Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year

hello everyone, Happy New Year! It is my wish that 2011 brings you all everything your heart desires. I wish you much prosperity, perfect health, happiness, and unconditional love. May 2011 be the best year ever!

Is anyone making any New Year's resolutions? I haven't thought about it too much, since I tend to break every  one I make, lol!
However, just because you break your resolutions, doesn't mean you have failed. In fact, every day you wake up you have another opportunity to make any change you choose. So what if you eat a big piece of cheesecake when you said you were dieting? Tomorrow, you simply try again.
I like this gentle approach to change.  If we don't forgive ourselves when we fall down, who will?

This is a good time to reflect on 2010.  What I did was take a sheet of paper, write down all the wonderful things that have happened, and all the things I am grateful for. It was not a perfect year, as I did not exercise regularly, nor did I cut out sugar.  However, tomorrow morning is a fresh start, and another chance to make the changes that will improve my life.
How about you?

19 comments:

KarenKayArtWorks said...

Hi Pink- She is beautiful, is this your first piece for the New Year? No resolutions for me, I just make plans. I guess that's the same thing, just seems less daunting to put it that way. May 2011 be filled with good things for you.

GERI CENTONZE said...

Betty...great motivational post...I decided this year,rather than making resolutions, I will make a focus five list every week and list 5 main goals to accomplish...hopefully this will keep me on track for 2011.

Brenda said...

Gorgeous girl. Have a wonderful year.

slommler said...

Your post is inspirational!! I like the thought of being gentle with ones' self!! I will remember this!
I am working on my resolution. I will pick one word and focus on that for the year. Trying to make it easy on myself!!
Happy New Year to you too and God bless
Hugs
SueAnn

Diane said...

I love this post--be easier on yourself, and know that we're not perfect. Plus I know that doing what I love everyday has completely changed my life!

Heather said...

hi, Happy New Year to you! I love this beautiful piece! It's been great to get to know you this year! hugs! xxoo

claire barone art said...

HELLO BETTY CREATIVE BLESSINGS FOR THE NEW YEAR HOPE IT BRINGS EVERYTHING YOU WISH FOR LOVE CLAIRE XX

Rosemary said...

Agree about taking the gentle approach just to keep tring.

Lee said...

Thank You for the reminder to be gentle and forgiving.
Wishing you the best in 2011! So very glad to have met you ;^)

Marlene said...

Good Morning Pink, your girl is gorgeous! Love your take on resolutions. Myself I do not make resolutions but I do have goals I strive for. Have a wonderful, blessed New Year.

SaraLynn said...

She has such a beautiful, gentle expression! I hope that you have a great new year and keep up the wonderful art!

Pam of Always Artistic said...

Beautiful painting.

I don't make resolutions any more, I just try to do things that are good for me. This year I cut back and now I haven't decided what's next, I am just playing it by ear.

Magic Love Crow said...

Hey Betty! Love the painting! I agree with everything you said! I am always grateful for everything and I do set myself goals. The one thing I do everyday, no matter what, is smile!

WrightStuff said...

What a beautiful girl you have created. I am captivated by those eyes! Happy New Year to you and good luck with those resolutions!!

EVA said...

Bet wishes for a happy, healthy prosperous and creative 2011, Betty!!

No resolutions but I like the "Word of the Year" idea. I'll be writing about mine as soon as I finish all the undecorating!

Beautiful girl!!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

What an inspiring post! And your new art is so enchanting - what a beautiful and ethereal face. :) I hope you have a wonderful and magically creative New Year! Theresa

Susan Rodio said...

Lovely work, her eyes are magical.

Cameron said...

She is just gorgeous, Betty!!

Missed being here with talented folk such as yourself:)

Wishing you a wonderful year ahead!

Linda said...

Happy New Year, only a week late. :) I hope this next year treats you well.

I love the idea of looking at the past year and reflecting on it. So many times people make plans for the future without looking back and learning from past mistakes. All they do is go on and make the same ones all over again.

I made one resolution this year but I didn't wait until Jan 1 to work on it. I figured if I was serious, it shouldn't wait for Jan 1st.

Your girl is simply beautiful. I just love her.