Saturday, December 30, 2006

Happy New Year!

365 days ago, as I walked out of my apartment to see the Rose Parade's New Years floats going by as they were being set up for the next day’s Rose Parade, I marveled at the blessings I have in my life. Not only do the New Years Day Parade floats, come to little-ole-me so I don’t have to wake up at the crack of dawn to walk a mile and a half to see the parade, but instead can sit in front of my fireplace and watch them on TV drinking hot chocolate, (you say “lazy”, I say “cozy”). Needless to say, 2006 indeed HAS been a year of so many blessings. So as this is as good a place as any to express my gratitude to the Universe and reflect on all the blessings I have received, I am listing some of the things I am so grateful for:

1. Welcoming my newest niece, Avery into the world, who kept us all on our toes by not allowing us to know weather she was going to be a girl or a boy throughout the three sonograms.
2. My new Civic. It’s so much less about the material possession than about the security and peace of mind it provides me in knowing that I can safely get to wherever I need to go.
3. Inheriting a whole new, loving, kind and amazing family (in addition to the one I already had).
4. Inheriting five other nephews and nieces who ran up to me on my birthday and gave me a card that AUNTIE A2 (Not because they know about this blog, but because my name begins with an “A”) with the gift of one of their biggest fireworks for me to light.
5. My first trip to Hawaii, which after all the hype, didn’t disappoint.
6. Being able to work with the most amazing, caring, appreciative clients and families and seeing how much they are all changing and growing.
7. Marrying an amazing man who loves and supports me unconditionally…I couldn’t have done it otherwise, as my eccentricities can be quite challenging, I’m sure.
8. More material gifts that I could have ever imagined receiving or needing.

But I think one of the most amazing blessing I received this year, has been the understanding that I have always had everything I have always needed within myself and there is nothing external that I need to make me happy, because true happiness and joy comes from within…and to think, years and years of watching The Wizard of Oz and it took me nearly 33 years to figure that out!

Happy New Year Everyone! My 2007 be filled with blessings and ruby slippers for everyone, everywhere!


Blogger Xia Diaz said...

Happy New Year!! It sounds like you're on the right track! Hope 2007 brings you more blessings!

5:33 PM  
Blogger G said...

Happy New Year Square-ish Girl. It sounds like you have a lot to be grateful for and a lot who are I am sure grateful for you.

Best to you in the new year.

9:41 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

Happy New Year, Square. You have a lot of good to build on. I wish you more of the same and a surprise or two so you don't get cocky.

5:55 AM  
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Blogger Wade Rankin said...

A very Happy New Year, SG.

1:14 PM  
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Blogger Minka said...

Bugger, 2007 still has these annoying spam going aorund. I guess I will wish for a perfect world another year.

Square, have a wonderful year and try on soem circly clothes ones ina while :)

3:09 PM  
Blogger Minka said...

Oh, by the by, I hope in 3 years time, I will have dome to teh same conclusion as you have this year. happiness and all I need is within me. Well, i am sorta slow...let´s make it another 5 years :)

3:10 PM  
Anonymous kyra said...

oh, what a beautiful post!! happy new year to you, dearest squaregirl!!

7:39 PM  
Blogger Minka said...

Hi there. lovely Monday!

4:47 PM  
Blogger Kyahgirl said...

That is a great list.
Happy New year Squaregirl :-)

8:28 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

Did you mean 2007 or 2008?

3:53 PM  
Blogger Jay said...

You had a year full of way to show thanks to the people who brought you joy is by sending them flowers. You can check out my Silverdale Florist. They have lots of good deals.


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