Happy 2017!
It is true…as you get older, the years go by faster and
faster.  I cannot believe it is already
time to ring in a new one.  While it is
also true last year was a huge year for me, it was, nevertheless, surrounded by
challenges and moments of intense sadness. 
Fortunately, those moments were few and I always choose to focus on the
joys, the blessings, and the positive.
Two years ago, I decided to select one word to ponder daily
rather than set resolutions or goals for the year.  Last year, my word was PERSEVERANCE.  It turned out to be quite appropriate as I
persevered through career reinvention, surgery, and a workout injury.  Pondering the word perseverance daily kept me
going forward and it paid off in many ways.
The word I want to ponder in 2017 is INSPIRATION.  I hope to be inspired by life around me to
keep new vision in my work at the magazine and with blogging.  I want to seek new inspiration daily through
experiences and education.  Also, I want
to be an inspiration to other women….to inspire them to find new direction, to
not allow age to shut them down, and to seek new ways to find joy in life.  I also want to inspire my family and
grandchildren by assisting them whenever I am able.  Seeking ways to be inspired daily keeps us
from boredom, dullness, and depression. 
I want to be fascinated with my world every day and with those who
inhabit it…we need more fascination, kindness and love for one another today.
So, I desire inspiration daily for each of you and hope to
keep this space fresh and lively! Thank you so very much for reading,
commenting, writing, supporting, and for your friendship.  It means everything.

 What words or goals
have you set for this year??  Would love
to know what is on your mind this New Year’s Day!
Happy New Year!

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