I had to go back to look at my first post for 2014, and get a good reminder of my frame of mind for starting out the new year last year.
New Years comes around on a regularity, you can’t stop time. It marches on in steady procession.
Last year at this time, I was on the cusp on a new job. I really enjoy my new job, and I am looking forward to dedicating my full attention to it after having to prioritize the family issues that needed my attention from April till now. I’m so blessed to have found a ‘work family’ who completely supported me while I went from hospital to hospital across the country to be with loved ones who needed me.
At the start of 2014, I was limiting my expectations on people to reduce disappointment. My main goals were to cultivate gratitude, and learn something new.
I’m grateful that I got my first motorcycle, and my husbands patience with me as I get better and better at riding it.
I learned some new technology, and realized that it was not superior in any way to the technology I knew. Lessons learned. Thank You Apple for taking me back.
I was restored to a life long friend. What a blessing.
My husband took me on a wonderful 20th anniversary/50th birthday trip, and I got to have a fabulous hot air balloon ride. Yes, I took that picture with my phone!
We hiked the Muir Woods, and had a blast!
A year filled with great books to read. Thank you Clive Cussler, Dan Brown, David Baldacci, Vince Flynn, and Markus Zusak for your wonderful works. Thank you for keeping me company in the airports, hotels and restaurants. I’m sorry that I have read the last of Vince Flynn’s stories of Mitch Rapp. What a loss. Blessings of Peace to the Flynn family.
My mother is no longer suffering, and has gone home to be with the Lord.
My grandmother followed shortly there after to join her, and lived a fabulous 99 years. We will celebrate her home-going in a few days. It is very odd to think that my cousins and I are now the oldest of the female line of this family. All our mothers, aunts, and grandmothers are gone now. Whoosh. That is just weird.
My son is doing wonderfully, and only using his pace maker 3-5% of the time.
2014 was fraught with challenges, successes, new things, saying hello, and saying goodbye.
My hopes for 2015 on this first day of the New Year, is that it is the best year ever. May it be filled with Grace, Peace, Favor, and Prosperity.
I don’t know what it will bring, but I know whatever comes my way, I have wonderful people in my life that will make going through worth while.
Thank you to everyone who has visited, commented, liked, and reblogged. My very best to all of you.
Cheers to cultivating the thorns out of 2015! Keep pulling those weeds.