Dearest Reader Friends,
Happy New Year!! I hope you all had a blissfully magical Holiday season and that 2016 is treating you well, thus far. Have you made any New Years resolutions? I didn't make any as such, just an objective to do more of the same in 2016: more writing; more reading; more creating; more laughing; more time spent in nature; more advocating for those without a voice, and more time spent with those I love to be around. I did, however, take a moment to write down a list of all the things that I did NOT want to drag into 2016 with me - it's time to let that negativity go! In with the new and out with old, that's what I say.
Another wonderful ritual for the New Year that I started a few years ago now is keeping a "memory jar". Throughout the year, my family and I pop mementos from days out, vacations, birthday celebrations, or just things that made us smile into the jar and then on New Years day we sit down and open the jar and reminiscence about all of the wonderful things we did together during the past 12 months. We then place our precious mementos into a scrap book and our year is preserved for all time. It's something fun and meaningful for all the family
Thank you to all my reader friends for your support in 2015. I am hoping to get back into my writing room this week and continue working on my third children's novel 'The Wood at the Bottom of the Garden Gate' which I look forward to sharing with you all this Summer.
Wishing each of you a year filled with laughter, love, friendship, luck, inspiration, and peace.