Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year

We will open the book.
Its pages are blank.
We are going to put words on them ourselves.
The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day. 
~Edith Lovejoy Pierce
Every man should be born again on the first day of January.
Start with a fresh page.
Take up one hole more in the buckle if necessary,
or let down one, according to circumstances;
but on the first of January let every man gird himself once more,
with his face to the front, and take no interest in the things that were and are past.
~Henry Ward Beecher
Sam and I decided to start the new year off right by heading out for a 9:00 a.m. walk.
We may even take another one this afternoon.
No plans for the day, no rushing around.
Just a quiet, peaceful start to the year.
Happy 2013!

35 comments:

Wanda said...

What an opportunity a New Year gives us...like a brand new empty calendar...ready for all that is to come in 2013.

Starting off with a walk is a great way to go.

Love the quotes and pictures.

Blessing to you and all those you hold dear.

Hindustanka said...

:) Happy first day of the new year, Tammy!
Loved your walk, so peaceful indeed.May you have many more such walks further. Blessings to you and your family!
P.S.thanks for leaving a lovely comment in my blog;)

Catherine said...

You always seem to choose the most apt quotes for how I feel. I love the idea of new beginnings, fresh and just waiting for the future to be written. May you have a very happy New Year Tammy. x

Mereknits said...

A beautiful way to start the New Year, wonderful quotes, a quiet beautiful walk, perfect.
Hugs to you and Happy New Year,
Meredith

Debi Y. said...

Happy New Year to you too Tammy.

Thanks for visiting my blog throughout the year. :)

vicki said...

Sweet Tammy-
All my love and best wishes to you as we begin this bright New Year--
Xoxo
Vicki

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Beautiful and inspiring post! Wishing you a blessed New Year!

kimmie said...

Sounds like a wonderful way to start the new year! And your quotes are great ... The new year is so full of hope ... We will savor this day as well :)

podso said...

Lovely thoughts for a new year. It sounds like you are having just our kind of day!

peli lovelymess said...

dear Tammy i wish all the best to you and your family!!!!have a lovely year full of happines and joy!!!
sorry i dont comment as i used to, i will try and make up...
xxxx

Peggy Jones said...

Tammy I have so enjoyed your visits and visiting you the past year. Today's post was beautiful. I am wishing all the best from the coming year for you and all your loved ones.
QMM

Grammy Braxton said...

I have never really looked at the new year as I'm doing this year. It is full of promise and hope and I want to embrace every day.

Best wishes in the new year to you and your family. Looking forward to a wonderful year of bloggy news from you.

Hugs,
Sharon

Dagmar said...

Wishing you a happy, healthy & joyfilled year..I think 2013 will be just a wonderful year❤

Lorrie Orr said...

I love the quotes you've chosen for this first day of a brand new year! And starting out with a walk is a good way to begin. We'll be going for a short hike later today - walking off some of the holiday calories.
Happy New Year, Tammy. May 2013 hold much joy for you and your family.

Little Treasures said...

Happy New Year Tammy!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I love quiet, peaceful days :) Here's to a great new year!

Rizzi said...

LOVE ALL YOUR QUOTES AND PICTURES....
YOUR WEATHER LOOKS NICE.....IT IS FREEZING COLD HERE IN NEW JERSEY....
30 DEGREES AND WINDY....BUT, NO SNOW.
JUST THINK WE HAVE 365 DAYS TO MAKE NEW PLANS....ANYTHING WE WANT...GOOD FEELING...HAPPY NEW YEAR'''RIZZI

Melanie said...

Isn't it nice to have the day off and have no plans? That's the best kind of day. My hubby actually has the day off too (he usually works 6-7 days/week, so a day off is rare)and we've been downloading music, doing some basic household chores, but now we're getting ready to start touch-up painting the bathroom. Woo-hoo. :-)

Serena Lewis said...

A lovely post to kick on the new year on your blog, Tammy. Wishing a very Happy New Year to you and your family! xx

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tammy,

You have shared a lovely post and yes, always a great start to the new year with the pages blank and ready to be filled.
Happy New Year Tammy and wishing you all the very best for you and your family, with good health and happiness for 2013. Thank you for your friendship

hugs
Carolyn

Mrs. Micawber said...

Happy New Year, Tammy (and family), and thanks for all those lovely quotes. May the book of your life be filled with lovely doings in 2013. :)

Pam said...

Happy New Year. Love your inspirational post. I'm starting a Gratitude Journal today and after seeing your photo of the calendar, I'm of to try and find one like you have here. It will make a great Gratitude Journal since it has space to write each day.

Createology said...

Wonderful quotes for a fresh new beginning. Your day sounds much like our day...fresh crisp cold air while walking about our little town. Relaxing at the local bistro while letting the sun shine upon us. No rushing here today...

Sharon said...

Wonderful words to live by. A walk was just the thing today. I did wait for the temp. to get to 32 degrees before I headed out with Teddy. He was most happy to have his new sweater on. From your pictures I would guess it was a tad bit warmer there!

Sam I Am...... said...

Happy New Year my dear friend! I try to think this way every day....but it does look hopeful for 2013 for all of us. Take care and the best of everything to you and yours this year!

Diane said...

Happy New Year Tammy. Diane

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
Great quotes you put out here and that is excellent food for the soul. What a joy for being able to walk at 9:00 AM when it is still a bit fresh but the humidity is nice low this time of the year. That makes all the difference.
Wishing you and yours a Happy and Healthy 2013!
Hugs,
Mariette

Sheila R - Blessed and Distressed said...

Love the fresh start a New Year brings. Hope yours is happy!

Phyllis said...

Happy New Year to you and yours!

Monica said...

Love this post, and what a grand way to start off the year. Move is my word for 2013, so I should follow in your footsteps and go OUT! :)
Hugs to you, and many thanks for always being there for me with sincere and kind words from the heart.
xoxo

Catherine said...

I love it that everyone gets to start 'fresh' in the New Year. And it looks like you are off to a great start Tammy! Wonderful!

Happy New Year!

xo Catherine

Zuzu said...

A perfect start in the new year. Much happiness to you and yours, Tammy, in 2013!!!
Hugs,
Zuzu

LP Vintage said...

Wishing you and your family a healthy, happy New Year!

Ana said...

Tammy, wishing you and your family a wonderful new year. My best wishes for you today, tomorrow and always.

❤Ana

All4MeggyMoo said...

Happy new year, such beautiful words

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