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Sunday, December 30, 2007

Have a Positively Happy 2008!

Can you believe it's been another year? Not having kids, it's sometimes harder to gauge time going by other than by looking at my nieces and nephews or my friends' kids. One year just morphs into the next.

My goal this year!? To be a positive force for myself. Be a "glass is half full" thinker in everything I do. I can very much be positive in many things, but not in everything. I'm also a bit of a procrastinator, so I'm going to try and do something about that.

It was a good weekend of being with friends, but it ended with a cold. But, let's be positive...it is just a cold-it could have been worse. (How'm I doing so far!?)

I know that in many respects that I am a very lucky person. I know that it's part what you do, but it's also part being at the right place and at the right time.

My other thought is that with my blog, I want to just keep sharing what I'm up to and educate when I can. I peruse the "smack" blogs from time to time and I just shake my head. There's one thing to give an opinion, but it's another thing to anonymously say a bunch of crap. It's not good for anyone, for the crafts industry...right!? This is for me my "business", but it's also because of my love for the art and creativity. That's the bottom line. In the end, I don't care if anyone likes what I do-if it's something I'm enjoying creating and I'm happy with the results, anyone else wanting to look at what I make as a starting point for something they create, that's just a bonus.

I love looking up quotes. They abound on the Internet. Here's a few that are penned with the New Year in mind:
  • New Year's Day: Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual. ~Mark Twain
  • Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man. ~Benjamin Franklin
  • Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. ~Hal Borland
  • One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things. ~John Burroughs
  • We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day. ~Edith Lovejoy Pierce

I wish you all the best of days in 2008!

Robin

11 comments:

Debby said...

Happy New Year to you & yours. Here's to a more positive industry!

dime store daze said...

Happy New Year Robin, Cheers to a new found friend, one thing this industry has brought me is an abundance of creative, open minded,& ever evolving friends. I love it.
Terri

Wendy said...

Robin...
Happy New Year to you!! I'm so very proud to call you my friend!
See you next month!! Can't wait!!
Hope the cold is short lasting.
Wendy

Rachel Greig said...

Happy New Year Robin!!! I hope that 2008 brings you much happiness and FUN!! Seeing Wendy next month is bound to create some decent fun! :)
Hope to see you sometime this year! Thanks for all that you share, your art, your techniques, and your friendship.

Marmalade Hugs
Rach

Ink Stained Roni said...

Happy New Year to you too sweetie!! I think you're plan sounds great :) There is always a bright side to things even when it doesn't seem like it. Harder to remember at times but well, wouldn't be any fun if it wasn't a challenge.

Never heard of the smack blogs but prob. a good thing...I hate it when all people do is complain about others! If you enjoy it, do it...to hell with the rest of 'em ;)

(((((((HUGS))))))

All the best in the new year!!

Roni

Margie H said...

A very happy 2008 to you!!

Hope that cold goes away SOON and I can enjoy some of your creations ;0P

Although I won't be @ CHA-W, can't wait to see what you have in store for us!

Hugs, MargieH in Chicago

Margot Potter said...

Knotty

Happy New Year!

Rock on with your bad self! One must be positive and inspirational or what is the point, really? Bully for you.

Love you!
Beady

missy j said...

Happy New Year Robin!
Hope 2008 is great for ya and I hope to see you at For Keeps Sake...Lovin' my necklace from HH!
Thanks again!!

Teresa said...

I already told you this this morning, but eh, couldn't hurt to say it again. Happy New Year, Ms. Robin! I love this post; it's an awesome opening post for the new year. You did good on the positivity. :)

artzyqueen said...

Happy New Year...... I don't make resolutions, but if I did it would be to resolve to make me a better person and keep in touch with old and new friends.

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