Monday, December 31, 2007

A New Year, A Great Life

by Julia Buckley

Since the New Year begins tomorrow, I thought I'd share a sentiment that one of my neighbors sent me for my birthday (which was yesterday).

How To Make A Beautiful Life:

Love yourself.
MAKE PEACE with who you are
and where you are
at this moment in time.

Listen to your heart.
If you can't hear what it's saying
in this noisy world,
MAKE TIME for yourself.
Enjoy your own company.
Let your mind wander among the stars.

Try.
Take chances.
MAKE MISTAKES.
Life can be messy and confusing at times,
but it's also full of surprises.
The next rock in your path
might be a stepping stone.

Be happy.
When you don't have what you want,
want what you have.
MAKE DO.
That's a well-kept secret of contentment....

...if you ever get lost, don't worry.
The people who love you will find you.
Count on it.


I don't have an attribution--my neighbor said someone once gave her this poem. But I hope the words inspire you for 2008.

Happy New Year, everyone!

22 comments:

Elizabeth Zelvin said...

And a belated happy birthday, Julia!

Marlyn said...

Lovely poem. And a belated happy birthday from me, too.

Sandra Parshall said...

Happy new year to you, Julia, and to all our blog sisters and readers!

Julia Buckley said...

Thanks, all. I say this every year, but THIS year I'm really going to take some of that good advice I read in all of the profound New Year writings. :)

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