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Today is the last day of 2015.

By now, I thought I would have already written some words to go along with a lengthy recap of this year’s crazy and looney-tunes activities… but somehow, I don’t think that’s going to happen, so we get some other words instead πŸ˜€

As the last few hours of the year happen here on the Left Coast of the United States, let me just wish you all a Happy New Year, filled with magic and wonder, adventures and joy. I appreciate each and every one of you who take time out of your day to read the musings and streams of consciousness that fall out of my brain onto this blog page. It’s a lot of fun for me to write this words and sentences, and I love all of you who read it. Thank you, thank you, thank you! You rock!

And now for that “stream…” part I was talking about:

Enjoy each day as it comes, moment by moment; make plans to have fun and then go have it; hug everybody and anybody who’ll let you hug them; smile at kids (even if you don’t especially like kids); get a coloring book and do some coloring; make something to eat that you’ve never eaten before (and maybe share it with a friend); roll around on the floor with dogs (especially if they’re a golden retriever), go out and sit on a rock, stand under a tree, look out over the side of a mountain, breathe in the sunrise or sunset; take a walk around the block or down the street and wave at your neighbors; pay for someone else’s coffee or croissant; sing along with the radio at the top of your lungs; put on some Beethoven and direct the orchestra; pet a kitty (but only if the kitty wants to be petted); drink some fresh juice (make it yourself if you can or buy it at the grocery store).

Life’s too short to sit around pretending like there’s nothing to do! Even if your circumstances are such that you’re stuck where you are, financially, physically, or whatever, find something to do that’ll put a smile on your face, because that smile is contagious! We need more smiles in this world! Don’t we? Yes, we do πŸ˜€


Now go out and Play a New Game!

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Check out these New Years’ celebrations and traditions from around the world. Looks to me like we could be celebrating the “New Year”for months at a time! Who wants to go with me to Laos to celebrate Pii Mai Loa? Sounds likeΒ  lot of fun! And the food would be amazing and awesome! Check it out here in Wikipedia. (I found a lot of bloggers who’ve written about being in Laos during this festival but I was looking for a link to something more descriptive; it was harder to find. Just google it and scroll through the experiences; looks like it’d be a hoot!)

The graphic images in this post were borrowed from the free clip art website quotesideas.com

Happy New Year, Everybody!
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10 thoughts on “Happy New Year, Everybody!

  • December 31, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    We will dance and have fun and be glad!

    • December 31, 2015 at 1:55 pm

      Yes! We will! Bring it on, 2016! We’re ready for you! Rock and roll, baby!

      Happy New Year to you, too, Debbie! Big hugs!

  • December 31, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    I would love to go to Laos . . . Maybe we’ll get to travel somewhere together some day. Looking forward to spending 2016 with you Lois – can’t wait to share the journey.

    • December 31, 2015 at 2:06 pm

      It would be a lot of fun to travel with you, Nancy!

      I’d love to just wander around Southeast Asia for awhile… so much to see, so much amazing food to eat. I think it’d be awesome to eat some of my favorite dishes in their original locations πŸ˜€

      Happy New Year!

  • December 31, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    Thanks for your inspiring post! The only way to live! Here is a big HUG until we see each other! Here’s to a wonderful 2016!

    • December 31, 2015 at 4:40 pm

      You’re welcome, Lorna! Thank you!

      Here’s to a great 2016 for both of us! Hugs to you, too πŸ˜€

      Happy New Year to you and Charlie!

  • January 1, 2016 at 5:32 am

    I am reading your post the first morning of 2016 since I slept through the clock changing over in the night.
    Yes, let’s do the Laos 3 day celebration in April, the middle day being the “day of no day”. Which I just learned from the link you offered up. I am very intrigued by that.
    SΓ΄k di pi mai (Happy New Year) and sending smiles to you and all that are willing to live whatever 2016 “playgrounds” comes your way!
    Thank you for the post, Lois.

    • January 1, 2016 at 7:40 am

      Happy New year, Susan! May all your wishes, intentions and desires, travel and otherwise, come to fruition in 2016. It’s going to be a great year! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment πŸ˜€

  • January 1, 2016 at 9:13 am

    Happy New Year, Lois!!! Just LOVE your philosophy of life!!!!

    May there be FAR more hugging and less killing in the year ahead!!!


    • January 1, 2016 at 1:58 pm

      Happy New Year, Marilyn!!

      I agree – we need soooooo much more hugging, don’t we? And smiles and laughter.

      Hugs to you!

      — Lois

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