Sunday, December 27, 2009

Something to think about...Ringing in the New Year (a few of my favorite quotes)

Every man should be born again on the first day of January. Start with a fresh page. Take up one hole more in the buckle if necessary, or let down one, according to circumstances; but on the first of January let every man gird himself once more, with his face to the front, and take no interest in the things that were and are past. ~Henry Ward Beecher

For last year's words belong to last year's language
And next year's words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
~T.S. Eliot, "Little Gidding"

We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day. ~Edith Lovejoy Pierce

A happy New Year! Grant that I
May bring no tear to any eye
When this New Year in time shall end
Let it be said I've played the friend,
Have lived and loved and labored here,
And made of it a happy year.
~Edgar Guest

One half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up before you get it. ~Sidney Howard

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. ~Author Unknown

It is never too late to be who you might have been. ~George Eliot

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The One-Minute Writer: Today's Writing Prompt: Award

The One-Minute Writer: Today's Writing Prompt: Award

The One Minute Writer for Tuesday

Come up with an end-of-the-year award (serious or tongue-in-cheek) for someone you work with. If you don't work with someone, give the award to someone you know.

I would give a Best Friend award to my friend Cindy. She is sweet, we hold each other accountable, she is fun and full of energy and inspires me to be a better person every day. She is a true friend.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

A Cozy Evening

The fire is lit in the fireplace
embers dancing to and fro

The warm smell of apples and cinnamon wafting from the candles
a thick blanket to snuggle under
a good book to read from

this might sound simplistic to some
but this is my dream of how to
spend nights with you

You see, as long as I have you
I do not need anything else in this world

Your love and acceptance,and companionship is all I need
Is all I have desired for so long
Promise me you will stay beside me
That we can do life together
Taking life's journey one step at a time
Walking hand in hand
With each other we can only soar
Above and beyond anything we could ever imagine

I see the light in your eyes
when you look at me
I feel the love in your smile
I hope you and feel and see the same things with me

Though we are only beginning I feel like we have
been down so many roads already together

As long as we are together
on cozy evenings such as this
My heart will forever be filled with bliss.