Dec 30, 2016

JUST A SMALL ALMOST END OF YEAR THOUGHT...



I thought that I would be lost in the mourning of all of the things that left me this year, but it turns out that I actually gained so much more than I ever could have imagined at this stage of my life.

I have felt love and support from friends, both old and new, and I discovered that I have the capacity to love fiercely, and to be strong and brave, even when the odds are quite stacked against me.  

I gained peace...something I thought I would never have again, and I gained a profound gratitude that the peace came when I needed it most, but least expected it.

The New Year will soon be upon us, and it is my wish that it brings us all good health, abundant prosperity, and abiding joy, and that love will still find a way to make everything better.

 (The print above is by Sam Toft...my very favorite!)







30 comments:

  1. Ah my friend you are stronger than you know. WE are stronger & more powerful than any darkness that tries to overtake us. We lift each other up when most needed & rejoice with each other in our triumphs. Many New year blessings for each and every one of us this coming year we all deserve them. Your friend Baa

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  2. Thank you for your blog, your words have been a great help to me, when I have needed them.
    Have a great new year, a friend from the net.

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  3. Thank you and happy, peaceful, and satisfying New Year. Susan

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  4. From your mouth to God's ear.

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  5. Happy, Healthy, and Blessed 2017 to you, my dear!

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  6. Happy New Year Coni! I am so glad you are doing well.

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  7. After going through a similar loss and falling apart, I did not expect the grace you've shown. Your strength and sensibility during tough times is impressive, and to discover peace in the process is a blessing. Wishing you a healthy and happy 2017.

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  8. May you have a very happy 2017 Coni. You are such an inspiration to me. From your wonderful blog, your beautiful stitching and your love of life. Thank you for sharing it with us. Cindy in northern Illinois

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    1. That blob there is supposed to be the noisemaker emoji.

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    2. Happy new year, Coni! I hope blessings are abundant and sorrows are few.

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  10. Happy New Year Coni! Blessings for 2017

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  11. You, dear heart, have been such an inspiration that it goes without saying that your grace and strength during
    the difficult times have blessed and taught us. 2017 will
    be a new beginning...an anticipated restoration of all the
    well being and the increased love you so deserve. Raise the stem of bubbly to your promising future. Onward...

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  12. Wishing you a Happy New Year Connie,with continuing peace.

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  13. Thank you for being you and blessing me. May your wishes become realities. Happy New Year, Coni. Love, hugs & prayers, -Cathryn

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  14. Amen. A happy & healthy new year to all.

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  15. Very best wishes for the New Year.

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  16. Happy New Year...may it continue to bring you healing and peace.

    Karen in Maryland

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  17. You have kept your sense of humor through it all, and I admire you deeply for it. Thank you for sharing yourself with us and also for the many laugh out loud moments. A Happy New Year and hugs.

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  18. Wishing you a very happy and healthy New Year.

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  19. Coni, you are strong and inspiring and you certainly weathered the storms from 2016 with grace and dignity. I hope 2017 brings you continued peace, simple pleasures, enjoyable moments, and much happiness. Happy New Year!

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  20. We are all more powerful and connected then we know, when we connect and reach out as one! When one hurts, we all hurt.We rejoice in our triumphs as well as the lessons well learned. Have a joyous and peaceful and most of all creative new year. Peace to all..... Sandy

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  21. All my best to you, Coni! Wishing you more love and great things in 2017 than you ever could imagine. I treasure your friendship and look forward to your postings every day. With Love, MelissaB

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  22. Happy new year to you, with love, Chris

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  23. Happy New Year. I love your attitude, we all need your perspective on life.

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