Monday, January 9, 2012

A Fresh Start

I love the renewed feeling our home has when we take the Christmas decor down and clean up after all the mess, get things back in order and start fresh for the New Year.
 And with a New Year comes second chances.  Another chance to forgive, to do better, give more, be more, love each other more.  For me, it's also another chance to stop worrying about what if and start embracing what could be.
To remember to open myself up to a great adventure, a great friendship, a wonderful opportunity, instead of closing myself off for fear of getting hurt.....or just plain ol' fear.
To remember to live in the moment....
To work hard and be optimistic about doing the things that I'm afraid of and realize that the courage to do them is inside me and has been all along.
To never give up on anyone......including myself.
As always, thank you for visiting today!  :)

23 comments:

  1. What a positive post to read first thing in the morning. Thank you for that! And maybe I didn't notice it before, but is the table behind your sofa new? I love that!

    All the best,
    Rachel

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  2. Hi Rachel, no it isn't new, it's the writing desk I originally built for that room. Just decided to use it as a sofa table. :) Have a great day!

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  3. I too love the fresh start of a new year. Lovely thoughts, and beautiful home!

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  4. LOVE the oversized looking scrabble letters, where did you get those?????

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  5. I made the oversized scrabble letters with left over bread board wood scraps, stencils and black paint. :)

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  6. I enjoyed reading this post. Also wanted to let you know that I received your bread board and just love it....Can't wait until I use it....Once I move, I will feature it in one of my posts!

    Here's to a wonderful 2012!

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  7. Just wanted to say hello, just discovered your blog and really enjoy it.

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  8. I knew you made the Scrabble letters! As soon as I saw those I thought "She's so crafty with wood, I bet she made those!" and then I read your comment that you did! You should totally sell those in your Etsy shop! It would be cool to do like a last name spelled out on a wall or something... As always, LOVE it all and especially your encouragement!!! :) Happy New Year!

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  9. Good morning. I am with you on the fresh clean slate and possibilities for the new year. Your home looks so peaceful. Simple and inviting. Love you.

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  10. Just what I needed to read on this cloudy Monday!!!! Love your site!!!! Making some pallet benches as I type!! Have a great New Year!! Jody

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  11. Hi, Diana

    What a inspiring post. It really makes me think. Thank you so much for sharing those powerful words of encouragement.

    Have a great week.

    Vanessa

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  12. Love the post and your playlist so peaceful !

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  13. Thanks brockey! I'm trying out a playlist to see if I like it. Would love to know what everyone thinks....playlist or no playlist?

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  14. Such a great post! I need to make more of an effort to see the positive. I get so weighed down by work that I lose enjoyment for the process. Thanks for the reminder...

    Happy day to you!

    Mary

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  15. Mary, I have lots of trouble seeing the positive, too. Believe me. This post is a reminder to myself, as well, to try and change that. Happy day! :)

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  16. You have a very lovely home! I'm loving your coffee table. Have a delightful day, Kellie xx

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  17. Great reminders for all. Thank you for posting! Need to swing by and say hello to you and catch up!

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  18. What lovely peaceful photos, I love the creams and the beauty of the wood. I always enjoy my visits, your gentle positivity Is so encouraging thank you. Xx

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  20. I am currently on the hunt for one of the vintage industrial railroad carts like the one you have, but can't stomach paying over $300+ for the ones I see on ebay. Where did you find the one you have?

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