New Beginnings

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Many people look forward to the New Year for a new start on old habits. ~ Author Unknown

Well, another year has come to a close and we are off to a fresh start.  For me, I am determined that 2011 will be be a year of joy, new experiences and wonderfully creative endeavors, rather than a continuation of the same old thing.  I’m thinkin’ positive people.
You know how it is.  You say to yourself, “This year I’m going to (insert your resolution here) AND I’m going to stick to it this time!”  So off you go, you start out pretty good and then, well…things just die off, right?
I remember hearing or reading somewhere that it takes thirty days or so to change or break a habit.  So, I’m just going to take things minute by minute, day by day and hopefully, fingers-crossed, I will see some improvements.
Whatever it is in your life that you are hoping to change, stop or start, just know that you have it in you.  You can do it.  Give yourself a pep talk, make a plan, take little steps and before you know it your world may be a little bit better…just give yourself some time to get there.
I hope that 2011 brings you only joy and happiness!
♥ Tricia


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  • Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack

    Well said, Tricia! I hope you're able to achive what you would like to this year. You're off to a good start :)Happy New Year to you and your family! xxx

    January 2, 2011 at 1:05 am Reply
  • Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack

    achieve… my first mistake for the New Year 🙂

    Be well!

    January 2, 2011 at 1:06 am Reply
  • Secret Garden Cottage

    Hi Tricia! Such good advice, my friend! Here's to a good start, good middle, and good end to the new year!! 🙂

    January 2, 2011 at 1:08 am Reply
  • La Vie Quotidienne

    Change takes time and can be difficult but sometimes it is worth the effort. It is always nice to want to improve yourself. Thanks for the pep talk and a very Happy New Year!

    January 2, 2011 at 1:16 am Reply

    Loving your encouraging words. Don't you love to have a new year to start new things? I love new beginnings. Thanks so much for your encouragement and hints this past year as we started blogging together. Happy new year!

    January 2, 2011 at 2:03 am Reply
  • Heaven's Walk -

    Great words to begin a new year, Tricia! I think when we make resolutions, we can be very hard on ourselves. We DO need to just take it one day at a time, keep seeking guidance from above to make sure we're on the right path, and keep on keepin' on. 🙂

    xoxo laurie

    January 2, 2011 at 2:26 am Reply
  • High Street Cottage

    Hi Tricia, I just stopped by to say a big thank you for all your sweet comments and support on my blog. They do not go unnoticed. xoxo tami

    January 2, 2011 at 2:49 am Reply
  • Courtney ~ French Country Cottage

    This is such a great post Tricia! Thank you for the wonderful thoughts and words! Happy New Year to you and yours! Hugs, Courtney

    January 2, 2011 at 3:10 am Reply
  • Rachel Noelle

    ~~HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!~*~* Hugs, Rachel

    French Farmhouse 425

    January 2, 2011 at 3:17 am Reply
  • michelle

    Happy New Year Tricia! I just heard that as well about the forming a habit thing. I am with you, day by day. I have my "resolutions" in mind but I know that they will take time and practice. I hope that this year brings you happiness and positive outcomes no matter what the situation! Love your spirit and your attitude!! 🙂

    January 2, 2011 at 3:21 am Reply
  • traci

    happy new year tricia. wonderful words to start this wonderful new year. all the best to you.

    January 2, 2011 at 3:21 am Reply
  • Ashley

    I'm with you Tricia! I will be starting things off living with each day and living in the moment! Xoxoxo

    January 2, 2011 at 3:46 am Reply
  • Linda

    Happy New Year, Tricia! Lovely post~ this year I want to step outside my comfort zone more and learn new things…I signed up for a local photography class to get me started!

    January 2, 2011 at 5:23 am Reply
  • Allison

    Lovely post, Tricia! Positive and encouraging words. Happy New Year to you! I wish you a happy and healthy 2011.

    January 2, 2011 at 7:44 am Reply
  • Blooming Rose Musings

    I love your positive words. I wish you all the very best for a wonderful and Happy New Year.
    Very lovely post.

    Oh, and I love your Christmas collage in your previous post. Beautiful!

    January 2, 2011 at 7:53 am Reply
  • Between You and Me

    you are such an encourager.
    oh, how I'm praying that I can find a little more balance….

    January 2, 2011 at 1:03 pm Reply
  • Between You and Me

    oops. hit send before I needed to!
    I need to find balance in all of my roles….

    January 2, 2011 at 1:04 pm Reply
  • Farmgirl Paints

    Amen sista…we CAN do it. Here's to a wonderfully joyfilled 2011:)

    January 2, 2011 at 4:20 pm Reply
  • Kristi R Artisan Jewelry

    very nice post…2011 is going to be our year!!..I just know it!!!

    January 2, 2011 at 6:37 pm Reply
  • Amy Kinser

    Here we come 2011!!! I can't wait to see what the year holds. I am so thankful that God holds the future.

    January 2, 2011 at 11:34 pm Reply
  • Ashley

    Great post! I hope that you are able to accomplish all your goals for 2011 and have a great year!

    January 3, 2011 at 2:19 am Reply
  • Normal Daily Chaos

    hi, i hope you have a great 2011!


    January 3, 2011 at 11:53 am Reply
  • blue china studio

    Happy New Year Tricia! I like your advice and agree we need to take it step by step.

    January 3, 2011 at 4:00 pm Reply
  • Hilary @ Sweet as June

    well said! happy new year Tricia!

    January 3, 2011 at 4:18 pm Reply
  • Privet and Holly

    Happy New Year, Tricia!
    Thank you for your cheerful
    comments over the Christmas
    holiday. You have no idea
    how much they propped me up.
    Here's to you and to all those
    little steps that lead to the
    positive changes you are hoping
    for. I'm off to see your other
    posts and what I missed while
    I was down and out!
    Monday hugs,
    xx Suzanne

    January 3, 2011 at 5:30 pm Reply
  • Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things

    happy happy new year to you, too!!


    January 3, 2011 at 6:40 pm Reply
  • Val

    Wonderful words from a wonderful woman…Happy New Year!

    January 3, 2011 at 7:31 pm Reply
  • Priscila Peters

    A happy 2011 to you abd your family!

    January 3, 2011 at 11:00 pm Reply
  • ♥ helen

    Thanks for sharing these wise words. Happy new year to you 🙂

    January 3, 2011 at 11:27 pm Reply
  • Allison

    Great advice! Positive thoughts make all the difference – that and the action needed to achieve your goal. But I often catch that little voice in my head being REALLY unhelpful 🙂 Last year I seemed to be successful drowning it out with lot's of 'self-help' books and CD's and meditation. Now I just need to add some exercise into the mix -too much food over Christmas! Happy new year Tricia x

    January 3, 2011 at 11:53 pm Reply
  • Sarah @ Modern Country Style

    Oooh…I somehow missed this post. I think you've missed your niche as a lifestly coach!! 😉 YOu sound so encouraging and inspiring in this post.

    How are your resolutions coming along?


    January 11, 2011 at 9:20 am Reply
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