My picture of the year comes not from my
picture files as it usually does, but from the world-wide-web. How
can I not love this?
Every year, my New Year's Resolution has always been the same ~ To be more like my mother ~ which I have always thought would be just the grandest thing. She possessed all those fine qualities I so admire in a person. She was gentle and kind to everyone, but, at the same time, the hardest worker I have ever known. And, my-oh-my, how she could sew! For her, a day wasn't complete until "needle, thread and cloth should meet."
My dad, on the other hand, was staunch in principle and constitution, and a man of few words. He wasn't one to sit down with to tell your troubles to, for he would just simply say, "You have to be tough in this world." And, I can't count the number of times I heard him say, over the years, "We just have to do the best we can do."
This kept popping up on FB this morning, so I just had to share it here. I surely would hate to mess up that first page, or any other page, for that matter. I will, for sure, "Just do the best I can," on all 365 pages of the book, which certainly takes in a lot of territory.
I am reminded daily of how fragile our poor old earth is becoming. I am definitely going to work harder all year long at leaving a smaller footprint as I trod through the days. (I know, for sure, that there's one less large plastic detergent jug going to the landfill this week!)
As we prepare to ring out the old and ring in the new, I am thankful for all the blessings and happy memories of the passing year. It really has been a good year! For all of you who have stopped by our little hill to leave happy messages, thank you! I truly wish all of you a healthy and Happy New Year.