Saturday, January 5, 2013

Gratitude and my ‘Word’ for 2013

I love my life and I’m grateful for every day of it. It’s important to be happy with each day you’re given and not wait for something special to be happy.


My girlfriend, Diane from Diane Writes posted this awhile back and I thought it was excellent.


So is my word Happy?

Not this year…for 2013 I’m choosing


It means a lot of different things to me and I think it will take on new definitions as the year goes by.

I BELIEVE I can be happy and grateful for the life I have. We all have good and bad in our lives. Last year was one of my best years ever…but it came with some sadness, too. Life is a challenge but we all have a choice as to how we handle things.

I’m joining my girlfriend,

Linda for Gratitude Sunday!

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And if you would like to take part in a FREE workshop, beginning on January 7th Sandy from Hob Nobbers will be having a workshop series entitled, "Live Your Dream Life NOW!" Click on the link HERE to learn more about it!

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We have an exciting year ahead of us,

don’t you believe?



Anonymous said...

Great word, Diane. My 2013 word is PERSEVERANCE, so I shall persevere and believe. ;)
Love that header.
Off to catch up with your posts.

Susan said...

You definitely make me think about these things, Diane. I don't think I've ever had a "word" but it does set a precedence for the year. Hmmmmm, I guess my word would be Hope. I hope for peace and goodwill towards all; I hope that not another women lose her life to breast cancer...or any cancer; and I hope the Redskins win the Super Bowl--LOL! I threw that one in for my husband! XOXO

maddyrose said...

Believe is a great word! I haven't a word but am thinking about which word I'd choose and when I do decide I'll let you know. I do believe that there are all sorts of wonderful things ahead of us this year. Hugs

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

You are so right this year is the year to Believe!!

Barbara F. said...

Great word, Diane! xo

Trace4J said...

Wonderful word Friend!
My word is still JOY.
I truly believe God gave it to me and I am holding onto it forever.
And choosing it daily.
Woolie Hugs

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a wonderful word Diane! I am so grateful you are my friend and thank you for joining my Gratitude party. I'll have the link up a little later!

Big Hugs,

Sunny Simple Life said...

Wonderful word!! I am trying to pinpoint mine for the year.

Debbiedoos said...

I love your word, and oh so true. I believe too, in enjoying each and every day to the max! Happy New year to you dear friend.

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Sweet post! Believe, such a wonderful word!

Diane Writes said...

Wow! I need this huge encouragement namemate. Thank you for sharing your optimism with us. Starting today, I would remember your word of the year. I believe that I could make things happen too and I am grateful for everything.

Stacey said...

Believe is a perfect word Diane. It has such a positive feeling to it and that's how we need to look at a new year. :) I'm going to check out the course.

Introverted Art said...

I love the word Diane. I think when we believe in something everything is possible and it is the first step in achieving greatness in our lives.

Vee said...

Amen to that! "Believe" is one of my very favorite words because it can have so many meanings. I usually think of it in terms of spiritual things. Have an exciting year, Diane!

Susie said...

Do you remember an old saying"life is what you make it" ...I feel this is true . There is so much good in life...we have to enjoy every little bits of it. I do 'Believe". :) xoxox,Susie said...

If we believe, I think that anything is within our reach.
we must have faith.. stay firm and happy.
Its all possible.
very nice post

Anonymous said...

That's a great attitutde to have Diane. After all, they say positive energy brings more good things your way. I don't really do the word for the year thing, but believe is a great one to have. Hope you're having a great weekend!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Believe is a great word Diane! Have a Happy New Year!

Marina@Picnic at Marina said...

Diane, I was just thinking the same: "It’s important to be happy with each day you’re given and not wait for something special to be happy." There are so many simple and small things around us to be happy, we just have to notice it! And believe! :)

cynthia lee designs said...

Great word! Anything is possible if we believe. I so agree that it is important to be happy with each day we are given and not wait for something special to happen for us to be happy.

Susan said...

I believe! I believe! Nice post. Susan

Jeanne, backyard neighbor said...

Hello Diane, It has been a while since I have visited and I loved reading your post. It is full of inspiration and I so agree with your word believe. I too choose to be happy and believe we make our own happiness. My mom always told me that and it stuck,
Happy 2013.
xo, Jeanne

Unknown said...

Such a great and positive post :) I like your word for 2013! A very Happy New Year to you!

Maureen Wyatt said...

Believe is such a wonderful word and so full of promise! My word is inspiration. I'll being looking for it and passing it on.

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Wonderful words full of inspiration to just believe. There is so much hope in that word! Great post!