"I've been letting my mind wonder at night. My thoughts should have a curfew." Am Kidd

Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

My dear friends, a surprise and unexpected visit from my son (he lives in Europe) brought "IT."  My Christmas/Birthday was one of the loveliest I've ever had. I'd like to thank you for your words of hope and encouragement.  

May the New Year bring health, love, and peace. May all your days be filled with magic.

Looking back on the months gone by,
As a new year starts and an old one ends,
We contemplate what brought us joy,
And we think of our loved ones and our friends.

Recalling all the happy times,
Remembering how they enriched our lives,
We reflect upon who really counts,
As the fresh and bright new year arrives.

And when I ponder those who do,
I immediately think of you.

Thanks for being one of the reasons I'll have a Happy New Year!
(Poem by Joanna Fuchs)

P.S. Abby also wishes everyone a Happy New Year, unfortunately, she is too tired to say so personally (notice the hanging tongue :0)


  1. Sweet Abby looks so peaceful as she sleeps. I hope the New Year will also be on of peace, joy and lovely things coming your way. The Olde Bagg, Linda

  2. Abby is so adorable. So happy you had a wonderful time and got to see your son. Being with both my sons for Christmas was the only gift I needed. Happy New Year to you and yours. May all of your wishes come true.

  3. Happy New Year Alina! I'm so happy you got to see your son, what a nice surprise for you! Abby is so sweet. ;-)

  4. Glad to read about your surprise visit and the wonderful greeting for the new year. Happy New Year!

  5. Very Glad "IT" arrived... yes it is not the same without the ones we hold dear..

    All the very best to you. Happy New Year..

  6. Alina, Happy Belated Birthday and have a very Magical New Year!
    Lovely to hear you had a great Christmas after all. ;-)
    Give Abby a hug from me.
    Best Wishes,
    Jo. xxx

  7. Yay Alina...Happy Happy Birthday my kindred friend!!! and Hooray for your son arriving..the most magical gift!! Glad IT came to life! Mnay hugs and blessings to you and a wonderful new year to you and your loved ones!!

    Alina...I have so enjoyed connecting with you and love your beautiful blog and all that you share..thanks for your friendship and the mega- beautiful spirit you share with us all!

    Birthday Blessings and much magic always!
    Shine on!

  8. Alina beautiful words my friend. Wishing you the most joyous New Year's filled with all your dreams come true. Please give Abby a rub...smiles and enjoy the new and prosperous Year! Lovey

  9. Querida Alina, primero que nada Muy Feliz Cumpleaños!!! Que tengas un nuevo año de vida lleno de bendiciones y felicidad!!! y lo mismo para ti y familia en el nuevo año que comienza, y mucho amor en sus vidas.
    Fuiste un gran regalo de navidad, què lindo!!
    (mi cumpleaños es hoy Dic 31...)

  10. What a wonderful surprise to have your son home ~ it doesn't get much better then that! A very Happy New Year and I wish you health and happiness Alina!
    xo Catherine

  11. Happy New Year. What a lovely surprise. And what a lovely dog!

  12. told you 'it' would come along and find you. Faith I think is the word we need to use more, any kind of Faith in whatever...... what a great surprise from your son. Wonderful. If you ever visit him you will have to stop by and see me!!!!!!! Abby looks so content, my dog Mollie is lying under the table waiting to go walks.... pats to Abby, love to you Alina. Hugs Olive xxxx

  13. Happy New Year dear Alina. So glad to hear your son brought that extra special "it" to your Christmas and Birthday celebration. I can only imagine the shrieks of delight at the surprise of his arrival:-))

    Very best wishes to you and yours for 2011!


  14. Dearest Alina ... I love your image .... utterly divine! Thank you for the lovely wishes you left for me, it was lovely to have you visit! I am so thrilled your Christmas/birthday turned out to be so very special!
    May the coming months fill your heart with untold happiness and may each day shine luminously bright! Happiest of New Year's, my friend! Hugs, P. :))

  15. Dearest Alina, how did I miss that it's your birthday??? =( I've gone back and reread through to Autumn and still don't see it. I've been so tired, lately, though (not a new situation for me) and could be reading over and over it and still missing it. What I haven't missed - as in, I've taken good notice of - is your beautiful soul. I am so glad that joy caught up with you! You were ready and waiting....

    Happy New Year, dear friend! Even though we just have only met and, lately, have only had a few moments to touch base, I think that the quote that you have above:

    "In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit"

    fits perfectly how I feel about you!

    Wishing you very well with love and refreshment in this New Year!

    Love, Katy xo

  16. Happy New year to you, the visits of ours sons always are important and happiness...Kiss

  17. A very happy New Year to you too Alina! Wishing you lots of wonderful fairy blessings!...and some for cute little Abby too! xo Paulette :)


Albert Schweitzer said "In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit" I thank you all!