I’m grateful for new beginnings
and new opportunities to begin each day with a grateful heart
to have another chance to find my gifts and give them away

to be a blossom in another’s garden
and to cultivate enduring calm

I’m grateful to have this gift of time to bare the solitude
and silence the inner critics
to BE abundance instead of seek it
and to expect the very best from the universe.

I’ll aim to be a love finder instead of a fault finder
and allow my faith to grow bigger then my fears

In this new year I’ll hug tighter
and laugh louder
and I’ll remember that failure is just another opportunity to try again.

Happy New Beginning to you….


The girls writing down their wishes for the new year and adding them to the Wish Tree.

– Saint Petersburg, Florida



oh, absolutely beautiful…