Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A New Year Blessing

I hope for you in 2012

That the single, most significant dimension of life is your relationship with the Source of Goodness who never ceases to sing love songs to your soul.

    That you find meaning, purpose, and vitality in what you do daily. 

    That you treasure your loved ones and let them know how dear they are to you.

    That you make choices and decisions that reflect your truest self.

    That you look in the mirror at least once a day and smile in happy amazement.

    That you remember relationships are what count above all else - more than work or money, or all the material things we spend so much time tending.

    That you live in an uncluttered manner, enjoying the freedom to be content.


    That you keep your sense of humor when things don't go the way you want.

    That you find adventure in each new day and marvel at the wonders of creation which constantly present themselves to you.


    That you never give up on yourself when others turn away or do not understand.

    That you are attentive to the health of your body, mind and spirit.


    That you take risks and accept the growth-full challenges that come to you.

    That you draw on your inner strength and resiliency when you are in need.

                  That you carry peace within yourself, allowing it to slip into the hearts of others so that our planet becomes a place where violence, division, and war are no more.

                    *Joyce Rupp  January 2004
                    *All images via Kellie Cashon's Pinboard titled Photography:Nature/Wow



                      Claudia Fabiana said...

                      Beautifully said and with such gorgeous images.

                      Happy New Year!


                      helen tilston said...

                      Hello Terri

                      Thank you for this beautiful blessing.

                      I love it. I return the prayer to you.

                      Helen xx

                      Unknown said...

                      Happy New Year!!!! What a beautiful and poetic message. One that I will take to heart and do my best to embody!

                      xoxo Elizabeth

                      Acquired Objects said...

                      What a beautiful, beautiful post and thank you for your wish, love these images especially that swan and baby.


                      Splenderosa said...
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                      Splenderosa said...

                      Terri, this is just beautiful, just like YOU. Happy New Year, darling friend.

                      Karena said...

                      Terry this is just what I needed today!! Thank you for your wonderful encouragement!!

                      Happy New Years and All the Best in 2012!

                      Art by Karena

                      Nutbird said...

                      Beautifully written and selected post. You are the best! Ann

                      Mary Ann Pickett said...

                      Truly spectacular. Thank you so much!!!

                      Nutbird said...

                      I had to read this again this morning, then noticed the author's name Joyce Rupp. I forwarded your post to her. I think the selection of the pictures is awe inspiring. Thank you. Ann

                      Lavanya said...

                      Wonderful images and quotes, the best I have seen so far.
                      Thank you.