Monday, December 31, 2012

Good Bye 2012

   
My last post was about how hard it is to say good bye.  I find it ironic that I have no problem at all saying good bye to the year 2012.  I have been so stressed out and worried this year. I have found that some things in my life that I always thought would be stable, turned out to be very unstable and unpredictable.  My word for the year 2012 was "Change", because I knew so much change was coming my way, whether I liked it or not.  Well more change came than I bargained for, so for next year I am choosing my word more wisely. So as I bid 2012 good bye, I have been thinking of a new word for 2013.  At first I thought about Happy, maybe trying to concentrate on things to do to that make me happy, but I realized there are still too many things that are out of my control at the moment for that word to really work.  So I have decided on Peace.  I like it, because what I think I am searching for through all the ups and downs of life is Peace.  I know things will occur that make me worry, I am a Mother after all, and a worrier by nature.  I guess what I want to do is be grounded and more in control emotionally when life throws me a curve ball.  I think my catchers mitt is almost worn out by now after 2012, I'd like to give it a bit of rest.  

I have done my share of things to be ready for 2013.  All my Christmas decorations are nestled back in their boxes in the attic.  My house is relatively clean and the laundry is almost done.  I have worked the last two days and completed my paperwork.  I don't want anything hanging over my head that isn't done.  I like to start the year with a fresh clean slate.  I am going to bed early so when I wake up in the morning I am hoping to not be tired.  I am not a drinker so I never have to worry about a hangover.  I have veggies and brown rice to make a stir fry so my first few meals of the New Year are going to be nutritious.  I know I can't control everything, boy that was sure the lesson I learned last year, but what I can do to make life healthier and more Peaceful, by gosh I am going to try to do.

So I want to close 2012 with a special wish for all of you.  I wish you a safe New Year, I wish you health and prosperity in all areas of your life.  I wish you happiness and PEACE!
And of course I want to thank you for always stopping by my little corner of the blogging world and sharing your lives and your friendship.  One thing I am so grateful for this past year is the growth of the friendships I have made on this blog.  We may have been friends for longer that a year, but I feel the depth of my friendship with all of you has grown.

So Happy New Year to all of you.


Max also sends his love.

31 comments:

moonstruckcreations said...

Hopefully 2013 will be all you wish for. A very happy, peaceful and blessed New year to you all.

Helenxx

Crafty in the Med said...

Happy New Year Mere! Wishing you much happiness and good health in 2013.

Amanda xx

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Karen said...

Happy New Year, Meredith! I'm so grateful to have met you through our blogs. May 2013 be a year of good health and much peace for you. xo

Nana Go-Go said...

Peace to you too Meredith. (No sleepover for Grandbaby tonight, she's got Scarlet Fever! I tell you, you couldn't make it up about my life, could you??!!).Happiest of New Years.xxx

Nana Go-Go said...

Peace to you too Meredith. (No sleepover for Grandbaby tonight, she's got Scarlet Fever! I tell you, you couldn't make it up about my life, could you??!!).Happiest of New Years.xxx

Jeanmarie DiTaranto said...

I love your word for the new year! Wishing you and your family much peace (and happiness!) throughout the coming year.

Elizabeth said...

I cannot think of a better word for the New Year! I hope and pray that you have peace all year!

kathy b said...

Happy Peaceful New Year Mere and Max....
(isnt there a miramax studio?)

Your blog/friendship was a great new part of my life in 2012.

Im going to be more AWAKE and Active in 2013

Pammy Sue said...

Lovely post. A happy and PEACEFUL New Year to you too! Peaceful is a perfect wish. I'm going to steal it if you don't mind. :)

Thank you for your nice words the other day. They mean a lot. I'm going to be healthier in 2013 too. I love brown rice and veggie stir-fries. It's a regular around here. Have you tried baking your brown rice yet? It's so easy and turns out perfect every time. I hate boiling rice! I'll send you the link to the recipe if you don't have it. Guess I should have written you an email.

by Teresa said...

Hello my dear friend Meredith. I count blogging and my blog friends as a huge blessing and you are very dear to me.. and Dayle! I will go for Peace too. Count me in.

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((hugs)), Teresa :-)

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Happy New Year Meredith! I love your thought of "peace" for the New Year! I think you summed it up nicely about what we can't control but we CAN try to control how we react and handle what we are deal. I wish you "Peace" and Love this coming year my friend.
xoRobin❤

Grayseasailor said...

Peace to you and yours in 2013, Meredith.
xx from Gracie

Kris said...

Happy New Year Meredith! I am wishing you a happy, and healthy, and PEACEFUL New Year!!!!
Hugs,
Kris

TACIStudio said...

Happy New Year to you my dear Meredith! May this New Year bring you the tranquility and the peace you are wishing for. A big hug to you from Oregon :)

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

I wish for you and yours peace...much joy and happiness in 2013. It's gonna be the year of happy...just wait and see. :)

Hugs to you and Max, too.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Peace, Balance, Simplicity -- those are things I strive for and seek each and every day. So happy to have met you through this virtual world. Wishing you a wonderful new year filled with possibility. Hugs and blessings, Tammy

busybusybeejay said...

Just popping by to say Hello from North Wales.Uk.I am also an avid knitter and crocheter.Give Max a stroke from me nad I hope your son continues to improve.I am a Mum and a Grandma and a worrier too.Why do men not do worrying?

Mrs. Micawber said...

Oh Meredith, this is a beautiful post. I wish you the happiest and most peaceful of years for 2013, and to Max and your other boys also.

Hope that catcher's mitt gets a good long rest this year!

vicki said...

Meredith-- such beautiful words you write--

I'm sending all my love and best wishes to you as we enter this bright new year--- may you be blessed.
Xoxo
Vicki

Teresa said...

As we go into this new year I wish for you the best for the new year. Lots of Peaceful days. Less stress and lots of love.

Susanne said...

Peace is something we could all benefit from. Like you, I have spent 2012 worrying myself silly and most times silently paying the price. Once in awhile my plate was pretty full and it spilled over the edge onto my blog. I hated those posts, but it was good to have a place to vent even if no one bothered to come visit and read them. But a lot of you did and offered words of hope, encouragement and above all kindness. Sometimes the strangers on here are more of a friend than the people we know. We are all a thread from the fabric of humanity, dealing day to day with hopes and fears, wanting the best for our loved ones and ourselves. Finding comfort sometimes in the most unlikely places and blessings from people who may not touch us physically, but touch us with words from their hearts. Thank you for being a friend. Wishing you a Happy New Year filled with the PEACE you so want and need.
(((HUGS))) Susanne :)

Dee said...

I was absolutely ready to see the back end of 2012. It was a horrible year in so many ways.

I hope you find the peace you are looking for in 2013. I hope we ALL find peace in 2013.

Hugs to you my friend.

gaia said...

This is such a beautiful post, Meredith. Filled my heart with hope. Happy New Year!

Sue Pinner said...

Happy New Year, hope 2013 is a better year for you hugs x

shari said...

Hi Meredith. I am so blessed to have met such a wonderful friend. I hope this year brings you PEACE and happiness for you deserve all that you wish for!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
XOXO, SHARI

Deb said...

Happy New Year Meredith & Max ♥
Love your OLW!
Deb & Archer
xo

Faith said...

I do hope that 2013 is all that you wish for....I think Peace is an excellent name for the year, I am a strong believer in the spoken word and I think you are right to speak it over 2013. Happy New Year!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Meredith....One of the things that I am thankful for this past year is my friendship with you. Even though we have never met face to face, I feel a connection to you and think we are both very much alike. I am a little ahead of you in age, I have raised my boys, I have taken care of my both my parents, my dad who lived 10 years after a stroke and had challenges from it and then a mother with Alzheimers. I was the youngest of my siblings and I was the one who took care of both parents. Both are gone now and I miss them so much. Like you I worry about everything and even things that haven't even happened. I love your word for 2013....peace. It's the perfect word to describe how I want this coming year to be. As you know, this past 6 months has been a stressful one for me and my family. I am feeling a little peace right now. I think that I am letting go of what I want life to be and letting it be what it is. I have no control. I just have to have faith that things are going to be the way they are suppose to be. I want to be in the moment and appreciate the simplest things that life has to offer. It's a learning process, but then everything that happens in life is a learning experience. Hopefully we can move through the next year together in friendship. I am here if you ever need me to lend an ear. Happy Peaceful 2013 to you, Meredith. ~Hugs, Patti

kathy b said...

I cried and cried putting ALlison on the plane back to virginia last night....

Rose Red said...

Happy New Year to you - I wish you peace this year, that is a great word to start the year with.

Lena said...

Sweet Max.

A peaceful new year to you Meredith.

I've been talking a lot lately to a loved young one who is experiencing some sadness right now, about how important it is, to learn how to feel peaceful, and centered within, so that you can find a certain contentment in spite of those things that we can't control. I think it is wise of you to choose that word. It is one I've embraced as well.