Friday, December 31, 2010

AS WE OPEN THE DOOR ON 2011......................

let's make this year a year of discovery.

whether you are redoing a home

visiting a place you have never been

planting the perfect garden

becoming more gifted as an artist

expanding your spirituality

looking at YOURSELF to see who you REALLY ARE..

let's all of us.....make this year count.

I..for one....want to become more of a "HUMAN BEING" rather than a "Human Doing"
by that I mean spending less time with "busy work" and really staying in the present and EMBRACING THIS JOURNEY WE CALL LIFE.

Happy New Year to all,


all photos:  Courtesy Better


  1. Happy New Year to you. I love the idea of slowing down and discovering the self. This year, I too, plan to do more of that. May all of your dreams come true.

  2. Love this post Jo, The title sure made me think of "Closing the Door of 2010" it was a difficult year & I too want to Embrace the Journey of Life in 2011.... I also read your Sweet post on Your Mom, What a Beautiful Tribute to a Beautiful Woman ~ Thank You for sharing.... Happy New Year Dear Friend xox

  3. Best wishes for 2011, Jo! That door handle is wild!

  4. I am going to just be myself in 2011.That is what I have always been and I think that is OK. If anything needs fixing I ask God to show me what it is. I so want to be pleasing to Him !
    I wish for you in 2011 is to
    be warm... be you...
    Opps! I forgot you live in AZ.

  5. Hello Jo... what an inspiring post... I wish more ladies would just "be themselves"... we are all unique and I don't ever to try to be something or someone I am not... there are so many fabulous women out there in blogland, like YOU, and that's what makes it so exciting!... each one of us has our own story to tell and inspiration to share... wishing you a most beautiful and blessed new year... xoxo Julie Marie

  6. That was a good list of things to perhaps work on for this next year.....all good things!! Surely we can find a few of those that each of us can work on.
    Funny....I am almost 60 and still trying to "find out about myself". What a journey eh.

    happy happy new year

  7. AMEN!!!!! YES, THAT IS IT! Oh Jo, thank you for YOUR friendship and wisdom. May God grant you every need and desire of your heart my friend. BISES! Anita

  8. I wonder if my comment got eaten up....HAPPY NEW YEAR JO! Anita

  9. This reminds me of a quote I read that says something like "don't try to be someone else, everyone is taken"! I love that.

    Wishing you all the best in 2011, Jo!


  10. I like what you said-true!! That door handle is a hoot! Happy New Year!

  11. Wonderful and inspiring post Jo...well said ..beautiful! Shine on!

  12. Such a beautiful post. So glad you stopped by earlier for now I have found your lovely blog as well. Happy New Year.

  13. Happy New Year, my dear Jo! Beautiful post. I hope to do much the same thing and embrace the important things in life and still make time for the fun, silly things that make life happy. Sending you warm hugs and much love...


    Sheila :-)

  14. Happy New Year Josette, it was a pleasant surprise to meet you, thanks for visiting my blog and taking the time to comment. Your blog is delightful and I will surely be visiting from now on.

  15. Kick that door shut and smile :) On to a great year full of new journeys!

  16. Good Morning and Happy New Year.This morning I browsed your blog site for the first time.Enjoying myself, I decided to be a follower.Who knows,maybe I'm your first new follower of 2011.Please drop by and visit with me.See if you enjoy my site,if you do please become a follower-Denise

  17. I just love this post. happy new year!

  18. Dearest Jo, thank you always for your kind words! This has been a great start to a new year...napping, creating, staying HOME and preparing to get back into my classroom after a wonderful two week break. Home renovations are coming to a close this month and AWAY WE GO!!!

    Peace to you dear one, Anita

  19. Dear "Jo"
    Thank you for you beautiful Visit to my New Year of Change.
    Your New Year fits in right with mine.
    Sending you a year of peace and inspiration.

  20. Happy New Year Josette
    I was just reading your post dedicated to your mum!!! what a beautiful post... and your mum was stunning..!! I hope this year brings you much joy and beautiful memories.. xxx Julie

  21. Perfect photos for your post. I really like your thoughts on how to live in 2011. Happy New Year!

  22. What a lovely New Years post. I am enchanted with that door it in your house?

    These thoughts are just perfect wishes for everyone.

    Thank you for encouraging us all to have a glorious 2011.


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