“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It Goes On.”
Robert Frost

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

New Year 2019




Scene at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum


I'm not big on New Year's resolutions, but this year I'll try to do the following...

I'll do my best to be kinder, more patient, more open minded and less judgemental.
It's been hard the last few years, but I'll try and give it a go!

I'll try to look on the bright side of life and enjoy each day by finding the good
in someone or something.  This one is really not very difficult for me,
I've been doing it all my life!


Vintage New Year's Card Featuring Blue Forget-Me-Nots


On difficult days I'll try to remember all the happiness I've had in my life. Pulling out the old photos is a good way of remembering all the fun and interesting people I've met and places I've been. Maybe I'll even pick up the phone and call some old friends I haven't talked to in awhile! Only introverts will understand that this is a challenge!


A Snowy Scene in My Backyard

I will continue to revere nature and its creatures. Again I've been doing this for years. Growing up on a farm, I spent a lot of time on my own exploring the far flung corners of our property and enjoying the pastures, creeks, ravines and wooded areas. All of which contained magical and interesting things! Now I enjoy my own backyard and am blessed to be able to visit our large arboretum that is full of wonderful plants and natural environments.

Happy New Year My Friends!
I hope you've all enjoyed the holidays and are ready to take on the new year. I'm very thankful for all of you that have visited and taken the time to comment on my little blog.
Who knows what the future may hold for us!
Diane 




17 comments:

  1. Happy New Year Diane! It certainly has been a very difficult few years, I need to follow your lead. :) Love your back yard scene, just beautiful!

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  2. Those are great resolutions! All the best to you in 2019, Diane!

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  3. All good things to practice this year. Happy 2019! Wishing you a beautiful year ahead.

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    1. Happy New Year to you and yours Martha! Thanks a bunch!

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  4. Hello Diane, I completely understand the challenge of reconnecting with old friends because I feel just the same. I too spent my childhood exploring the woods and fields on the farm where I grew up. Long summer days up early and out only returning as it grew dark. Days where I didn’t speak to another person but got to know the animals and plants that thrived in my particular corner of heaven. Do you think children of farmers were destined to be introverted or did we choose to be that way? Either way, I wish you a wonderful New Year full of all the things that bring pleasure to your world. xx

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    1. Thank you Barbara, sounds like we did indeed, grow up in similar environments. And to your question, I've wondered about that too. I was actually quite a show off when I was very young, say age 4-7, and was a little performer, singing in front of anyone that would watch/listen. Then self awareness kicked in and things changed. I wish for you and your family a wonderful New Year!

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  5. Happy New year to you! I love your positive thoughts and I am thankful to see your post! Have a wonderful year!

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    1. Thank you so much Kay! Happy New Year to you too!

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  6. Diane, keep being you! I think you are a wonderful person and a very special friend! I think these are great resolutions! Wishing you all the best for 2019!! Big Hugs!

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  7. I forgot, give the fur babies hugs from me!

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    1. Stacy, thank you so much for being a great friend over the years. The fur babies will each get a big hug! Happy New Year!

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  8. Happy New Year Wishes.

    All the best Jan

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  9. Hi Diane,

    What a positive focus for 2019. I know you feel blessed and what to send those blessed vibes to your friends. You, my kind friend, understand that we have to be in tune with the music created by nature's orchestra.

    All the very best to you and your loved ones.

    Gary

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping in Gary. I hope some wonderful things are ahead for you this new year!

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Thank you for leaving a comment! I do read them all and will try to respond if I'm able. Please know that all comments are appreciated, I love to hear your thoughts on my posts! ~ Diane