Friday, December 31, 2010

2011 - The Things I Know

Today is the last day of 2010 which I realise is not ground breaking news but I will start 2011 knowing that
it will be a year of austerity, difficult for all of us as the government keep on telling us but I know
new life
that in 2011 a new life will start with the birth of our 8th grandchild. When Charlotte our youngest daughter gives birth to a baby daughter in March we must all ensure that little girl is given the gift of hope. I know she has a good role model in her cousin
georgia overton
Georgia our eldest granddaughter, who sings like an angel, is pursuing her career and loving every minute of it. She will reach her 18th birthday in February and I know that my

eldest daughter Sara will be 40 in October, this is now getting a bit scary even for me for I also know that I
being 60
will reach my 60th year in July. When I was younger my grandmother used to tell me she still felt 16 inside, which I found hard to believe but that has now proved true for me. I know for a certain fact that I will

travel by train
travel more in 2011, I know that because it is something I have chosen to do and I do have choices and that in itself is very special to me. I know that by travelling I will continue to be
ghost furniture
inspired to continue to create, not just to earn a living but to satisfy my soul. I know that I will take time to
stop and smell the roses
stop and smell the roses, to appreciate what I have and not to dwell on what I don't have.
In the scheme of things my little life is like a grain of sand but I have been given choices and I am determined to continue to take those choices and make the most of them.
I am one of life's optimists and optimists take what they know and don't dwell on the maybes.
Happy New Year to everyone I know.


Unknown said...

You put into words my thoughts the past few days. That we do have choices and that is a gift we should not toss aside. Also that dwelling on yesterday's struggles will not accomplish anything. To use those struggles as lessons and look toward a fabulous tomorrow is the only way to live. And lastly I too will create, not just to earn a living, but to satisfy my soul.
Wishing you a new year filled with all that you love and much happiness.

Anonymous said...

That is absolutely beautiful, Di. You have an incredible life, family, talent, home, BLOG! I know you'll lead the way in beauty, austere or flamboyant cause style can't be repressed! Happy New year to all of your wonderful family and thanks for the reminder that the most important things in life aren't things!

Paris Hotel Boutique said...

Di, isn't it so funny how time just flies by? I love the things you wrote. And yes, we do need to stop and smell the roses.

Wishing you a happy, healthy 2011!!


Karena said...

Di you have inspired me so much!! It will be a great year ahead full of wonder and hope.

Come and see my mesaage!

Happy New Years!

Art by Karena

Anzu said...

Hi Di,
Sorry I have been so bad at stopping by and leaving comments recently - the past few months have been unbelievably hectic full of the new flat and the more work than I've ever had in my life! Anyway, wishing you a truly wonderful 2011. Where are you going on your trips?

Unknown said...

Di, you always inspire me and I hope that 2011 is even more wonderful for you than you already expect! There are so many happy events in the works you and wishing you even more!

xo Mary Jo

Ilva said...

Always so happy to have met you Di! Age is good because it makes you see things clearer but bad when used to judge people by- Keep on inspiring me please!

Barbara said...

What a lovely Post, thank you for sharing it.

Mélanie A. said...

Dear Di,
happy new year ...

paris parfait said...

Beautiful words, my dear friend. Am happy that one of the places on your travel list is to see me! :) And I can't wait to see Charlotte's daughter. Georgia is not only talented but gorgeous. And Sara has inherited her mother's good looks! Like you, I'm an optimist and it looks like 2011 will be a good year. xoxox

beauty comma said...

dear di, thank you so much for the christmas greeting - and happy new year! it looks like you've got a great year ahead of you - it's so obvious from what you write that there's lots of loveliness and excitingness in your life.
congratulations on the design sponge feature (and your kitchen floor looks fabulous)!