Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year 2009

I used to be one of those people that made a long list of resolutions to prepare for the new year. I would stick by them all, diligently, for a month, at the most, and then beat myself up for the rest of the year for not following through with any of them.

Something changed for me this year! I realized that everyday, in fact, every moment is a chance for a fresh start. I seem to get more accomplished, learn more about me, and am overall quite happier when I allow myself to start fresh everyday, not just every year.

Don't get me wrong I'm very excited about the new year, just like I am about everyday! I can't wait to see what opportunities are going to unfold!

I would like to wish all of you a very happy, healthy, and wonderful 2009!


Gina said...

Hi Jessica!

Wishing you the best that 2009 may bring!

A New Yorker said...

Peace love good health and happiness. LUV, Lauren

Nik said...

A very awesome new day and a happy new year to you.

Jill said...

Great perspective. I think I'll join you. :)

Happy New Year!

Arv said...

Hi Jess,

Happy New Year to you :)

I never make them either and its better this way every year.. he he...

Have a lovely time and enjoy the long weekend... cheers...

Sherry said...

Hey Jessica,

I thought of you tonight while watching Jane Velez Mitchell do an entire show on dogs...exposing puppy mills, segment on service dogs, shelter dogs, etc.

Have a great year (things have to get better for everyone, don't they??!!)

Jessica said...

Nice to see you! Thanks so much! And the same to you. :)

Thanks! You 2! :)

Hey Nik,
You too! :) Thanks!

Thank You! :) Hope you have a good one!

I agree! Thanks so much! You too. :)

Hi Sherry,
Very cool. :) Thanks, I know you will have a great year as well!

CarmenSinCity said...

Happy New Year! I totally agree with you about resolutions! No need for them. Just live everyday to the fullest.

Jennifer said...

Happy New Year!!! I have made resolutions this year--I usually don't so I'm hoping I will stick with it!

Lena said...

great to see you are being so wise :P
i mean happiness should not start with the new year, it should start each new day, just like you said :)

Happy New Year still ;)

Malcolm said...

Happy New Year to you Jess! I don't go for New Year's resolutions either. I figure that I don't need to wait until the New Year to start doing something I should be doing already.

Unknown said...

Happy New Year!

Here, There, Elsewhere... and more said...

I believe every day is the first day of the rest of my life so I never make them either and really try to throughout the year to make the most of every day and never, never stop learning..:)

Anonymous said...

Happy new year and I wish you at LEAST 40 or 50 more ;)

Jessica said...

Hi Carmen,
Thanks! Hope you are enjoying 2009! :)

Thanks! :)I'm sure you will keep them! I saw that you posted about your resolutions, and I haven't had a chance to read it yet. :/ I'll try to stop by soon.

Hi Lena,
Thanks! :)Well said! Love your new pic!

Thanks so much! :) For me, focusing on changing my life in big ways all at once and sticking to it was overwhelming, and pretty discouraging. I agree with your philosophy too!

Hi John,
Thanks, you too! :)

Thanks! I am SO with you on that! :)

Aw, thanks! :) And I wish the same for you!

hopefaithbelieve said...

You have the right attitude. Every day is a chance to grow and be better. Blessing to you in 2009!

Jessica said...

It sure is! :) Same to you and your family! Hopefully this year we can have a visit! *crossing fingers*