Saturday, December 31, 2011

Farewell 2011, Hello 2012

Another year stretches ahead of us, each day tied to the next. For all of my readers, I wish you a year filled with the awareness of God's good gifts, of boundless peace, joy, hope and love, whether your circumstances are tranquil or stormy. 

Thank you to all who stop by and read here. I wonder sometimes who you are, what your life is like. Some of you I know well, others slightly, and even more of you I know only via this blog. It's amazing to me how we can connect over great distances. You come from Canada, the USA, France, England, Ecuador, Spain, Germany and other locales yet we are brought together through common interests, a love of home and family, and beauty. I am honoured that you read my words.

The following quotation is attributed to Mark Twain, and is one of my favourites:

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things that you didn't do than by the
ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbour.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.

Happy New Year!


  1. Is that your track off the island? I think that quote is wonderful, too. It's written all over my daughter's living room walls. That's how much she loves it.

    Thank you for the good wishes and the blessings. I look forward to visiting you here at Fabric Paper Thread. Isn't it wonderful that some friends you can pack and take with you? ;>

    Happy New Year!

  2. I love how blogging has made the world a smaller and more frinedly place! I always enjoy my visits to your blog, Lorrie.

    Wishing you and your family a very happy and healthy 2012!

  3. I could not agree with You more !
    I am so happy I have found You,I love to visit Your blog,see beautiful things,pictures...To "travel" with You to interesting places...
    Yes, world is a better place with people like You !
    Thank You !

  4. I love that quote by Mark Twain as well. It's a perfect thought for the start of a new year.

    I'm so glad our paths have crossed and that our footprints have shared a wee bit of the journey together. I look forward to visits in the New Year.

    Blessings to you and yours.......

  5. Lorrie, we live on the same Island, enjoy many of the same things in life, and acknowledge the good gifts of God. It's been a pleasure getting to know you through blogland. May you also experience the blessings of peace, joy, hope and love in this new year.

  6. It has been wonderful meeting and getting to know you from your beautiful blog. Love you poem by Mark Twain and agree. Blessings for a wonderful 2012. Take care, Jen.

  7. Wishing you all the best of 2012 as you settle back home!

  8. Happy New Year Lorrie. What a great photo to illustrate your words, and your year to come.

  9. Anonymous5:02 AM

    January greetings from Canada!
    Drop by 'screen' door is always open!

    Ciao Bella

    Creative Carmelina

  10. Hello Lorrie,

    Happy New Year! Wishing you the best of the best for 2012!
    We woke up to a spectacular sunny day here in T.O.


  11. dear lorrie
    happy new year!!!!!
    i wish you the best for 2012!!!
    love and hugs regina

  12. What perfect words of wisdom to start the new year off with. Have an adventure filled New Year. Patty

  13. Happy New Year my dear,
    what a wonderful quote to start us off with!
    Where will we all be in 12 months time, that is the big question!

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  15. Happy New Year, Lorrie and Tim. Wishing you a quick settling back in to the big city. Love it that you get to be closer to the little miss and your kids.

  16. I like that quotation, also, and would do well to follow Twain's advice.

  17. Bonne Annee! From the other side of the continent. It is amazing how blogging shrinks the big wide world!

  18. Wishing you a Happy New Year too!


Thank you for your comment. I read and value each one, cherishing the connections we can make although far apart. Usually, I visit your blog in return, although if you ask a question I try to contact you directly.

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