Moving Forward into the New Year

I can’t believe this is the last post of the year.  Amazing isn’t it?  How time files, and months go by?  Soon it will be Christmas all over again.  But before I start thinking about next year’s holiday season, I’m going to reflect and think about this year.

This year was far from easy for me.  I have had my fair share of loss of family, and a personal loss, and plenty of ups and downs.  I’m so glad that this year is over so I can get off this crazy ride we call 2011!

But even if everything didn’t go my way, and according to my plans, I’m still very thankful.

I was allowed to live through another whole year.

I was able to reconnect with my father’s family after a long time of being apart.

So many life’s lessons was taught to me in 2011, that if I didn’t experience them, I would not be the person who I am today.

Regardless of how this year has gone–good or bad, happy or sad–2011 was a gift, all of it.  If you made it through to make it to 2012, then you should look forward to future, and be thankful that there is a future for you to shape and mold.

Let go of the past and go for the future. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you imagined.

– Henry David Thoreau

For that, I’m happy that there was 2011, I’m happy for all the trials and tribulations that I have been through, because they are now behind me.  They have taught me something, they had helped me become stronger, wiser, humble.

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My back may have been bowed by some of my burdens, but it was not broken.


Without further adieu, I say this unto you 2011: You know where the door is, you know when to leave.  Please, you don’t have to look back at me. I have learned all you have taught. Go quietly; you do not have to leave in the same manner that you came.  If there is a point that I forget any lessons that you have taught me, I’m sure that 2012 will remind me (let’s just hope it doesn’t come to that).

My friends, let’s start this new year, with a smile and a light heart.

Happy New Years Everyone!



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I am looking forward to looking forward. The next Chapter of life is here and it’s time to start living it. Happy New Year


Happy New Year! I’ve had a pretty good year, but I’m certainly looking forward to 2012. I am thankful that I have lived another year, all the lessons learned, and all the hard times. They’ve all made me better and I hope to only continue getting better, growing next year.


I too am looking forward to a new year of spiritual growth and becoming a better person. Let’s all pray that later part really happens! hehe Happy New Year!!


I must say I’m looking forward for the New Year myself, It was pleasure to meet you here on WordPress! Thank You for Joining my JOURNEY and encouraging me when I was down and in the hospital. I know you done went thru some lost’s like me, and I can say it surely made you stronger then you were when I met you. May God Continue 2 Bless You and Yours! God Bless 🙂


Happy new year!! Have a wonderful and prosperous year, I have a feeling it will be a great one for all of us!


Happy New Year to you and all the other ladies that have posted above me! This year started out rough – as my 41 year old uncle passed away from a heart attack on January 2nd – but our family came together and became even closer and have encouraged and supported one another throughout the year. Giving birth to my daughter was definitely a high point of 2011! I’m definitely looking forward 2012 and all it has to offer. Peace, blessings and prosperity to you all 🙂


Thank you Michelle. I am sorry to hear about your Uncle, it’s hard losing family especially when they are young. However, you walked away with a stronger relationship with your family, so that’s more than anyone can hope and wish for.

Wishing you all the best in the New Year!


Happy New Year! Wishing you a wonderful 2012! And yes the trials do make us stronger! Amen.


Happy New Year, Kalley! You hit the nail on the head: everything we’ve gone through makes us stronger and prepares us for great things that are to come. I try to be always grateful for everything that’s happening in my life and I try not to label it “good” or “bad” even though some things are very hurtful. I have to be honest, 2011 was a fruitful year for me (even with a few setbacks) and I’m looking forward to an even more abundant 2012. Wishing the same for you!