Monday, December 31, 2007

Reflections - Happy New Year

The end of the year is a time to reflect about the events that have transpired over the last year and to look forward, making plans and preparing for the upcoming year.

This year has been a tough one for me. I relocated to another state and virtually had to start all over, finding employment, making new acquaintances, and finding my way around a new city. Through it all I have family and friends that have been nurturing and supportive, letting me know that they had my back when things got a little rough.

Sometimes people do not know how much they are helping with just a kind utterance that can mean so much to the recipient. Many times since January I have felt that “I had bitten off more than I could chew” in respect to my move, but someone always stepped up and reassured me that everything would work out. I feel truly blessed and want to take this time to count my blessing, rather than making resolutions that I probably won’t keep.

Things I am Thankful For:

1. My family and friends and wish them the best that life has to offer in 2008.

2. Having a warm and comfortable place to lay my head, especially when less fortunate have nowhere to live.

3. Having nourishment when there are those who are hungry.

4. Knowing that everyone I love and care about is safe and not involved in that wretched war.

5. My health.

For those of you reading this that are experiencing hardship and difficulties, know that I hope you and yours prosper in the coming year. Have A Happy 2008!

14 comments:

Lori said...

Good for you on maintaining the positive attitude. I know from years of experience (I grew up an AF brat) just how rough relocating can be. Also, the 4 years I spent in Cleveland because of my husband's job in nearly sent me over the edge(LOL).

It takes time. I've been in Charlotte a year and it still doesn't quite feel like home. But it's getting there (smile).

Happy 2008! As my 90 year old granddad would say, "Hey, if nothing else, we're still here (LOL)!

pjazzypar said...

Hi Lori,

I didn't know you were also a newbie. Dallas is slowly, but surely becoming home to me too. I did some exploring over the holidays and it really has some cool points of interest that I will be sharing with everyone soon. Happy New Year to you and your family. Your grandfather is right and I share his sentiments wholeheartedly.

Barbara (aka Layla) said...

This is a beautiful post. I wish you a very Happy New Year.

pjazzypar said...

barbara (aka layla),

Thank you. You have a Happy New Years as well.

Malcolm said...

This was a cool post to start off the New Year. I never really thought about it, but you have relocated on more than one occasion... that takes a lot of guts. Happy 2008 to you!

pjazzypar said...

Thank Malcolm,

Brian's friend L. A. says "You always on an adventure Ms. Robinson". I never thought about it that way, but I guess in a way I am. Happy New Years to you too.

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