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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!


May your home never be too small
To hold all of your friends.

May you live as long as you want
And never want as long as you live.

May the good Lord take a liking to you,
But not too soon.

May you have warm words on a cold evening,
A full moon on a dark night,

And the road downhill all the way to your door.

May your neighbors respect you,
Trouble neglect you,
The angels protect you, and heaven accept you.

Dance as if no one were watching,
Sing as if no one were listening
And live every day as if it were your last.

“Perhaps our eyes need to be washed by our tears once in a while, so that we can see Life with a clearer view again.”
—Alex Tan

A bend in the road is not the end of the road...unless you fail to make the turn.
- Unknown




Melanie said...

Happy New Year to you too, Sandie!

Thanks for the updates about what's going on with your knee. Sorry about the painful therapy. :(
I'm still praying for you. (((hugs)))♥

Barb Hodges said...

Happy New Year! I love all of your chosen quotes and poems. Thank you for the reminders. Continue to heal and may our Lord fill your life with many new blessings in 2011.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Happy New Year Sandie! I can't wait to see what fun we can get into in 2011~hugs, Linda

Susan said...

Happy New Year to you, dear Sandie. Here's hoping the new year will be great for all of us! Now that the knee operation is over, it's onward and upward. Maybe I'll win the lottery and get on a plane and fly down there to go thrift store shopping with you and Linda! Now wouldn't that be fun? So happy to have met you this year, Sandie. Susan

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Happy New Year y'all. Hang in there with the PT (I know it's always a love/hate relationship with them.)

That corgi :) said...

I loved this one:

Perhaps our eyes need to be washed by our tears once in a while, so that we can see Life with a clearer view again.”

I thinks sometimes we all just need a "good cry".

I hope it is a very Happy New Year for you allo Sandie!


Knitty said...

Just how did you get so wise? I am still in the wise-guy category. ;-)

Tell your therapist that you know "people" and that she'd better be nice to you. On second thought, maybe you'd better wait until she is done to talk about us! LOL!

Granny Annie said...

My eyes have been washed in a lifetime of tears of happiness and sadness which should mean I have 20/20 vision.

Until next year Sandi:)

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I love this!

A bend in the road is not the end of the road...unless you fail to make the turn.
- Unknown


Ginny said...

Happy New Year, Sandie!! And you now have a brand new knee to go with it, you will soon be jumping for joy!!! Isn't it great that this is now in the past!! I love your quote about the bend in the road. My dear friend had two knee replacements. The doctors told her they would only last about 15 years, this was a long time ago. But they lasted forever, way beyond that. In fact, they never wore out! And she used to call them her Cadillac and her Mercedes Benz!!!

Stella said...

I hope the knee is better soon. Keep working on it. I hope you New Year is filled with peace and blessings. Stella

Dogmom Diva said...

Hi Sandie, Happy New Year...what a lovely post and wonderful sentiment!


Mimi said...

May 2011 be the brightest ever!!
Sparkle and shine always!!

Doris Sturm said...

Happy New Year, Sandie, may it be a wonderful 2011 for you and yours...I will try and call you later...

With love,
Doris and Gizzy :-)

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Reading your post was a terrific way to end, and begin a year!
Take care. PT people only hurt the ones they love! If it gets to be too much...stick a 'tater up her muffler!

Mevely317 said...

Oh, I love these quotes you find and share.
What can I say dear one ... you've brightened my life so! Can't wait for what's to come in the new year!

Sharon Kirby said...

Oh, a BIG Happy New Year to you too, Sandie. And especially to your new knee. Did you toast it with a glass of champagne? (Second thought - maybe not such a good idea to mix that with the painkillers...just sayin')

Thanks for giving me so many chuckles and guffaws - I'm so happy we're friends.

Looking forward to more silliness in 2011.

And may GOD BLESS you and yours!!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

A wonderfully happy New Year to you, my sweet Sandie! I hope you are healing and feeling much better with each day's passing. Sending you warm hugs and well wishes.


Sheila :-)

ocmist said...

Just had to come on over and wish you a Happy New Year "in person..." Hope that all is going well with you and your family. I'm going to back track a bit to see if you up date on your knee. Love, Prayers and God's Blessings on you this coming year! Linda

Just Be Real said...

Sandie, HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and yours! Thank you for your encouragement this past year. Blessings and hugs.

Whosyergurl said...

Happy New Year Sandie! I'm glad that we have become (blog) friends! XO, Cheryl

Journeyin' Lady... said...

A New Year's toast...perfect way to start 2010!

Velvet Over Steel said...

Loved the poems & quotes!!!

Happy New Year, Sandie!!!! It's going to be a Great year!!!

Coreen xoxoxo

Jennifer said...

Happy New Year to one of the kindest women I know - to give a friend a smile is a gift of the heart and you have given me many. Jennifer