Wednesday, January 2, 2008

The New Year and New Beginnings

There is an old saying my Grandmother would always remind us of on New Years Day. She would tell us that what you were doing on the first day of the New Year you would be doing that all year long. That just kind of stuck in my mind. So on the first day of the year I try to avoid those things that are unpleaseant to me. I do not allow myself to get caught up in an disaggrement with anyone,I do not ask anyone to do anything I am not willing to do myself{like take out the garbage]. LOL I do however make it a habbit to call each member of my family and my husband's family on this day to tell them how important they are to us and to wish them the blessings of a New Year. I do cook the southern favorite of blackeyed peas and cornbread. I also make a sweet my husband really enjoys {bannana pudding]. I spend time with my husband watching old movies, I treat myself to a bubble bath, good book and a great cup of tea. It is important I take care of me all year so I can take care of my family. Most importantly I begin my day and end my day spending time with my Lord,prasing and thanking him for all that is---- in my life. I want to be caught doing this all year long;Praising my Savior!!!!! This is a time of new beginings and a chance at a brand new year. I pray for the chance to really make a postive difference this year in the lives of all those I come into contact with!!! Blessings of the New Year to each of you!!!!

16 comments:

Tea Time and Roses said...

Beautiful post Mary! Wow, my Honey's favorite dessert is banana pudding! He is also pretty crazy about black eyed peas and cornbread too! Something we try to make each new year! I enjoy your lovely blog so much Mary....thank you for all the beauty you share.

Smiles...

Beverly

Rhondi said...

What a lovely way to start the new year. Hope that it holds lots of good things for you and your family. Rhondi

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your Grandmother was one smart lady!
Penny

Brenda said...

Love the post and the wisdom from those grannys.

Mimi said...

Hi Mary Isabella,
my postings and comments are kind of sporadic for a few days,
My internet connection is out of order (phone company) and will not be repaird until friday Jan 4th.. so I have to borrow a computer where I can...
by next week I hope to be up and running again...
Hope you have a wonderful 2008... I really like your idea as to the way to spend new years day...
Blessings on you and your family,
Mimi

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Sounds like wonderful ways to start a new year...or a new day ~anyday!

Daughter of the King said...

a most excellant and encouraging way to start the new year.....
....Life is so short...it is about HIM....to God be the GLORY...
Blessings to you and yours in 2008
Deby

Flea Market Queen said...

I love this post, your grandma was a smart lady!
Here's to you in 08...
Priscilla

joan said...

What a wonderful way to start off the new year. It sounds like alot of bloggers have black eye peas and cornbeard on New Years. I love cornbread but have never had black eye peas. I love the idea of calling everyone. Sounds like a great start to the new year!

She'sSewPretty said...

That sounds like a wonderful way to start the New Year! Good for you! I hope you're blessed with a wonderful year!

Sarahs Home said...

"It is important I take care of me all year so I can take care of my family"
This is where I need to work on. I find myself so busy with other peoples things that I forget to think about my needs. There are times when I can get to 4 in the afternoon and realise I didnt have lunch or have not had a drink all day. Certainly something to think about.
Sarah x

Kathleen Grace said...

hat a wise way to begin the new year. Living intentionally, keeping your goals for living in mind and making your first day of the new year an example for yourself and others of what the rest of the year should be:>) Happy New Year to you Mary!

BittersweetPunkin said...

Well I was cleaning on the first day of the New Year.....ah..I think it's my destiny!! LOL
Blessings,
Robin

Back Through Time said...

I didn't know that about that saying, glad on New Year's Day I had enjoyable day!
Happy New Year to you!!
Michelle

willzmom said...

What a wonderful day-I hope that you have many more lovely days like that throughout the year. Did you put a dime on those black eyed peas?

Elaine Thomas said...

Wow! sounds like a wonderful day!! Also a great way to start any day!! I am so glad to know you.

Smiles,
Elaine