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Monday, December 28, 2009

New Years Wishes To All

PLEASE TURN UP THE MUSIC AND SHAKE IN THE NEW YEAR!

As we step over the threshold of a new year, observe what kinds of doors of opportunity will beckon you to stop, knock, and open...



Will you be knocking on enchanting little doors that will lead you down a verdant path to your wildest of dreams?



Or, will you be creating and painting your own doors of opportunity?



Some doors that you may encounter will be left wide open for you, with peaceful, illuminated paths that will lead you directly to the other side of your goals



and will reflect who you are and be bright and clear.



But don't be discouraged my friends, if you encounter doors that are intimidating and austere,



that seem too high to reach



or impossible to enter through



and seem to be shut tight.



Just look closely, because some doors have been left ajar, just for you



and though some doors may appear to have been neglected over the chilly seasons of disappointment,



they just might be meant for YOU to pry open with all that is within you. However, the work often starts out as a lonely quest



and always begins with the very first step.



When you will have arrived on the landing of success



you can be sure that there will be someone waiting for you that loves you, with an open heart of admiration, waiting to invite you to rest, reflect and rejoice in your endeavors.



CELEBRATE THE POSSIBILITIES FOR 2010!

Dedicated to all of those who not only are dreaming big, but for those who simply need a job, the sale of a home, or the peace that surpasses all understanding...

Bonne Année mes amies!

Oh, one more thing. What should I do with my hair this year?


54 comments:

The Victorian Parlor said...

What an amazingly beautiful post that spoke directly to my heart! I needed to read this as we embark on a new year ahead:)! What lovely words and pictures. May you be blessed in the year ahead dear friend!

Blessings,

Kim

BTW, love the new banner!!!

Rattus Scribus said...

Dearest and truest Bug,
I look forward to walking through doors together. One door is the completion of your masters degree (I'm so proud of you). Another big one is writing both in blogland and beyond. Our long planned "addition" to our home -- i.e., new literal doors to new rooms in our home. And of course our relationship.
Great post and hot music. Got me dancing.
Ruben

Presépio no Canal said...

You inspire us all, you inspire us all ;) You are "uma musa inspiradora" as we say in Portuguese :)

Desde mi ventana said...

Bonne Année a toi aussi,Anita.Votre post et vraiment amusant et encourageant pour la proxaine année.

DMV

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

I agree with the last comment - you are INSPIRING! ooh, I love your marvelous blog ... I even mentioned you in a post the other day as a new favorite ... Happy Happy Healthy Wonderful New Year to you!

Theatre Du Boheme said...

Miss Anita,
The doors will be open wider this year...many doors...many opportunities...many new things to bring joy! I can see it all now...and you'll find me dancing in the grand ballroom of life!! Because life is too short not to~

Have a blessed new year!!

You're looking for an new hair-do and I'm looking to makeover my wardrobe-with lace, lots and lots of lace!!! Time to approach life with a romantic twist!

My Casa Bella said...

Anita, you had me break out into salsa dancing here girl....hehehe great music on your blog....
arlene

In the Light of the Moon said...

Anita,I am so happy to meet you.What a wonderful blog and post!!
I will be visiting you often,you may get sick of me.( :
Warmest Regards,Cat

Charli and me said...

What a wonderful and creative post. I would say do nothing with your hair. You are beautiful! I am so glad I found you here in blogland. You have been a delight to get to know. I hope you and your Ruben are blessed with an incredible New Year!
Love, Carol

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

Whatever doors I walk through, I certainly hope you're on the other side somewhere I can find you!

Absolute best wishes for a splendid new year!

(and I just love the arrangement in your new header!

LuLu Kellogg said...

Beautiful post dear lovely one!

My favorite hair was the really short with no bangs :) I have a little pixie cut, uber short and platinum and a love it...no more fussing with it!

Happy New Year Dear Anita,
Bisous,
LuLu~*xoxo

claudie said...

I say "short with no bangs", but then with your beautiful olive complexion I think any style would suit you Anita.
Your hubby's comment touched me. He sounds like my Randy, caring, loving and patient.
Congratulations on getting your Masters.
My door is always wide open to new adventures, friendships, and laughter.
So glad to have met you Anita. Your words are like running my fingers over silk...wow listen to me, see how you inspire?
Happy New Year to you and your hubby.
Love Claudie
xoxxoxo

Marie said...

At the risk of sounding as if I'm impatient, greedy or overachieving; hopefully I am none of those, I will open as many doors as possible this year. Behind one will be the road which leads to a humble success.

Thank you for your post. As usual, you inspire.

I love you and your wonderful husband and pray blessings on you both for this New Year!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Awwww...the mystery that a new year holds! What doors will open for us and what doors will we willingly walk though? I guess we will all find out. Happy New Year Anita!~Hugs, Patti

Debbie said...

Anita! I LOVED LOVED LOVED this post! Truly, I've always had a fascination with doors and stairways ... where do they lead? What is just beyond ... loved it! This post makes me excited for 2010, the job I've been waiting for, the opportunity to take a writing class and not be "intimidated by doors that seem too austere or out of reach" Plus I LOVED THE MUSIC! As far as your hair, Anita, you can wear it anyway - your beautiful face could even handle going bald! LOL!
HAPPY NEW YEAR AND GOD BLESS YOU BOTH!

Debbie

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

Oh, how beautiful- so hopeful and inspiring, and absolutely perfect thoughts to hold in our hearts for the start of the New Year. Wishing you much magic and joy in this coming year mon amie!
May it be happy for all of us! xOxO deb

Laura said...

Thank you for such a beautiful post! It was just what I needed to hear.
blessings
~*~

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

Bon Annee' dear friend! This post hit the spot! I have an especial soft spot for the last picture of the thatched roof cottage~ My your new year be filled with love and joy! xx Vicki

Patricia Cabrera said...

Ohhh Anita what could I say???? You said it all and I too, am so inspired by you ! When you have a chance come to 2 of my blogs.... you are in one of them..on the right.... Happy New year , my friend!Muc love~

Jorgelina said...

What a wonderful post.
Happy 2010!!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

A beautiful post Anita and spoken like a true women and what should I do with my hair this year... You made me smile as we're just getting ready to go out, it's raining and I've got the hair droops (going to make the very best of it though ;) I like your hair as it is in the photos, are you wanting to have it longer (as Gérard says "I like it long" -per Green Card).
Bonne Année ~ Happy New Year!!
xo~Tracie

julie said...

Well I have a whole year, so I will just enter all the doors. What a great post...julie

Jacqueline said...

Once upon a time, a young 17 yr old girl artist named Jody Bergsma (you can catch her art on the web)came to consult my mom. Mom had designed a book on how to draw eyes and mom showed Jody how to draw them. Years later mom passed on and Jody came to visit me one day and said..."Jacqueline, don't worry, your mom has just gone through an open door".
Thank you for your inspiring words that leap across the page with Celine singing in the background...my heart took flight on this very special New Years night. To us, to friendship that will last far beyond Nowhere...to eternity we will go...

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Oh! The music, the music, love the music!! me without my dancing shoes!! Quick BEBE, lets run home and get our dancing shoes on. We will be back later Anita... Oh I love this post!!!
Penny and BEBE

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

So nice to meet you Anita... BEBE here..
I have been looking at all the beautiful doors, but oh my! there was a dog near one.. he does know mice are off limit right?

I danced all the way down the hall, but now I must run.. I need to find my way to Nowhere to make some new friends.
Lovely place you have here!
Happy New Year, BEBE(the tea mouse)

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Sweetest Girlie.......

First of all I have to say that was the most amazing blog.........how profound and perfect for the New Year.......I loved it!

And, I think your hair is perfectly perfect as is....

Have a wonderful New Year sweet and wonderful friend.

Huggies and lovies,
Spence

The Dutchess said...

Amazing post Dearest...I am going to open every door possible...being a very querious person..like Miss Moussie!
Who knows what we will find...
And about the hairdo,mine is now really short whitout a bang...but with a poof;))

Great music..we are now dancing in my birdsnest..Have to tell Mozes to take it easy...O dear..mind my chandelier..

The wordverification spells...turtiny...Well,from here to turtiny..many HUGS!

Sacha said...

Ce billet est merveilleux ! merci
Bonne et heureuse année 2010 Anita
Je te souhaite beaucoup de joie de bonheur et la réalisations de tous tes projets toute au long de cette nouvelle année ainsi qu'à toutes les personnes chères à ton coeur
Bonne et heureuse journée
A+Sacha

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Blessed New Year! Dear, your pixie cut is divine as is, truly you are a beauty. But, I know how change feels good sometimes. This is one of my favorite posts. It is such a visual feast and so symbolic. I hope you and your dear Rattus have such fun and I am glad to know of your magic and kindness. Blessings.

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Bonne Annee mon amies!

Wishing you & Ruben the best New Year ever!! Blessings to you both. I'm looking forward to more of your writings in 2010!!

Bisous, Sherry

Teacup Mosaics said...

Lovely Post, I think I will visit often during the new year for a beautiful reminder. Happy Today and 364 days to come.
Kelley

LiLi M. said...

Bonjour Anita!! Bonne année et meilleurs voeux! You must have thougt that I vanished from earth, not thanking you for your personal Christmas wish and not responding to previous posts! The truth is that I caught a terrible cold and when I finally recovered from that I just needed a computer break. I didn't want to spend all Christmas holidays behind the computer. But today it is a new year and I am catching up. Starting with your incredible post, I love it! I was thinking of making a post about door knockers and you did this one about doors to open this year. I do hope and wish that every door you will be knocking on this year will open for you with a big swing! Starting with defending your thesis! Wishing you and your family all the best for 2010, bisous LiLi

debbie said...

DEAR ANITA,
HAPPY NEW YEAR, PRETTY LADY TO YOU AND RATTUS SCRIBUS.
CONGRATS ON OBTAINING YOUR MASTERS' DEGREE...THAT IS A BIG STAND UP AND APPLAUSE
YOUR POST WAS AWESOME, INCREDIABLE, I LOVE DOOR WAYS AND STAIRS AND YOU YOU JUST PUT IT SO ELEGANTLY AS IF THE STORY HAS BEEN WAITING IN SOME SCROLL MILLIONS OF YEARS BACK....WELL NOT REALLY A MILLION...LOL...TO BE TOLD TO ALL THE WORLD, JUST LIKE YOU EXPLAINED.
FOR YOUR HAIR....IT IS GORGEOUS THE WAY IT IS....IT DRAMATIZES YOUR GORGEOUS EYES........
YOU ARE LIKE MY BELOVED DAUGHTER WAS....EVEN DURING CHEMO THERAPY SHE HAD 9 WIGS...ALL BEAUTIFUL ON HER BUT SHE HAD THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BALD HEAD AND SHE COULD WRAP A SCARF AROUND HER HEAD AND LOOK LIKE SHE LIVED IN A CASTLE.
I WAS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW I MISSED YOUR BLOG BUT SHE PASSED IN OCOTOBER 2009 AFTER MUCH SUFFERING SO THE TIME HAS BEEN A BLUR.
I HAVE A NEW BLOG CALLED SIMPLY DEBBIE.
URL IS
http://iamsimplydebbie.blogspot.com
OR YOU CAN GET THERE THROUGH MY PROFILE PAGE OF THERE'S AN ANGEL ON MY FRONT PORCH.
YOU ARE SUCH A BEAUTIFUL LADY, INSIDE AND OUT, AND YOUR BLOG REFLECTS THAT. MY PROFILE PICTURE IS A LITTLE LADY MY DAUGHTER MADE FOR ME BEFRE SHE BECAME ILL....SHE WAS SUCH A GIFTED ARTIST.
I HAVE JUST MET YOU AND I CAN TELL WHAT AN INSPIRATION YOU ARE.
STOP BY AND SEE ME.
ANGEL HUGS
DEBBIE

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Gorgeous gorgeous post, sweetie! Bonne Annee to you. Wishing you love, joy and happiness. And bundles of laughter too. xoxo Lidy

KarenHarveyCox said...

I love the doors, they are all beautiful. Now is this music from Breakfast at Tiffany's party? I love these doors, when I lived in Princeton, NJ they had a beautiful poster called the doorways of Princeton. I lugged it all the way to Hong Kong so that I could remember the scenes there.

Happy New Year, I hope the coming year brings you every happiness.

Karen

Rebecca said...

What charming, unique, and interesting sights you have blessed me with here! So well chosen to illustrate the principle of opportunities that exist for all of us. You made me think! You expanded my horizons. And I thank you.

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Tara said...

What a wonderful post--my first visit here and you have a lovely blog--I'll be back...maybe you can take a hop over to mine! :0)
Niceto meet you! Tara

Rita said...

Dearest friend,
had to get my dancing shoes on to start dancing while reading your enchanting post. You are ALWAYS inspiring with magic-filled posts, your wonderful touching words, amazing pics and lovely music. You have the unique gift of speaking directly to people's heart and I'm so thankful that you spoke to mine as well.
I'll try to open and walk through as many doors as I will encounter along my path this year, and hope to always have your sweet words of encouragement to support me just like you've done during my first 6 months of blogging .
May you and Ruben have a fabulous and most blessed year. BTW, OMGosh you are completing your masters degree... the more I learn about you the more you amaze me. You are a truly gifted sweetie to whom I wish all the best.
Bonne Année and lots of love
rita
p.s. Your hair looks great just the way it is but if you really want to go for a change, well then I'd try it short without bangs...

Rita said...

Anita,
I forgot to tell you I love your blog header photo. so charming!
rita

FIONA said...

Thank you dear Madame for the beautiful and inspiring post.

What a present we receive on January 1--a whole new year.

Your hair is beautiful no matter how you wear it.

Currently, mine is short with bangs, but I'm growing it out to get rid of the bangs.

Happy New Year.

koralee said...

One thing I know for sure..is my door is always open for you my sweet friend. I am not sure which door I will open this year or where it will lead me...but that is what the New Year is all about...possiblities...dreams and hope! xoxoxoxo

Fete et Fleur said...

Hello my dear! I got your comment on my last post, but I had to delete the post. I was having problems with the photobucket slideshow. I did email you, so something must be wrong with your email. Sorry! I can't wait to see the photo . I hope you get to post it soon.

Hugs!
Nancy

❦TattingChic said...

Hi there, Anita! What a charming post! Okay, I cannot resist the pun (which has probably already been done in the 43 comments ahead of mine) it was a-DOOR-able! I just loved it! ♥ ♥ ♥
Very thought-provoking and hope-inspiring!
Here's hoping you and your family have a fabulous 2010 as well!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Anita
Thank you so very much for the beautiful comments you left me. You are so kind to visit.
Now I am looking for Bebe.. I had just taken her to Hilltop to meet Miss Moussie and friends.. Well, I turned around and she was gone.. Maybe she found a friend and took a stroll in the garden. If you see her, please tell her I would like to go home now and get some rest.

Oh! your hair... I think I love your hair just as it is in the photo! You are as beautiful outside as you are inside..
Happy New year to a wonderful new friend.
Blessings, Penny

Betzie said...

Oh my, so glad I stopped here to visit!!! I just LOVE LOVE LOVE this post...and you are very wise.
Ahhhh to be brave and cut my hair like Audrey! I had short hair one time and that was the last time!
Have a great new year and nice to meet you! betzie

Rosemary said...

Happy New Year Anita!!
Love the photos, and your writing of course. I think your hair already looks cute!!
Rosemary

Libby Buttons said...

Oh I just love this oust and it's photos. Beautiful and inspiring. Thank you! As for the hair....I love that sexy yet impish 60's look.
smiLes
LiBBy BuTTons

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dearest Anita
Thank you so much for your visit and beautiful comments on my painting.
The rose petals that I used for her wings were on a table, all in a row. Bebe asked if she could help put them on but I said no.. I just had this vision of her all stuck together..
Well, I got up to get a cup of tea, came back, and she had made a mountain out of the petals and was perched on top! What can you do?
Oh! Jacqueline and the Dutchess came to visit me! I was so honored...
What a treat... The Dutchess said Bebe is off to Nowhere with mozes.. said she is in his napsack.
I can here your music playing in my head all day.. I love this music.
Have a great evening.
Penny

b.b.flockling * Rose said...

Hello dear Anita...Pat has endearingly spoken to me of you and I have visited your absolutely gorgeous Castles Crowns and Cottages on many occasions. Your heart is so full of goodness and boundless beauty...and your posts beautifully reflect that. Penny's little Bebe fit so perfectly in Nocture along with the adorable rabbits and gentle garden inhabitants. I know that meant very much to her...and to me that you stopped by bbflockling for a visit. Thank you!! I shall be a regular visitor to your special corner of the world this upcoming year...love, Rose

BellaRosa said...

What a wonderful post Anita, thank you for always making your blog such a wonderful place to visit, I don't always comment but I do love your posts and all the beautiful pictures that you share with us, you see such beauty and then pass it on for us to see with our own hears and eyes, I thank you for that. I also love all those haircuts, you could carry them all off, you lucky lady :) my hair is to my waist...boring I know...I have been rockin the same curly frizzy head for the last 10 or more years :) But I shall live vicariously thru woman like you that dare to live in the moment! I wish for you a wonderful New Year filled with love, happiness and much laughter and creative thoughts leading to gorgeous creations that I can't wait for you to share with us all. Besos, Rose

Christel Hutson said...

DeAnita, I love visiting your wonderful blog! It is always a complete pleasure to read your posts, and view the array of delightfully enchanted photos! I wish you all the best in the new year! Hugs, Christel

Michelle said...

beautiful blog! I love all those beckoning doors!

Talons Hauts & Cacao said...

toutes ses photos sont belles. Bonne et heureuse année 2010