Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Peaceful New Year To All!

I'm wishing you all a very peaceful New Year this year instead of a Happy New Year!  It's not that I don't want you to have a Happy year, I do, I really do, but I know it's impossible to be Happy all the time.  And do we really want to be?  What does Happy build?  You wouldn't be the wonderful "you's" I've come to love, if all you'd ever known was happiness.

 Happy is what we were chasing in all those endless pretty bottles. Down to the last drop.

Instead I'm wishing you all Peace.  Peace which is sustainable and sustaining.  Peace that can carry you through the year, Happy or Sad.  Peace that allows you to look past today into the tomorrows of the coming year with clear eyes, open arms and open heart.  No Fears.


You can't get it in a bottle.


P.S.  If  I remember right, I was 24 years old when I first made the New Year's resolution to learn to control my drinking by the years end or else quit completely.  It only took me 26 years to fulfill that resolution.  It's so nice to have room for new resolve.


  1. It's so true about chasing happy, "in all those pretty bottles." I like what you said. I'm glad you, "have room for new resolve." A Peaceful New Year to you.

  2. I too remember NYE @ 14 years old, my first blackout. I thought thats what people/ friends did. Eeck. 26 years later I put the bottle down. Better late than never :)