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Happy New Year, everybody!

Isn’t this just an amazingly hopeful time of year?  Looking back on what the last year brought into our lives, we begin to see forward into a year that’s full of promise and hope.

It’s so easy to get caught up in the “review” and the “anticipation,” isn’t it?

A couple of days ago, I wrote about my lack of a Christmas this year, about how I was lost in the fog of pneumonia.  And then when I tried to publish it, my website wouldn’t connect.  Wouldn’t, couldn’t log in.  Everything else worked, just no playinganewgame.  I sat back, regrouped, relaxed for a couple of hours, and tried again.  Nothing. I googled the problem.  I tried logging in again. Nothing.  I prayed.  I tried it again.  Still nothing.  I repeated these steps, plus some others, several times, off and on, over several days.  And then finally last night, I went to bed.  Slept like a baby.

This morning I got up, tried again, still no-go, and began an email to my service provider.  As I was completing the message, I decided to give “logging in” one more try before pressing the “send” button.  Whoa!  Guess what!  It worked!  And now that it’s New Year’s Eve Day, a post about Christmas seems so… so in the past. I wanted to let it go.

I’m moving forward.

footsteps in the sand

“All negativity is caused by an accumulation of psychological time and denial of the present. Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry – all forms of fear – are caused by too much future, and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness, and all forms of non-forgiveness are caused by too much past, and not enough presence.”  — Eckhart Tolle

Wishing us all a magnificent here and now in this present moment!


Good-bye and Hello!
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10 thoughts on “Good-bye and Hello!

  • December 31, 2013 at 8:38 am

    wow dear Lois, thank you for this! for all the so called resoulutions i make every January, yours is the one i should really adhere to.
    hugs n love!

    • December 31, 2013 at 6:15 pm

      Ah, Debbie… it’s so easy to get lost in the past and future, isn’t it? I’m just trying to make the present moment the space I live in these days 🙂 Love to you!

  • December 31, 2013 at 9:20 am

    It is such fun to sit back and see how “life” sometimes has different plans for us! Wishing you a 2014 filled with your dreams and more than you could ever imagine. Love to U.

    • December 31, 2013 at 6:16 pm

      Hi Lorna! Isn’t life wonderful? We are so loved, every single one of us!

  • December 31, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    yeah, go Universe! You should have gotten the clue the first time it happened.

    I am always surprised by how amazing my own creation of my life is. When I decide to do something and it is just not happening, I still keep trying to walk through that damn locked door. Then something else happens and I look back and see things more clearly, then I have to admit again and again, that things happen for a reason. There is another door right next to me that is not locked and that leads exactly where I need to go.

    Go with the flow, my friend…go with the flow…

    May the New Year bring more laughter, more smiles, more amazing people. and definitely new journeys!

    • December 31, 2013 at 6:25 pm

      I’m flowing, Dace! I threw that ol’ “should” word out a long time ago – trying something, taking a break when it doesn’t work, trying something again, taking another break… that’s all I do these days. I don’t get excited when it doesn’t happen on my schedule 🙂

      Flowing…. Laughing, smiling, adventures. That’s the ticket! Same to you, my friend!

  • December 31, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    Hi Lois,
    I was wondering where you were. The universe can really be a bully at times, insisting on getting its way. Talk about a control freak! Happy New Year lady!

    • December 31, 2013 at 6:54 pm

      Isn’t that a nice way to put it, Barbara! A bully! Ha!!

      Happy New Year to you, too, my friend!

  • January 1, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    The quote and post are a great reminder. I went to a yoga class today, where there was a large focus on being present. To welcome the new year shed away the past and welcome each moment. My repeated meditation throughout the class was, “I joyously accept the present moment, and welcome the next as the world turns.”

    My goal this year is to build using moments. Manifesting presence.

    Thank you for your work 🙂

    • January 1, 2014 at 5:06 pm

      Hi Brandon! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

      I love the meditation you used in your yoga class – what a great way to experience a moment: as the world turns! I’m borrowing your phrase 😀

      See you along the way in a the moment of presence.

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