Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Wishes for 2009

This past week I have visited a number of my favorite blogs and read some beautifully thoughtful reflections of 2008. I'm touched by what people choose to share; inspired, too.

Since I haven't quite gotten over my whole non-holiday-spirit, I feel like my reflections might be a bit tainted right now; rather than wallow, I'd prefer to offer ...

Wishes for 2009

May we live honestly & wholeheartedly

May we be wise enough to recognize what's truly important

May we dare to try new things (even if some may scare us a little ... or a lot)

May we be well & healthy in body, mind and spirit

May we suffer bouts of spontaneous dancing (and/or singing)

May we be open to (and accepting of) our highest potentials

May we share ourselves without fear

May we practice kindness, until practice becomes habit
and habit becomes as natural as breathing

May kindness continue to be contagious

May we be treated to lots of gut splitting laughter & silly little fits of giggles

May we accept others for exactly who they are and not what we expect them to be

May we be inspired

and touched by magic

May we experience 10,000+ moments of happiness

May we all find peace in our hearts, our homes & our universal community

With love,


AwtemNymf said...

I love your 2009 list! I already do random bouts of singing & dancing. I can't hold a tune/note. I sing because I wanna! LaLalaLa and my family still loves me, my dogs don't care and my house is still standing! tee hee!
I wish you a fabulous Happy New Years!
*sprinkle sprinkle*
Hugs & Faerie Dust!

Chris said...

This is one of the best list of wishes I've ever seen! You are so right about habit. It becomes a habit and becomes a part of your being. Kindness works wonders!!

grrl+dog said...

what a lovely list, uplifting.

Bouts of spontaneous silliness is good too. Thankyou for getting it down so succinctly.

Janet said...

What a wonderful list! I'll do my best to keep up with you although my singing and dancing leave much to be desired! I can handle the silly little fits of giggles since I do that all the time. I think we can make 2009 simply fantastic!

Happy New Year!!!

LaY hOoN said...

May your wishes come true.

Happy New year

lynne h said...

yes, may we have ALL of those things! thank you for writing them all down! happy, happy new year to you...

Heidi Alfonzo said...

That is a fantastic wish list!! Now I'm going to post my own! Happy 2009!!

dkuroiwa said...

This is such a wonderful list...and since I too was in that non-spirit kind of mood, I'm going to print this out and put in on my a reminder!!
Have a wonderful New year!!

Donna Patrice said...

What a lovely list!! May YOUR Year be filled with 10,000+ moments of pure joy! =)

Happy New Year!


Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

The list is wonderful and Kindness does work wonders..and my friend your heart is full of it! May your New Years Bright and Safe and I look forward to your creative spirit and what it will bring to 2009...whoooo hooooo...!

Brenda said...

That list said it all! Well done.

Hoping all your wishes come true for 2009.

adrienne said...

What a delightful list!

Best wishes to you for a wonderful new year, and thanks for the inspiration!

Kate said...

Amen, sister! I especially like the one about suffering spontaneous bouts of dancing.

Happy New year, Michelle. It's OK to have non-holiday feelings you know - they'll probably appear when you need them most, like around tax time!



Connie Carpenter Macko said...

just popping in to say happy new year! best wishes for 2009!

jennlui said...

ooooohhhhh beautiful post!!! 2009 will be a fabulous year, i can feel it!!! hee hee!!!

wishing you all this and more, wishing you your hearts desires and the courage to make it happen!!! wishing you a fabulously glittery sparkly magical new year!!! yay yay yay!!!

peace and love

somepinkflowers said...

happy new year
to one florida girl

from another.


{{ i am dancing spontaneously
over here
up north from you }}

cindy said...

Awwwwww, what a great list! Thanks for all your inspiration and wonderful creativity.


Happy New Year to you.

Marilyn said...

Oh, Michelle, your list of wishes is such a reflection of wonderful you! Thanks for sharing yourself, dear friend, and may all on your list come to be!

julie king said...

i love that you're looking forward rather than back. your wished for 2009 are wonderful. i particularly hope to have spontaneous dancing and fits of giggles. what a way to live!! thanks for the wishes!

Alan said...

Hi there. I stumbled upon your blog through another we have in common.
If you get a chance check out Robot Nine, today I posted Mark Khaiman and his cool art made of packing tape on plexiglass. Unbelievable, lots of positive comments already.

seth said...

Wonderful list Michelle. I hope you have a healthy, happy, and creative 2009!

Cat said...

Wonderful thoughts to start the year off with!

May all your dreams come true.

girl_gone_thread_wild said...


love your list,

love you,

love all your doings

thank you for being one of my fondest MEMORIES of 08.


bring it on!

Clevelandgirlie said...

Sounds like MY kind of year. Happy New Year.

Robyn said...

A feel good list, for sure! I love it! Thanks Michelle.(((hugs)))

Saucy said...

I love your list! May we all experience the same. Hugs to you this new year!

As Seen Through My Eyes.... said...

Wishing you a happy and abundant new year, Michele. I look forward to "playing" with you in creative ways of contribution that you always seem to find and post on your blog. I love that about you. :)

KathrynAntyr said...

What beautiful sentiments. I'm going to work this list into my art journal.

Happy New Year, dear one.

Dot said...

I love your 2009 wish list. You are obviously a beautiful soul.

Love the idea of lots of laughter and spontaneous dancing.

And the kindness habit is definitely contagious :)

Sending you much love and wishes for a very special 2009. Thankyou for continuing to visit my blog.

Dot xx

Gail Lackey said...

Thanks for stopping, and all the well wishes, it means alot!
May your year be jolly and everything else ending in olly!
Hugz, Gail

Janet said...

Can we have spontaneous laughing, too?

Great list :-)

AwtemNymf said...

Flyin' in to see how you doing?
Hope all is well!
Hugs & Faerie Dust!

Lea said...

I love these wishes... I will tuck them into my heart... XO