Thursday, December 31, 2009

Joy x 2 in 2010

It’s been 2 years to this day that I started blogging. 343 posts later, I can say that I’m amazed at how meaningful blogging has been for me. Here’s an incomplete recap of the impact blogging has made in my life:

1) I’ve made friends literally all over the world and I now have a goal to come visiting. Really – pull out the couch and throw me a pillow because it’s on my “to do” list.

2) Blogging got me back in the habit of writing, which I love to do. I have goals in that area too. Good thing that with LouLou’s genes, I might live to be 100, as my list of hopes and dreams is long. Now that she's moved to heaven, I'm more thankful than ever that she inspired the theme of my blog. (Hoping for a bit of an updated look in 2010... that's on my list too.)

3) Journaling with you has caused me to pay more attention to the significance of seemingly small events. They say that a joy shared is multiplied by 2 and a problem shared is cut in half and I know it’s true.

4) Reading & commenting on blogs led me to contact with Michael Pink, leading to a major career enhancement with becoming a certified Rainforest Business Coach.

How can I say thanks? Every reader, whether you comment or not, is treasured.

I wish you comfort for your past and joy for your future. I am thankful that our future is not in the hands of the economy or dependent on our government. We are held in the hands of a loving God and I’m glad to be walking alongside you as we begin a new year.

“Last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice. To make an end is to make a beginning." T.S. Eliot


Mocha with Linda said...

Happy Blogiversary and Happy New Year!

Kelly Combs said...

Happy New Year to you too! Isn't blogging the best?

Uncommon Blonde said...

I like it :)

My ADHD Me said...

So now I know why you are Dancing with Daffodils.

I know I would have loved your LouLou.

Southern grace, charm, strength and wit.... oh and grits. I love grits!

Happy New Year!

Shelly @ Life on the Wild Side said...

Happy New Year to you too, friend. And here's to many more year of blogging. I'm with Kelly . . . it's the best. (And much cheaper than therapy!)

Sassy Granny ... said...

It's a marvelous world, cyberspace! So glad to be here to cheer your two-year anniversary, and to let you know what a blessing you are.

May the next two years be life-changing - for you and for us, your blogging buddies.


sara said...

Yea! You're coming to visit!!!! The guest room will be ready and waiting!!!

Joyce said...

Happy Blogoversary! My blog will be one this month : )

I like what you said about journaling here causing you to pay more atention to the significance of seemingly small events. I feel the same.

Have a nice weekend!

Protege said...

Happy 2 years anniversary and all the best in 2010; thank you for your kind words at my place, at all times. Looking forward to a new year with your blog,

Shannon said...

Thank you so much for your comment! I am so thankful for the encouragement and I left you an award on my blog! Have a lovely evening.

Saleslady371 said...

Wonderful, joyful thoughts as we face a new year. You are a great writer.

Ballerina Girl said...

Seems like a wonderful trip..I was just commenting on how I would like our kids to experience NY in the winter close to Christmas...hopefully with snow :)

Your previous post was great, and Happy Blogoversary!

Happy 2010 Beverly!