I don't usually make it until midnight and it's looking as if I won't tonight either. It's not yet 8:00 here and already I'm yawning! Oh well, it will still be 2012 at 6:00 a.m. when I normally wake up so I'll celebrate then with a glass of orange juice. :)
I've made no resolutions for the new year. I haven't chosen a word to focus on either. But I've lifted up a prayer to my Heavenly Father asking for His blessing in whatever way He thinks is best for me, for increased faith and a greater openness to His path. When I count the blessings of 2011 they almost overwhelm me. We are healthy, we have wonderful children and grandchildren and a warm home with plenty to eat and clean water to drink. We have close family members and friends we love. We live in a country that allows us to worship in any way we choose and a church home where other members have become our second family. I can see and hear and walk. We live in a beautiful area where we see God's handiwork every day. I have a sewing room and I could make quilts for all of 2012 without every buying fabric! I've always told my husband I will be happy as long as I'm not hot, cold, broke or stranded. I'm happy! I can't think of one thing that I need that God has not provided. I'm not rich, I don't live in a big house and I don't have a job with power or prestige. Heavens, I don't even have a job...and I'm very happy about that! :) Those things aren't important...and I am thankful for that as well. My prayer for you, my blog friends, is that you will have the most joy filled year ever and that you will be given the strength you need in hard times by the grace of our Lord, and that you will love others and will be loved in return. Happy New Year!