New Beginnings

So much is said about a new year … out with the old; in with the new; resolutions (that hardly anyone keeps, including me); new thinking; new solutions; new questions, etc.  That’s all good because it gives people hope to start anew.

My hope is that we ask more questions, that we cultivate new friendships while renewing our current ones, that we become more sincere, kinder, more compassionate, more connected with each other.

My hope is that we finally “get it” that we are all one, part of a larger picture than what we see on our electronic devices.  It concerns me that people spend so much time in front of a television set or YouTube watching reality shows that really have nothing to do with reality.  Are we that unhappy with our own lives that we have to pin ourselves to others’ crazy crap?

We are the creators of our own lives and that I know for sure.  There is absolutely no doubt in my mind whatsoever that our thoughts lead to feelings … so please choose the good ones.  Good feelings naturally attract more good stuff in our lives.  It’s as simple as having a negative thought and replacing it with a question “What if everything worked out for the highest good?”  Try that one on for size!  It works for me and it can work for all of us.

As for 2014, I plan to cultivate some new friendships.  Just something I want to do.

And speaking of that, this photo is of my Funky Monkey (the pink one) and Socks (my friend Bonnie’s monkey).  Socks came to visit us with Bonnie and her hubby, who had been on a two-month road trip across the U.S.  Socks had his photo taken in some amazing places, including the Alamo.  What fun he had!  I heard that he even tasted some gumbo while in New Orleans 🙂

Be well, my friends.  Make it an amazing 2014.  You deserve it.  Namaste’

New friends

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Red Foxy

Well, as all of my readers know by now, it’s no secret that I love chocolate.  So while we were in Tubac being tourists, we just happened to find Red Fox fudge.  And since I can’t stand to NOT take pictures, I snapped this one of the box of fudge.  Hubby had some ice cream, too.  No wonder our clothes are all too tight – LOL!

Side note:  The first time I went to New Orleans, I discovered beignets and all of the other wonderful foods that punctuate that city.  I was there for a week and at the end of the week had to attend a formal dinner.  Oops!  The dress I had brought to wear was ever so snug by the time I ate my way through New Orleans.  I had to call for help to get it zipped and I’m not kidding. But I had the time of my life and never regretted having to sit through that dinner holding my stomach in.  Ha!

As you might notice in the photo, I took the liberty of changing the name to Red Foxy from Red Fox.  Just thought it was fun and I did it cause I could 🙂  Namaste’

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