Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Possibilities abound when a New Year is dawning...



I think I don't regret a single 'excess' of my responsive youth-I only regret, in my chilled age, certain occasions and possibilities I didn't embrace.

Henry James

You and I are essentially infinite choice-makers. In every moment of our existence, we are in that field of all possibilities where we have access to an infinity of choices.

Deepak Chopra


I have no new year's resolutions, since they always fall by the wayside the second week of January. Instead, I will take each day as it comes and do my best to be in the moment. I am going back to work and I have a project that seems right now too large and distant but this time around, I will not obcess over it. I don't want to call this new mindset a resolution, I don't want to jinx it. Happy New Year to all of you, my kind readers who kindly take the time to come by and leave a comment.

22 comments:

Samosas for One said...

Awesome! Happy New Year Yoli!

Mamacita said...

And peace and happiness to you also in the coming New Year.

OH MY #6 said...

Happy New Year, Yoli.

Lea
xo

Elizabeth said...

Deepak is a wise man.
I loved seeing him in person.
I however do have some resolutions.

rochambeau said...

Happy New Year Yoli!!
I like remembering what Deepak says about we have the power to make choices. That is the thing that makes humans different than any other creature!

So truly happy we met.
You are a star.
May all of your dreams come true this year!

Good luck on your project!!
I know you will pull it off with grace!
xox
Constance

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

I also don't make resolutions. But I am an eternal optimist, and, this year more than ever (with a happy child in our midst) the New Year brings with it a sense of expectation and vast possibility. May yours be full of joy.

M.Kate said...

I'll join you on that resolution thing. It almost never happens..esp when its the same resolution about losing weight..the same since 10 years ago haha..

Here's wishing you a great new year and may 2009 brings you lots of happiness and joy :D

Susie of Arabia said...

I love the quotes you posted. I wish you happiness, good health, and prosperity always. And May we all see a more peaceful world ahead. Happy New Year, dear Yoli.

Gabby said...

Thank you for your collection of wise things. May this year bring peace and freedom to all sentient beings on our troubled world.

willow said...

Love the Henry James. And your new header is ever so intriguing! The shadow boxes with the keys are so very thought provoking.

Happy New Year to you and yours, Yoli.

GeNeRaCiOn AsErE said...

Happy New Year, Yoli!
Love is the answer. ;)

A Cuban In London said...

I agree with you on New Year resolutions. I grew up without them and now I feel fortunate that I don't have to live up to the expectations I set to myself at the beginning of the year.

Happy New Year!

Greetings from London.

tangobaby said...

What perfect thoughts to start the new year with. Yoli, you are one of my gifts that 2008 brought to me.

I wish you and your beautiful family a magical year ahead. Happy new year!

FishermansDaughter said...

I'm with you on the no resolutions - one can't possibly know what the future has in store - and resolutions are far too concrete! Better to live in the moment and be ALIVE. Good luck returning to work and on your new project!
You're a gem.
ox

Alkemie said...

Happy New Year Yoli! You always find such meaningful quotes.

Karen O.

Maithri said...

Dear Sister Yoli,

I affirm the tender and powerful light that burns in you,

May your grace touch the hearts of all those you meet

and may you find time for yourself,

to replenish, to rejuvinate, to remember that you alone
are always
enough.

With deep love, Maithri

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I wish you a wonderfully Happy New Year! Full of hope, promise and joy!

jaime said...

LOVE the first quote! happy 2009 yoli hope it's full of blessings and a lot of love!

High Desert Diva said...

"...I will take each day as it comes..."

Me too!

robinbird said...

yoli sweetie one day at a time is all there is anyway. i was afraid to make my own new years "list" but i decided to put things on it that i really wanted to do and thought a little structure (god i need lists but for some reason cannot seem to get myself to use them anymore) might help me to get a grip on my life. and...i am paying attention to that henry james quote.
have a good weekend. i look forward to hearing more about your return to the work world and what that is like for you. i hope it is a positive change.

xoxox love you!

mama d said...

A hug a day to you, my dear friend.

Renee said...

And was the project too big dear friend.

I especially love the first quote.

xoxo