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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy New Year!! Welcome to 2019!


Wishing everyone a very happy, peaceful, 'just breathe'-type 2019!  I've decided that my word of 2019 will be...PERSEVERE.  As in 'never quitting again' - in my life journeys of all types - reading, health, movement, and, most importantly, in my quest to be kind, loving, sensitive, and spiritual.




I love looking at pictures of mountains and love contemplating mountain vistas.  In every mountain range, there is up and there is down.  There are hard roads that test your strength and there are easier ones where one can coast.  Life is like that in many ways.  Endurance and perseverance are needed for both the ups and the downs.

So this year, my aim is to PERSEVERE through the good and the not so good and keep my goals in mind for all aspects of my life.  And definitely enjoy the journey.  Thanks so much for stopping by and may you have a very Happy New Year! 

45 comments:

  1. Happy New Year to you too, Kay. I hope 2019 is good one for you and yours. I love mountain pics too. My favourite TV show over the Christmas was one where two chaps toured The Alps looking at quirky properties. Honestly, the vistas were *stunning*

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    1. That sounds like a fun show, Cath. I bet those mountain vistas were indeed inspiring. :-)

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  2. Hi Kay! Happy New Year.
    Yes,excellent word! This past year has tested my inner strength almost one too many times, and this would've been a good one for me. You can see my word and book if you pop over to mine :)

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    1. Oh, yes, I'll be over to see what you've shared soon.

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  3. I hope the New Year finds you in good health and excellent spirit!
    Ryoma.

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    1. Thanks so much! And to you and yours as well.

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  4. I like the idea of persevering. We must, mustn't we? We must press on!

    Happy New Year!

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    1. Well, we either press on or we stagnate or go backwards. Don't think any of us want that. ;-)

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  5. An excellent choice of words! Have a happy, healthy new year filled with joy, memorable moments, and fabulous books!

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    1. Thanks, Catherine! We are all looking forward to some great reading I suspect.

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  6. Happy new year, Kay! This is beautifully said. I love your word choice.

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    1. Thanks, Angela. Look forward to seeing what you'll share with us this year.

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  7. Happy New Year Kay! PERSEVERE is a great word. Wishing you much success.

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    1. Thanks so much to you, Pat! Hoping you have a great year!

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  8. "Persevere" is an excellent word for 2019! Wishing you all the best this year! Happy New Year, my friend!

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    1. Robin, I'm so happy that we have deepened our friendship this last year. Looking forward to seeing what's in store for both of us in 2019.

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  9. Happy New Year, Kay! Great word choice for 2019. :)

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    1. Thanks, Jenclair! I'll be watching for what you've been reading this next year. You always have some great suggestions for me. :-)

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  10. That's a great word choice, Kay! No doubt you're going to do great. Wishing you lots of health & happiness this year!

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    1. Thanks so much, Iliana! I appreciate your good wishes!

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  11. What a great word to center this new year around! Hope you have an awesome 2019. :D

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    1. Thanks so much, Lark! I'm hoping all of us have a wonderful 2019!

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  12. I like your idea of putting a word for your year instead of making a huge list of resolutions. Perseverance is such a nice choice!
    Good luck with 2019. Happy New Year, Kay!

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    1. Thanks for your kind words! Yes, for me, making those resolutions never turned out very well. Ha!

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  13. That's a great idea to put a word for the year. I know some people do that but I've never done so. I just hope I have a good year. Better than the last hopefully. Have a Happy New Year!

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    1. I think that the 'one word' concept started a few years ago and I've done this several times. It helps me focus a bit more and is more forgiving than specific resolutions. Happy New Year to you as well!

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  14. I love persevere aa a theme word. It's helped me a couple of years in my life. I'm going to take Grace as my word this year. Have a happy one Kay.

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    1. Margot, 'grace' is such a wonderful word and concept. Why is it so hard for us to practice it? One of those lifetime challenges, right? Grace for others and for ourselves.

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  15. Happy New Year, Kay!
    Perseverance is a great choice and I think it's important to have this mindset no matter what we do. Let's hope this year will be a better one for all of us. :)

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    1. I agree with you, Melody. We'll have some great reads if nothing else, right? Happy New Year!

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  16. Dear Kay, Lovely thoughts! Hang in there, no matter what! Have a lovely year. 👍

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  17. I love your word choice! Mine for 2018 was "relentless" and in an attempt at balance, I've decided 2019 will be "abundance." Good luck persevering in 2019! <3

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    1. Andi, I love both those words - relentless - yes, that fits many of us for last year. Abundance is a good one too. I feel that we need to stop and remember how 'abundance' fits in our lives too. Because it does, whether we pay attention to it or not. Thanks for stopping by!!

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  18. Love your word and the analogy. I feel like that word matched last year for me. I made it through just a little tougher than I started and I wish you success too :)

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    1. Stacy, you really did have a year in 2018, didn't you? Yes...hoping 2019 is a little more gentle with your life. Thanks!

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  19. Great word and great attitude! I also love mountains, especially the one in the picture :)

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    1. I knew you'd recognize that mountain, Susan. Mt. Hood is such a favorite of mine. Did I tell you that I have a big picture of it in my home library/office? I see it every single day. Also Mt. St. Helens and Mulnomah Falls. Can't let go of that Oregon connection.

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  20. That is a great word for you! There will be lots of opportunities for us to go HIGH in 2019 so the mountain analogy works well for that too.

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    1. Thanks, Ti! Yes, I think there will be a time for both - ups and downs.

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  21. Great word choice, Kay! I should've started writing down my annual word since I can't seem to remember what I've already chosen. I think I've used PEACE, SMILE (or maybe it was LAUGH) and PATIENCE. I'm toying with FOCUS for 2019. Love that photo of Mt. Hood!

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  22. "never quitting again" ... I love that, Kay! How many times do I start a project or new habit.. which quickly transitions into setting lofty goals ... which inevitably leads to quitting because I can't meet those expectations. All this sets me up for failure.

    Instead, I also want to persevere... rather than quit, I want to learn to reestablish manageable goals. I want to recognize that baby steps will also get me to the finish line.

    Happy New Year to you and your family :)

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    1. It's funny you say 'baby steps'. That concept was talked about a bunch a week or so ago at my Weight Watcher meeting. Of course, this is the time of year that many join and then some very quickly get disillusioned (and I've done that myself). One older lady who has been a member for a couple of months now, but has a long way to go to better health, was preaching that mantra. Baby steps. And not quitting - I threw that in there. :-)

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