Wednesday, January 6, 2010

New Year Wishes, New Year Gratitude

Happy New Year everyone! Our family could not have started the year off on a better foot, throwing our annual New Year's Day party and surrounding ourselves with family, friends, food and football. What could be better?

The backdrop to the overwhelming abundance of food was an altar of prosperity. The collection included fertile and promising pomegranates, rich, sweet tangerines, and a candle to bring happiness to our home. Guests were given blank strips of paper upon which to write their wishes for the coming year. Some of the wishes from guests of all ages:

--to be happy
--prosperity, joy, wellness, love

--joy, abundance, health, deep peace

--a more positive perspective

--good job, good grades, good love

--to discover my passion

--to be a knight

--that everyone is safe and sound and happy

--to find beauty in every moment

Now our cozy home has fallen back into the daily routine, with two beautiful exceptions. The first is this gorgeous book, given to me as a gift of gratitude. I decided to use each page to express the gratitude of our family, for things great and small, each time we site down together for a meal in 2010. We may not write every day, but we will get into the habit of noticing the little things...and celebrating our togetherness in one more special way.
The second difference in our home happens each day around 4:00 pm. Because of the awesome rainbow maker given to us by Big L and little l, when the sun comes through our dining room window, rainbows dance all around our house for about twenty minutes. It has had an amazing effect on our afternoons!
May your wishes come true in 2010, and may each rainbow you chase be yours!

1 comment:

kollene carlsson said...

this is just beautiful! happy new year to you and your family! xoxo