“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
It's been 13 days since the New Year started and yet I still feel expectant that new things await me and my family. That quote from Edith Pierce really made a mark when I first heard it...I hope to write a better story of my life this year.
Just now I found a rare moment to write, it's been such a long time since I last wrote something and I often wished that I could do so much more often. But I don't regret the moments I've been away, I've discovered a lot and experienced a lot of things about life whilst I was away from Bloggerville.
First of the many changes, I don't have a nanny anymore, the kids are big now one teenager and my little one is not so little anymore at age 9. I've discovered that having a nanny does have ups and downs, most of the downs I can live without and the ups I've discovered I can do myself. For example I now don't have that fear that they might leave me at the first sign of dissatisfaction. I control my home and don't have to ride that emotional rollercoaster that usually comes when a trusted nanny leaves the house. Second, I now cook...a lot! I found myself researching recipes and trying them out. My little girl I've discovered loved helping me out, that gives me special bonding time with her. Third, since I now work on my kitchen a lot, I've discovered it's potentials, so I had it renovated just before Christmas and now it looks gorgeous and inspires me to cook hearty foods each day.
My family time got a significant boost in 2012 and I plan to keep it up in the coming years. It keeps me excited to wake up each day. To personally take care of my family each moment. Although it entails some sacrifices, waking up early everyday. I have also learned to be grateful for all the blessings that I receive each day, whether big and small. By being thankful, I realized that God has provided me with so much and I oftentimes overlooked it before.
To all my friends in Bloggerville I wish you time, hope and love this new year. I hope to read from your pages the whole year through. Never stop writing.
I want to end this post with I quote from the movie "New Year's Eve" which I liked dearly - "Sometimes it feels like there are so many things we can't control, earthquakes, floods, reality shows. But it's important to remember the things we can, like forgiveness, second chances, fresh starts. Because the one thing that turns the world from a lonely place to a beautiful place, is love. Love in any of its forms. Love gives us hope, hope for the New Year. That's New Year's Eve to me. Hope, and a great party."
Here's a toast to the NEW YEAR!