Happy New Year 2024!

WE’VE CROSSED THE THRESHOLD. 2024 IS HERE!

Here’s what I’ve got in mind that’s coming my way – happy times, pleasant weather, family and friends who adore me, a feeling of gratitude each morning. What a day! Each morning I realize this day is mine, or Yay, I’m vertical. Or, as a my brother-in-law said, “Hey I’m on this side of the dirt.”  Another positive thinker told me, “I’m dangerously close to being fantastic!”  

I know abundant health, and wonderful outcomes are approaching for my writing dreams. And then there’s Love and Peace wafting everywhere I go!

THE JANUARY 1st MINDSET

We’ve been this route lots of times, some of us many, many times. People say Happy New Year; maybe give a hug with an extra clap on the back. The New Year to-dos start to percolate. I start to think about de-Christmasing, outside lights away, live wreath that happily lasted for weeks and weeks discarded, pull down the boxes from the garage to start de-Christmasing inside. Hank and I have celebrated Christmas and New Year’s together 35 times so we have a routine which is the pretty much the same as last year’s routine.

Christmas Tree 2023 elm

EACH YEAR IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT

There may be new decorations.There may be some that have to be discarded. There’s a review of the holiday events that happened since Thanksgiving (all superb- holiday concerts, Pink Martini, a tree trim the likes of which has not been seen since 2019).

And there’s a little bit of something that means this really is a brand new year. We’ve never had this 2024 before. If I dwell on this thought, which I am, the idea gets bigger, better, happier. The possibilities become more and more real. it’s all about what I think it’s gonna be… I think it’s gonna be great.

MY WISH FOR YOU:

Here’s what’s coming your way too:  Happy times, pleasant weather, family and friends who adore you, feelings of well-being, gratitude, abundant health, success for your dreams and aspirations, peace and love … add you own.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Ethel Lee-Miller blogs regularly about people, the power of words, and her writing life. She retired after 30 years of teaching, semi-retired from coaching, editing, and gathering writers to publicly share their work. She is the author of Thinking of Miller Place, and Seedlings, Stories of Relationships. These days, in Tucson Arizona, she writes to inspire, to connect with folks, teaching about the power of words, gather writers together, and for the pure enjoyment of it. Ethel enjoys sharing stories at Odyssey Storytelling, Artists Standing Strong Together, and anywhere there’s a mic or a Zoom room.