi Marcy,
    I am so glad you are my friend, and blogland and the Village has been a blessing to me. Thank you so much for your prayers!! (((LOVE and HUGS))) T

  6. Marcy I think that you should put a new nativity on your header with every post. I think you have enough to do that! I love the one that's up there now! Happy New Year, hope you are enjoying it with your family.
    Love Di

  7. First, I LOVE the Nativity on the Banner picture! It's the prettiest Nativity I've ever seen!
    Do you have a favorite of all your Nativities? I don't remember you mentioning that, I'll have to back read when I have time.

    Beautiful post for 2010! Full of hope and love and spirit and Faith! Just like you, Marcy!

    Love to you,

  8. That was a fun post Marcy! Especially about driving past a gym once a week! I am such a slug in the winter! Happy New Year to you!

  9. Dear Marcy,
    great post -thank you! May 2010 be a wonderful year for you, and I hope you continue to share your blessings with us. You have been an inspiration to me, and I am very grateful that we have "met".
    Big hug,

  10. The progression on the annual weight-loss goals is SO funny (and, on second thought, NOT so funny...) You always put a good spin on things and it helps me relax. Amen to being "kinder and gentler" beginning with ME. Kinder and gentler with others AND with ourselves, huh?

    I hope your new year will be full of unexpected blessing, successes and pleasures.

  11. Dear Marcy, I feel so blessed to have found you and made your friendship! Your blog is such a joy to read, so PLEASE DON'T CHANGE FOR 2010! I wish you a very joyful and blessed New Year.


  12. Your endearing kindness and your fun sense of humor make each visit to this blog memorable. I think my favorite picture in this group, is the droplet of water that wishes me a Happy New Year! One just has to feel blessed by visiting you in this post.

    Wishing you a profitable and enjoyable week ahead!

  13. Wishing you a grand day and there is an extension of the Holiday for you at my post. My best! Cathy

  14. What a lovely, inspiring post, Marcy!!! And all wrapped up with your usual riotous humor!!! I love your posts!!! You never fail to encourage me, and make me smile!! Happy New Year, dear friend! ~Janine XO

  15. Hi Marcy! I'm popping back in to say hello to my friend. I do hope that you are having a good week.
    Hugs and smiles,

  16. Hey, Marcy. Sorry I haven't been around much. Just wanted to stop by and say "hi". I miss blogging, but just don't have the time these days.

  17. Hi, dear Marcy...just popping in to see what you are up to, and to send you my love! ~Janine XO

  18. Good post and a Happy and Blessed New Year to ye!!! Hugs, Sarah and the rest of the crew. Aloha!

  19. A very Happy New Year Marcy. I wish for all things good for you and your family :)

  20. Lovely to read your comment today. I am trying to get into blogging and reading again, and making a slow start!
    God bless you in this New Year.
    Mrs.P xx :¬)


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