Sunday, December 31, 2017

Peace and Purpose

Popular right now on Instagram is generating your best nine photos of the year.
As you can see, mine is filled with color, crochet and hearts.  There's some of the drawings from when I participated in an index-card-a-day challenge during June/July, which was just that ... challenging.  (I plan to do more drawing and journaling in the new year.)  Then there sits Jingles ... she weaves her furry little self into every aspect of our lives as cats will do.  And finally, it's appropriate that the PEACE picture I took when we visited Jerusalem in September was included since the words PEACE and PURPOSE have been on my mind as words to guide me in the new year.
I contemplated all these things as I took my morning and walk and lo' and behold but what should appear.
The joyful heart sees and reads the world with a sense of freedom and graciousness.
John O'Donohue

Wishing you beautiful moments,
treasured memories,
And all the blessings a heart can know!
Happy New Year!

20 comments:

Angie said...

Tammy - your nine choices fit you well! It warmed my heart that I recognized most of the photos - I have enjoyed your blog and getting to know you through it this year. Peace and purpose - has a nice ring to it. I hope you have a wonderful New Year (perhaps by the time you read this it will already be after midnight your time).

Rostrose said...

Dearest Tammy,
a year filled with color, crochet and hearts is always good! :-) And I'm happy that you don't wont to give up blogging - I would miss you!
Best wishes and a

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kathyinozarks said...

I love your 9 photos that you chose wow to see the heart on your walk-very awesome Happy New Year Tammy

Mereknits said...

Peace to you Tammy. Happy New Year.

Jodiebodie said...

Wishing you peace and love in 2018.
How do you make a best nine on Instagram? I have no idea how to generate such things or even to resend/share an IG post to someone else. Do you need to install a separate application or is it a special command word that you use?
I enjoyed seeing your postcard challenge. It seemed to be the perfect way to practice your artistic skills daily while giving you something practical.
It has been nice to get to know you through the blogosphere.
Happy New Year Tammy xx

Betsy said...

Happy, Happy New Year Tammy! Love all of the photos chosen on IG. Wishing you peace and love in the new year my friend.
Blessings,
Betsy

Mini said...

Happy New Year 2018 . Lovely collage of best nine . I loved the postcard challenge you did.

Maya Kuzman said...

Happy New Year Tammy! You had one filled with beautiful things and challenges - my this one be a more beautiful and inspiring one!

a rich tapestry said...

Peace and purpose are two good things to have in our lives. May you be blessed as you bless and inspire others this new year 2018.

Happy@Home said...

Peace and Purpose. I like the sound of that. At this stage of my life I feel the need to work on the purpose a bit more. Your words will be good ones to keep in mind as we go into 2018.
Your IG nine are a cheerful and colorful compilation.
Wishing you a peaceful, purposeful and wonderful 2018.

Wanda said...

I love new words for the year. Peace and Purpose are so necessary in our upside down world. Praying both for 2018. All you hearts are lovely.

Grammy Braxton said...

Happy New Year, Tammy. I hope you and your family have a peaceful and prosperous year. And I hope, wish, pray that our world will have peace.
Hugs,
Sharon

Quinn said...

I love all your pictures, and you are an inspiration to me in "daily drawing" efforts :)
Happy New Year, Tammy!

Teresa Kasner said...

Tammy, you always inspire me to peace and joy and sharing and helping. I look forward to another year of inspiration!
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
What a lovely photo collage and no wonder that your colorful and cheerful photos are liked en masse!
Lovely Jingles is enjoying her time in your presence and they teach us also a lot, how to indulge in the moment.
As for Peace, more than ever this is a word that the entire world should pronounce out-loud for fully understanding its meaning!
Let's hope there will be more respect and understanding instead.
Hugs and Happy New Year and enjoy soon a very special day together😉
Mariette

handmade by amalia said...

Crochet, color and hearts, my kind of selection. I've enjoyed all your makes and adventures in 2017, Tammy, looking forward to 2018. Happy New Year!
Amalia
xo

Preeti said...

Happy new year! Your colorful collage is lovely :) Wishing peace and creativity across the world.

Melanie said...

Happy New Year to you and your family, Tammy!

Julia - Vintage with Laces said...

Your IG-9 is a beautiful mixture, Tammy. Have a happy, healthy and creative 2018 that is filled with lots of wonderful moments to remember and crochet hearts, of course. :)
Hugs,
Julia

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

I remember the card you painted and I loved it then and now too. Jingles, of course...what a sweetie! I love the peace sign in Jerusalem...so meaningful especially now. I wish you the best of 2018....we've got to go up from here don't we?

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