This is my wish for all of you as the new calendar year begins. May you find goodness and contentment all around you, and may you in turn share and propagate it everywhere you go in 2014. Peace and abundant happiness, my friends.I rarely have an actual Plan for the upcoming year, but this time around I do want to move toward a few specific things. First and foremost, I want to be more deliberate about finding ways and excuses to be an even happier person, and to leverage that happiness to spread it as far and wide as I can to other people. Call it intentional optimism, call it doing random acts of kindness, call it whatever you want, but I think it’s more likely to be good for the overall tone of the year than not, and that alone is worthwhile.In addition, I intend to start making money this year again, however little it may be. I have no delusions of getting rich, but would love to put my own tiny dent in our family expenses, savings, and/or retirement. It’s been a long time since I got any actual dollars for anything other than a present, and I know that, however unlikely a choice I may be on paper for anyone who’s hiring, I will find a way. Or two. It may not be a regular job, or it might be a conglomeration of tasks and sources. I’ll keep you posted, friends, but if anyone happens to have any brilliant insights before I do, chime in; I’m listening! Meanwhile, I’m happy to keep working on increasing the happiness quotient however I’m able. That’s Job #1.
A beautiful post to begin the new year, and may your hopes and plans for 2014 come to full fruition:)
May it be so for all of us!! xoxo
Random acts are the way to go!
I shall do my best. 🙂
Kathryn, I love your enthusiasm and positivity! I need to be around this kind of attitude as it helps to spur me on with my own plans or even maybe plans! And it also helps to infuse more of the joy which I am promising myself, into my new year veins.
I love your photos, beautiful optimism.
Here’s to a year of great joy and peace and hope for you, and the beginning of many new and glorious things in your life, Christine. You are in my heart.
And all the best to you 🙂
Likewise, with big long-distance hugs! 😀 xoxo
What a lovely sentiment! Good luck with the money side of your goals 🙂
Thank you, sweet Tandy! I hope it’s a beautiful year for you as well! xo
Blue Hydrangea & Golden Day Lily, along with your attitude, make one feel joyful…
Wasn’t that a fabulous juxtaposition! I was so happy to happen on it.
That’s a lovely New Year wish and the very same back to you. I wish a lots of luck with the paying job goal. 😉
Thank you, my friend! We’ll just see how all of my plots and plans go…. 🙂
With your many talents, you should be able to find some means of financial gain. Best of luck.
We’ll just see where it all goes! Thanks for the encouragement, dear lady. You are always an inspiration to me!