Thursday, January 01, 2009

Why I Love New Year's Day

New Year's Day has always been my favorite day of the year - full of wonder at what a new year will bring. I love the idea of second chances, fresh starts, clearing of the decks, etc. The new year, for me, brings thoughts of what I would like to accomplish; of little things I can do to improve my quality of life and the lives of those who cross my path; of new opportunities to nuture friendships, makenew friends and reconnect with ones; of appreciation of the gift of my family; and of gratitude for all the experiences of the last year (the good and the bad, for both shape who I am).

May 2009 bring much joy to you and yours!

Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
-- 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18


The Bashams said...

Hey LeeAnn Thanks for the comment on my blog. I love your new years post.
I also admire your Decluttering that you accomplished in 2008. We had to do that too when we moved this summer into a great new house that had less storage space. When pressed to do it, you'd be amazed what you will haul off to Goodwill without a backwards glance!
By the way i love reading blogs from TN cause i grew up in Franklin TN outside Nashville and my husband is from Waynesboro.
Happy New Year.

magnoliasntea said...

Howdy! You look quite content in that new profile picture. Godliness brings contentment, I hear. :) Where would we be otherwise...

You seem so organized, something I need to consider more this year. Can't wait to see all the year has in store for us. :)

LeAnn said...

Tea - Me? Organized? You don't know how funny that statement is! My mother visited over Christmas and told me that this was the most unorganized household she's ever seen. I told her that I learned at the feet of the Master. :)