Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year!!! How are you? and how is your new year going so far?

I am sitting at my desk drinking coffee and looking at all of the Christmas decorations that need to be taken down. Mark doesn’t like to take down the decorations until after New Year’s Day. That is o.k. with me but it doesn’t always work out with my schedule and days off and getting everything done. I love to get all of the decorations down and get the house back to normal. I love Christmas and the decorations but when Christmas is over it is over. Time to look to the New Year I say.

I don’t like making new year’s resolutions. For several years I picked a word for the year that I would try and focus on. My word for 2020 was “Discover.” And wow what a discovery it was. I was thinking more along the lines of trying new things and discovering new places and it wasn’t really that type of discovery at all. But you know what? that is ok. It was a different type of discovery and some things I needed to discover.

I think the most important discovery I made this year was about gratitude. I have been so grateful that my family has been safe during this pandemic. I am grateful that I was able to keep my job and that the company I work for is still going strong. I am grateful for the time I had to reflect on things that were really important to me. It has been a humbling year and it makes you realize that things are not to be taken for granted and that life is so very precious and that your day to day existence is one to be treasured.

I decided that my word for the year this year would be “Present”. I want to be present in everything that I do. I don’t want my nose stuck in my phone so much that I am missing wonderful and beautiful things around me. I want to enjoy everything and everyone that I can. I want to listen and learn more than ever before.

Because taking pictures is one of my most favorite things to do I did a recap of some of my favorites through the year.

January- Laurel Falls in The Smoky Mountain National Park
February- A tree fell and barely missed hitting our house.
March- Bradford Pear trees blooming on the road I travel to work.
April – A Butterfly on the Azalea Bushes
May- The sweet smell of newly mown hay. This field is near my house. I just had to stop and get a picture.
June- Daisies, they are my favorite flower. I have them growing all around my house.
July- My nephew Tyler. His Senior Class was finally able to hold an outside graduation.
August- The tantalizing August moon.
September- A farm that I pass several times a week. It is one of my favorites.
October- Walking the babies in the fallen leaves. I love all the different colors.
November- Church steeple peeping through the trees in the sunset.
December- Christmas Day. A cold but beautiful white Christmas.

So how about you? Any resolutions or hopes, other than the obvious, for this coming year?

Always remember,

Love your day your way!!!!

7 thoughts on “Happy New Year!!!

  1. Hi Lisa, I love the idea of a word theme for the year. I also liked your pictures for each month – October & December are my top two favorites. The overall feeling I had reading today is that you are a person who needs to breathe outside air regularly and that refreshes you and keeps you “present”. – hugs in 2021 to you and sincere best wishes. David

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