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

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

NEW YEAR'S DAY

HAPPY NEW YEAR!




“I must learn to love the fool in me--the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries. It alone protects me against that utterly self-controlled, masterful tyrant whom I also harbor and who would rob me of my human aliveness, humility, and dignity but for my Fool.”
Theodore Isaac Rubin (born 1923);psychiatrist, author
(I love this).

A goofy happy song - Don't forget to look for the Beauty of the World this new year (I think I got this from Madsnapper/Sandra too).




Click on the word Elion. Then drag your mouse over the picture, but only after you have looked at it all.  
This is what we have to do to change our outlook on life!
(Thank you Ann at Snap Edits and Scraps and Jerry at As the CrackerHead Crumbles).

THOUGHT OF THE DAY:

“I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.” 
Arthur Rubinstein
I love y'all!
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72 comments:

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Happy New Year friend :-) may your 2013 be wonderful!

Marti said...

Happy New Year. Thank you for bringing so many smiles in 2012.

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Happy 2013!

Jill said...

I love Macy Gray! The card was so neat and so true!

Happy New Year!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

i love Macy Gray & really enjoy that happy go lucky song. Happy 2013. ( :

Marsha @Spots and Wrinkles said...

Well, I just love that Rubin quote and had never seen it before. So thank you for that reality check. :)

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

What an insightful quote ... I'd never heard it before, but as someone who's so hard on herself, especially her inner fool, it speaks volumes to me.

I love that link to Elion. Profound.

Wishing you and yours a blessed 2013!

Pat MacKenzie said...

Happy New Year Cathie. I'm going to be a more regular blogger this year and keep up with the bloggers I follow. Have a happy year, ond day at a time.

Nancy Claeys said...

Happy New Year Sandie!

jack69 said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR MS. CHATTY!!!
Isn't it amazing what they can do with electronics and pictures. It baffles the mind.
Love the entry (as always)

(((Hugs))) Sherry & jack In Orlando, Heading South tomorrow!

Ruth Kelly said...

Bright new day today full of happy wishes that I hope come true for you.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Happy New Year Sandie! It's going to be a great year for blogging, growing and being even better friends! Hugs, Linda

TexWisGirl said...

thank you, chatty!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Thank you for another very honorable mention!

Ann said...

Love that quote and cute baby. Happy New Year

Jackie said...

When I woke up this morning, I prayed...
I look forward to a peaceful and healthy new year, and I wish the same for you and yours, my friend.
Love,
Jackie

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

It is so true about loving life! I am so thankful for every day. I've found the more we give thanks that there is more to give thanks for too! Happy New Year!

SavannahGranny said...

Happy New year! Ginger

Betty Manousos said...

happy new year!

all the best in 2013!

Sandra said...

wishing you much health and happiness for the rest of this year, all 364 days that are left.

Debbie Jones said...

Happy Happy New year. Thanks for always being a positive addition to my day!

Bev said...

Happy 2013

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Sandie, Hope you and your family are having a wonderful day... Happy 2013 to you. I hope that 2013 will be a GREAT year for ALL of us...

Hugs,
Betsy

Beth said...

Have a wonderful new year Sandie!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

May this be the best year ever!! Happy New Year to you and your family!

LL Cool Joe said...

That image was cool! How clever.

Happy New Year!

Ginny said...

I LOVE your first quote!!! And the magic picture is very cool, the girls will love it! Happy New Year, Sandie! But then again, you make every DAY happy!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

wishing you a happy new year too Sandie.

Ms. A said...

Love the first quote and except for breaking promises, which I have a hard time doing, that could be me.

Happy 2013, Sandie!

SweetMarie said...

Love that quote! Happy New Year to you and yours!!!
Love,
Marie

Catherine said...

Some good thoughts to start off 2013!
xo Catherine

Daisy said...

I love the passage from Rubin! I hope your new year is off to a great start. :-)

Susan said...

Hi Sandie! Happy New Year! Ohhhhhh, loved that Elion part of your post. Looked like a Jacquie Lawson card!

Hope your new year is as terrific as you are! Susan

A Quiet Corner said...

You are right...love life and you get it back three-fold!...:)JP

Michaele said...

I was filled up with just the first quote and then you had to go and keep it coming. Excellent! Happy New Year to you and yours.

That corgi :) said...

I like the last quote Sandie, If you love life, life will love you back. That is very insightful and to be thought about for a bit. May we both love life a bit more in this new year of 2013!

betty

Inger said...

Happy New Year! I like that last quote too. I think Mr. Rubinstein loved life, of that I'm sure.

Renae said...

Sandie! Very cheerful and upbeat post!!! Thank you! You have a grand 2013, k?

Sharon said...

Just stopping by to wish my favorite crone a very Happy New Year! May you and your family be blessed with all of God's richest blessings in 2013. I can't wait for this year's installment of chuckles, giggles, and guffaws. You always make me laugh!

Is everyone feeling better?

GOD BLESS!

Walking on Sunshine said...

Hope you had a nice New Year's also!

Maggie Ann said...

Hi Sandie, I loved your 'elion' what an amazing and fun thing that was. Happy New Year to you and your family. May this new year bring many blessings to you. Thanks for all the smiles you give us....you are special.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Happy New Year, Sandie!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy New year my friend! We have a lot to look forward to in 2013! Sweet hugs!

Cranberry Morning said...

Sandie, you always have the coolest things on your blog!! Love it. Have a blessed new year of 2013, my friend!

Carol Z said...

What a wonderful picture! Sandie, my wishes for you and your family for health, happiness and joy!

rubyslipperz said...

one of my favorite quotes you posted, that if you love life, it will love you back! That is soo the essence of life (inmho)...and you sure DO THAT!!!

love and hugz,
annie

The Boston Lady said...

Happy New Year Sandie!!!! Getting my bearings and catching up with the blogs! I always know when I stop by here I will leave with a smile on my face. Ann

Maggie Ann said...

Did you happen to watch the Christmas special of 'Call the Midwives'? I enjoyed it....=)

JOHN said...

Happy New Year My friend

Maggie Ann said...

It is on pbs..(channel 13 here) and online also right now. It is stories about birthing babies etc. and how it used to be. An ongoing series....to be starting season 2 in March.
http://www.pbs.org/programs/call-the-midwife/

Interesting stories, charming young midwives...of course I can't give it blanket endorsement but for the most part...I loved it....lol.

JOHN said...

Happy New Year,Your blog is so active and detailed.Very Nice.You are good at it.I borrowed your Happy New Year Baby Picture to add to my entry.Hope you don't mind

Jo May said...

That was fun!
Looking forward to lot's more fun in 2013,my friend.

~Jo @LoblollyLane

Parsley said...

Happy New Year!!!!!!!

BelovedBomber said...

I need to learn to love the fool in me...Many blessings for 2013. I am trusting that God will continue to use you to brighten the days of so many. Thanks for being a source of joy! Shana

Ruth Kelly said...

I tend to like Pierce Brosnan even though he's getting a little tummy on him.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Happy New Year! Don't know why I didn't get over here yesterday. May God bless you and your family with all your needs for 2013.
Love, Debby

Ida said...

Happy New Year to your family!
Looking forward to your posts and sharing mine as well in this new year. - Enjoyed that lovely Christmas card.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Happy, Happy New Year, dear Sandie!! Wishing you and yours all the best for 2013!! blessings ~ tanna

nancygrayce said...

Well, there is certainly the fool in me! The video wouldn't upload and the Elion wouldn't show up! What's up with that???

Happy New Year!

Memoirs of Me & Mine said...

Happy, happy new year!

http://www.memoirsofmeandmine.com/?m=1

Jim said...

That's a neat way to say Happy New Year, Sandie. Thank you. I hope your's was happy. We had a party where we were.
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BTW, our spot was Picton, New Zealand.
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Miss Debbie said...

Happy New Year to you and your family!

jewels in the garden +: ) said...

Happy New Year and thank you for all the happy thoughts!

EM Illustrator said...

Happy New Year!! I love the video :)

Crystal Mary said...

Hey Sandie, If everyone looked at the world like you do, it would be a much happier place. Never change how you are. I think you are perfect..
A little mad makes everyone glad. xx

Granny Annie said...

I look forward to spending 2013 at Chatty's place. Happy New Year Sandie!

Debbie said...

I've been on this blog for about twenty minutes now trying to get caught up and entertain myself with clicking. I just went upstairs to wake my daughter singing "Shake your booty boys and girls... for the beauty in the world."

If she didn't think I was a big old pain in that booty before, she does now.

I love that quote at the beginning SO MUCH.

Hope your 2013 will be as fabulous and chatty as you are! Who knows? Maybe this is the year that I'll travel to Atlanta for a little coffee tawk with you.

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Happy New Year Sandie! The card was lovely!

Belle said...

Happy New Year and God bless. I love the quote about loving the fool in yourself. I need to do that! The Elion picture was really nice.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

WOW! I'm behind on saying hi to my friends! Hi Sandie - Funny video but brought me smiles!!
A wonderfully Happy New Years!!

LoLy said...

Sorry I was l'il busy lately with redecorating my place "YAAAY"..
I didn't have much time to blog, but I really do miss this place :D Sure will visit you more often..
Have a Blasting day

xoxo
http://abudhabifood.blogspot.com

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Sandy .. Happy New Year - I know laughter rings out here .. great place to visit ... cheers Hilary