Farewell, 2014!

What a year it’s been!  As I look back on 2014 and its many memorable moments, it’s not so much the experiences I had that will stick with me, but how they touched me and made me feel.

This year, I felt…hopeful, happy, loved, frustrated, upset, dismayed, betrayed, disappointed, hurt, comforted, determined, adventurous, enthusiastic, inspired, confident, humbled, accomplished, proud, energetic, excited, daring, tired, worried, anxious, prayerful, sad, mournful, accepting, optimistic, relieved, elated, peaceful….I know and, amazingly, my heart’s still ticking!  Mostly, I have felt loved.  And blessed, so very blessed.

I hope you too have had an eventful year, and I pray that 2015 will be a healthy, happy, and memorable year for all of us.

Enjoy your New Year’s Eve and be safe! God bless.

An older Cherokee man is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he says to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves.
One is evil. He is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, selfishness, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego.
The other is good. He is love, joy, peace, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.
This same fight is going on inside you and inside every other person.” The grandson thinks about it for a minute and then asks his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”
The old Cherokee replies, “The one you feed.”

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.”
~Helen Keller imagesKJY1IQLS


Farewell, 2014! — 14 Comments

  1. Happy New Year my friend to you and the family. May 2015 bring you many blessings, love, health, peace and happiness! XO

  2. Hope you are enjoying the holidays and may the New Year bring us all good times shared, hopes fulfilled and prayers answered. LU, Boop

  3. True friendship withstands the test of time. That is true of our friendship. We saw each other grow up. We shared very joyous moments and we shared very sorrowful moments. Our hearts have seen it all and continue to grow in God’s love. Your friend always!!!

  4. Happy 2015 amiga! I am borrowing the Cherokee story for my holiday blog post (yep, still have not finished, it’s all over the place, happy, sad, angry, flabbergasted, hopeful, wishful, happy … you get the picture). My mantra has become “Father, Thy will be done and please protect us.” Wishing you and your lovely familia a most healthy, happy 2015. The CDL rocks!

  5. Connie,

    Your messages have given me the lift I needed right at the perfect time. Thank you for that! May 2015 continue to provide so many beautiful and meaningful blessings to you and your family. I know 2015 will be amazing!
    Love, Roxy