For 2014
Joy is the serious business of Heaven.
C.S. Lewis

Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year's Eve

THINKING AS THE YEAR DRAWS TO A CLOSE . . . You think about the old year . . .



and you can't help but think of victims of Connecticut. I don't think we will ever forget.

I'm still doing my 26 Random Acts of Kindness.


But a lot of good things happened this year too.  Don't forget them too.  Remember the policeman who stopped and bought a homeless man a pair of shoes?  He actually got down on his knees and put the shoes on the man.

These are the things we should remember.

My friend Sandra aka Madsnapper and I always say we want to see a real flash mob.  We decided we wished we had seen this one that she sent to me.  And let me tell you - YES IT'S A FLASH MOB SCENE - but it's done ITALIAN STYLE - and it's A W E S O M E !  Starts slow, but wait until the end.

This just brought me such joy and ended my year on a positive note!      



So I hope you'll have a safe New Year's Eve.  We're just staying in - building a fire - and hoping we can stay up and watch the ball drop!

What are you doing tonight?  Are you going out or staying in?  Do you remember a GOOD incident from 2012? 

 THOUGHT OF THE DAY:




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52 comments:

Sandra said...

we will be sleeping in the new year, this will be our 28th sleep in of the new year together.... and for that i am grateful and my wish for the new year is that we will be sleeping in the 29th year together. i showed bob this flash mob yesterday and then we started watching all the ones on the side bar and ended up watching about and hour of flash mobs... Happy New year and thanks for renewing our contract

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

love the flash mob. they have become really popular. luv it!! enjoy the prayer too. not sure what we will get into ... usually we go to sleep. ha. ha!! a day off for the hubby tomorrow. not sure. fly by the seat of my pants ... usually. ha. ha!! ( :

Cheri said...

Happy New Year Sandie.

Cheri said...

Love love love that flash mob. Always wanted to see one and this one would have been awesome to see.

That corgi :) said...

Hope you have a great evening together Sandie and make it to midnight :)

Two good incidents from 2012:

our church built a new house for a family in Mexico that lived under tarp

our church (with the help of the community) provided gifts for 5000 kids in Mexico who wouldn't have gotten anything for Christmas

there is still good in the world; we just need to continue to be aware of it and do our part to make the world good in our acts of kindness indeed!

Happy New Year!

betty

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Happy New Year Sandie! We will be home and snuggled up watching a movie and the ball drop (if we can stay awake that long also). It's been a hard year for me but I'm looking forward to 2013~
hugs, Linda

Susan said...

Hi Sandie....Staying in here, too. Going to have a delicious seafood dinner at 5 p.m. and then, relax and enjoy the fire in the fireplace.

Oh, there were so many good things that happened in 2012. For me, the best, of course, was becoming a Grammie for the very first time. My beautiful little granddaughter was born in September. She is an unending source of joy in my life!

Thanks for your blog and for all the light you shed in the world! Susan

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Beautiful tribute to the year Sandie :)

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I'm staying in and keeping warm. Two good things here - 2 new grandchildren this year! Hope you have a Happy New Year.

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

In we stay! "Bubbly" and an old film on dvd, and some *naughty* goodies to munch on. And listen to scanner, for what the poor Police have to deal with, later this Eve.

Happy New Year's Eve to you, my Dear Blogging Friend!

jack69 said...

I love the flash mob, I modified it some and put one in the new book. I like it.
Anyway Happy New Year and we hope it is the best ever. We may celebrate early. hahahaha Age you know!!!
Love and ((HUGS))
Sherry & Jack..

Jackie said...

I would love to see a flash mob in person. That would be great!!!
It will be a quiet New Year's Eve for husband and me, and that's the way I like it.
Sending you love and hugs and wishes for a beautiful 2013.
Jackie

Remington said...

Happy New Year, my friend!

Ruth Kelly said...

May your New Year be filled with joy and happiness.

Wanda's Wings said...

This has really been a year to look back on. May next year be filled with peace.

Jeanie said...

We will have dinner with friends and probably be asleep before midnight, looking forward to waking to a positive new year.
I hope the coming year is a very good one for you.

Jill said...

Thank you for bringing this delightful gift forward. I LOVE it!
Happy 2013 dear, Sandie!

Melanie said...

Happy New Year, Sandie.♥

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Have a wonderful and safe
HAPPY NEW YEARS, Sandie!!

Linda Primmer said...

Happy New year Sandie. Love your post...The flash mob video is great!
We are celebrating with friends tonight. Enjoy your warm fire and each other. Cheers, Linda

TexWisGirl said...

the flash mob video filled up my heart and spilled out my eyes. :)

Walking on Sunshine said...

My hubby showed me that video a few days ago. Loved it! I hope you have a nice celebration with your family!

Beth said...

Happy New Year!

Betsy Adams said...

Happy New Year, My Friend. I am so glad that I got to know you... You are a very special lady...

I put that same prayer on Facebook... Love it.

Hope you (all of us) have a blessed 2013.

Hugs,
Betsy
Love the Flash Mob one. I had seen it... It's GREAT.

EM Illustrator said...

Happy New Year my friend !! I liked that video very much :-)

Ms. A said...

Hubby will be working and I will be sitting around the house. He's retiring the end of January, so 2013 should be very different for us.

Happy New Year, Sandie!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Maybe 2013 will be your year to see a flash mob. Happy new year!

Say What? said...

Happy New Year, Friend.

Gloria Hood said...

Great flash Mob scene! Gotta go to bed, work tomorrow, ugh!

Susannah said...

That's probably as close as I am going to get to an Italian flash mob scene.....but wasn't it fabulous! Thank you and thanks to Sandra (madsnapper)!

Let's keep those poor families from Sandy Hook in our prayers. I feel so heartbroken for them.

Simply Debbie said...

Happy New Year Sandie,
We will be staying at home, which is tradition for us...just me the hubby, the cats and dogs...they are just like having toddlers. We listen to the police scanner and watch movies...pizza is for supper.at midnight I ring our bell that is like an old school bell..a replica...it is loud and I love it...We look up toward heaven and blow Amy kisses
I am proud of you my friend
hugs

Daisy said...

I love the flash mob video. Happy New Year to you, Sandie!

Grandma Bonnie said...

I loved the flash mob. You were right it sure did the trick in lightening my day. I am off visiting my grandsons for the New Year we just got back from visiting the granddaughters. I spent Christmas Eve in the hospital trying to kick the flu that got out of hand. I am on the way to recovering I can't wait to feel 100%. I am wishing you the best on this New Year.

Journeyin' Lady... said...

Happy New Year Chatty Crone (I know that's not your real name but love it) I would also love to see a live Flash Mob in action

Ann said...

We will be staying in tonight and I plan on wrapping up in a blanket and falling asleep early.
Happy New Year

Marsha @Spots and Wrinkles said...

We are staying in - and trying to stay warm, as it is cold outside.

One good thing from 2012 - my son regained much of his health and was able to return to work and his life. Wishing you and your family a Very Happy New Year!

Ginny said...

THAT is one classy flash Mob. Wishing you the best year ever, Sandie, wish good health and fun adventures ahead!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I'll be staying in with you, but hold no hopes of being awake at midnight:@) Happy New Year Sandie, wishing you all the best in 2013-enjoy!

Renae said...

Sandie! I love the new leaf pic. You are such an example to me of sheer goodness and kindness.

Your comment was so funny about that you are NOT!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! HAPPY 2013!!!!!

A Quiet Corner said...

I am working on kindness and decided it is part of my life thanks to "them"...:)jP

Pondside said...

I think that's one of the best flash mobs ever. Ever!
2012 was mainly good for us. Despite some severe challenges, my husband continues to strengthen - we're going out for New Year's eve! My daughter married in May - that was pretty wonderful too. All in all, yes, there was lots of good in 2012.

Merlesworld said...

It ia amazing how music brings people together and it is good for the soul.
Happy new year and all the best.
Merle......

Dee said...

I love flash mobs...sure would love to experience one. I plan on being home as always....I am hoping to make it till midnight for my Kiss from Frank...but it is only 7:44 and I am already sleepy. :) Happy new Year my friend...it has been a pleasure getting to know you.

SquirrelQueen said...

I like the flash mob video, it would be fun to see one in person.
We are having a quiet dinner together and will greet the new year at home.....just us and the cats.

Happy New Year!

jean pell said...

Hope you and your family have a very Happy New Year Sandie!

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

wishing you a very happy new year!

smiles, bee
xoxo

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I love the little leaf hanging on the branch- the old and the new.
We are right here- safe and sound with all the blog world- and came to wish you a Happy New Year
love
tweedles

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Happy New Year to you, dear Sandie! Hope 2013 is a wonderful year for all of us.
Yes, I'm up late. Fell asleep early and now I'm wide awake! I love the flash mobs and will watch this one later.

Granny Annie said...

We brought it in with lots of log sawing...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Jackie said...

I had a wild night myself. My little doggie Mollipop and I snoozed on and off all evening!!

Thanks for sharing the great inspirational video. I wish I could sing like that!!

Happy New Year and may 2013 bring only all good things your way!! ♥

Sandy said...

Love this New Year Prayer! Helen Steiner Rice has always been a favorite of mine.
I pray this year will be a blessed and prosperous one for you and your family!
Hugs!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Happy New Year Sandie. Praying that you and your family have a blessed 2013! I love flash mobs, thanks for sharing. xoxo