Beauty in the Ordinary

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"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." Raold Dahl

Monday, December 31, 2012

Let's Not Get Ahead of Ourselves


...let's just take this New Year

one beautiful day at a time...









18 comments:

  1. It is always one day at a time for me. Life has been difficult lately, so I try to take everything positive out of them so I can go forward.

    All the best to you Jacqueline.

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    1. I know of what you speak Sock'em...so living in the moment is the only option. Happy New Year!

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  2. I used to subscribe to the 'Safety last, live for the moment' school of life. Now I agree with you wholeheartedly, and appreciate even the tiniest of 'blessings'. My very best wishes to you and Mr J, Cro xx

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    1. I think the difference is living IN the moment rather than FOR it. Happy New Year to you and yours Cro!

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  3. I couldn't agree more! ..ONE DAY AT A TIME.. well said;) Thank you so much for visiting today Jacqueline and I wish you the best in the coming year.

    Happy New Year!

    xxleslie

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    1. You are inspirational Leslie - Happy New Year to you too!

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  4. I love the last one and hope I can live up to it,hope the new year brings you strenghth,peace and happiness xx

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  5. I do hope things go well for you and yours this year. I am starting on a positive note for a change.

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  6. 'Press for Champagne' that is so funny, I might install one! Wishing you a wonderful and happy 2013.
    Ivan

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    1. If I could only have one button in life Ivan!!!

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  7. J, I think, for a lot of us, last year was more difficult than most. I didn't do any planning at Christmas and it just happened with all my precious family around me. Strangely enough it was one of the best Christmas's ever. It's hard to think beyond tomorrow even, at this moment in time and I know it must be the same for you. This is a lovely post - thank you for posting it and my hands reach out to you for the year ahead xx

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    1. While out on my bike today Molly, I was trying to understand the lesson in all that happened last year. I know, for sure, that neither your family nor mine deserved to have any of this happen, so the lesson must be in how we deal with it.
      My muddled reaction right now is to go slow, be thankful and cherish everything - and that includes the rubbish! LOL!
      Like you, there was very little planning or control around this holiday - we just got on a plane and headed to our kids...and we too have had the best time. Strange what we think we know!
      Here's to you and Mr M...as John the Dogs would say - let's Go Gently.

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  8. Dear Jacqueline, words of wisdom.....I am always mindful of DAILY blessings these day of ours....so happy to hear you spent Christmas , happy with your loved ones...it is all that really matters, no? N.xo

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    1. Without question Nella...and I didn't need last year to teach me that. So I struggle with the lesson in all of this, hence the need to take it one day at a time.

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  9. Hello Jacqueline
    A very Happy New Year to you filled with blessings and peace. As I write this I a looking at the dog on your sidebar, he waits, he trusts, he is ready for fun.
    Helen xx

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    1. There is a lot we can learn from dogs Helen - to my way of thinking it is no mistake dog is God spelled backwards!

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  10. Beautiful images, and a beautiful sentiment behind them!

    Best wishes for the Happiest New Year ever, for you and your loved ones! :)

    Jennifer

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