January 01, 2011

New Beginnings



Many people look forward to the New Year for a new start on old habits. ~ Author Unknown

Well, another year has come to a close and we are off to a fresh start.  For me, I am determined that 2011 will be be a year of joy, new experiences and wonderfully creative endeavors, rather than a continuation of the same old thing.  I'm thinkin' positive people.

You know how it is.  You say to yourself, "This year I'm going to (insert your resolution here) AND I'm going to stick to it this time!"  So off you go, you start out pretty good and then, well...things just die off, right? 

I remember hearing or reading somewhere that it takes thirty days or so to change or break a habit.  So, I'm just going to take things minute by minute, day by day and hopefully, fingers-crossed, I will see some improvements.

Whatever it is in your life that you are hoping to change, stop or start, just know that you have it in you.  You can do it.  Give yourself a pep talk, make a plan, take little steps and before you know it your world may be a little bit better...just give yourself some time to get there.

I hope that 2011 brings you only joy and happiness!
♥ Tricia

31 comments:

  1. Well said, Tricia! I hope you're able to achive what you would like to this year. You're off to a good start :)Happy New Year to you and your family! xxx

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  2. achieve... my first mistake for the New Year :)

    Be well!

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  3. Hi Tricia! Such good advice, my friend! Here's to a good start, good middle, and good end to the new year!! :)
    xoxo,
    Jo

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  4. Change takes time and can be difficult but sometimes it is worth the effort. It is always nice to want to improve yourself. Thanks for the pep talk and a very Happy New Year!

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  5. Loving your encouraging words. Don't you love to have a new year to start new things? I love new beginnings. Thanks so much for your encouragement and hints this past year as we started blogging together. Happy new year!
    Valerie

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  6. Great words to begin a new year, Tricia! I think when we make resolutions, we can be very hard on ourselves. We DO need to just take it one day at a time, keep seeking guidance from above to make sure we're on the right path, and keep on keepin' on. :)

    xoxo laurie

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  7. Hi Tricia, I just stopped by to say a big thank you for all your sweet comments and support on my blog. They do not go unnoticed. xoxo tami

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  8. This is such a great post Tricia! Thank you for the wonderful thoughts and words! Happy New Year to you and yours! Hugs, Courtney

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  9. ~~HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!~*~* Hugs, Rachel


    French Farmhouse 425

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  10. Happy New Year Tricia! I just heard that as well about the forming a habit thing. I am with you, day by day. I have my "resolutions" in mind but I know that they will take time and practice. I hope that this year brings you happiness and positive outcomes no matter what the situation! Love your spirit and your attitude!! :)

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  11. happy new year tricia. wonderful words to start this wonderful new year. all the best to you.

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  12. I'm with you Tricia! I will be starting things off living with each day and living in the moment! Xoxoxo

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  13. Happy New Year, Tricia! Lovely post~ this year I want to step outside my comfort zone more and learn new things...I signed up for a local photography class to get me started!

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  14. Lovely post, Tricia! Positive and encouraging words. Happy New Year to you! I wish you a happy and healthy 2011.

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  15. I love your positive words. I wish you all the very best for a wonderful and Happy New Year.
    Very lovely post.

    Oh, and I love your Christmas collage in your previous post. Beautiful!

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  16. you are such an encourager.
    oh, how I'm praying that I can find a little more balance....

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  17. oops. hit send before I needed to!
    I need to find balance in all of my roles....

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  18. Amen sista...we CAN do it. Here's to a wonderfully joyfilled 2011:)

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  19. very nice post...2011 is going to be our year!!..I just know it!!!

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  20. Here we come 2011!!! I can't wait to see what the year holds. I am so thankful that God holds the future.

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  21. Great post! I hope that you are able to accomplish all your goals for 2011 and have a great year!

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  22. hi, i hope you have a great 2011!

    greetings

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  23. Happy New Year Tricia! I like your advice and agree we need to take it step by step.

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  24. well said! happy new year Tricia!

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  25. Happy New Year, Tricia!
    Thank you for your cheerful
    comments over the Christmas
    holiday. You have no idea
    how much they propped me up.
    Here's to you and to all those
    little steps that lead to the
    positive changes you are hoping
    for. I'm off to see your other
    posts and what I missed while
    I was down and out!
    Monday hugs,
    xx Suzanne

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  26. happy happy new year to you, too!!

    xoxo

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  27. Wonderful words from a wonderful woman...Happy New Year!

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  28. Tricia,
    A happy 2011 to you abd your family!

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  29. Thanks for sharing these wise words. Happy new year to you :)

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  30. Great advice! Positive thoughts make all the difference - that and the action needed to achieve your goal. But I often catch that little voice in my head being REALLY unhelpful :) Last year I seemed to be successful drowning it out with lot's of 'self-help' books and CD's and meditation. Now I just need to add some exercise into the mix -too much food over Christmas! Happy new year Tricia x

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  31. Oooh...I somehow missed this post. I think you've missed your niche as a lifestly coach!! ;-) YOu sound so encouraging and inspiring in this post.

    How are your resolutions coming along?

    Sarahx

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Thank you for sharing your thoughts!