Welcome 2010 — new beginnings

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trumpetor RS~~ Dun Tah Dahh!! ~~

Fairwell 2009. Was it a good year?

To me it was a challenging year– some would’ve called it a horrible year for me– hahaha! some DID say that about my year– but I don’t choose to look at it that way.

To me, when things don’t go exactly like I wish they would or should have gone– I simply ask myself what am I suppose to be learning from this bend in the road?  🙂 and I don’t even want to count the number of times I got to ask myself that question this year! uh huhhh!

I am the type who doesn’t make “New Years Resolutions.”  — seems a sure fire way to set yourself up for failure. So, I think of ways I could change my out look on my life– example: say I was 4 pounds shy of my dream number in weight loss — then I can celebrate what was accomplished rather than feeling like I have fallen short or FAILED. No one enjoys failing — but if we can look at things as what we did accomlish our future can be much brighter.

“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change”- Wayne Dyer 

That is one very powerful statement.

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Starting Friday January 8th (giving everyone some time to settle after the holidays) I will launch my first

~~ Fridays– Finding Beauty ~~

We will celebrate together what we all view as Beauty—  whether it be of nature, personal, or every day interactions — we will help one another look at the day to day things in our lives a bit differently.  We will encourage one another  to spread our wings and become stronger women, artists and photographers.

Are you ready to change the way you look at things? I know I am!

I am working on a Button — you all can grab and post with on your blogs.  (btw  any great ideas??) Mark your calendar and please join the party!

Hydrang Mosaic

Stop and visit Beverly for our weekly Pink Saturday as well as Mary for Mosaic Mondays.

TTFN~~  Claudia  ♥ ♥

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January 1, 2010 at 11:17 pm | Fridays Finding Beauty | 31 comments

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31 responses to “Welcome 2010 — new beginnings”

  1. I look forward to your Finding Beauty Fridays!
    Like many others, I’m going to pretend 2009 didn’t exist. I’m going straight from 2008 to 2010.
    Happy New Year!
     
    (is that the soldier right across the way from the Rockefeller skating rink? It looks so familiar!)

  2. Claudia says:

    🙂 sooo true Tristan!  I have never seen a RULE that said we couldn’t skip years!!  hahha! 

    yes– the Grand Tin Soldier across from Rockefeller — one of my all time spots at Christmas time!

  3. Claudie says:

    Happy New Year my Utah Friend.
    I will enjoy each day as it comes. As long as it’s filled with adventures, love and laughter I’m there, oh and sugar, gotta have sugar like pink cupcakes, & my new love, macarons!! Paris here I come, but first stop Florida. We should be there around March 19th, right on my Birthday. Are you coming?
    Love you girlfriend, and please remind me of your meme on Fridays.
    Happy PS
    Love Claudie
    xoxoxoxo

  4. Karen Cox says:

    Hi Claudia,
    I love your photography as always.  I set goals but I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions either.  Like you I just try to make the best of things and concentrate on the beauty around me.  2009 was a challenging year.  I am hopeful that 2010 will bring a better year.
    Wishing you a wonderful new year.  Are you settled in your new home yet?
    Karen

  5. Mary says:

    Hello Claudia and thanks for stopping by on this chilly Winter Saturday – yes, it’s even freezing here in NC right now, but no snow in our area.

    I really do hope you get to NYC for next Christmas.  After our recent pre-Christmas visit I have to say I would love to return there every year at that same time, it was such fun in the snow and  bright lights.

    Best wishes for this New Year – I see you have moved so I hope you soon settle in and that 2010 will be your best year ever.

  6. Joyce says:

    Happy New Year from our house to your house.    Those flowers are beautiful!
    Joyce, IL, USA

  7. Tricia says:

    I love the idea of your new Friday theme. I do agree that your statement is very profound. A good thing to try to keep in the forefront of our minds this year. Happy Pink Saturday and have a wonderful New Year!

  8. CC says:

    I did set a goal for myself..not a resolution. There is so much I want to do this year..but in small steps. I may fall down,but I’ll get up and go at it again. I’m a very stubborn woman. :). Happy New Year..may it be a blessed one and Happy Pink Saturday..

  9. Beverly says:

    Happy Pink Saturday and Happy New Year, Claudia.
    I agree with you that we are surrounded by beauty.  We just need to take the time to notice.

  10. dana says:

    Happy Pink Sat.
    The soldier filled my heart with joy just now…..that is truly a thing of beauty!  I love the idea of no resolutions, too.  I now have PROJECTS……a better way to look at it for me.
    I hope to join in your Friday fun. . . I my brain lets me remember! 🙂
    Happy New Year!  Dana

  11. Kate says:

    I think it’s a good idea for a Friday post. I have trouble remembering things, though!
    Love your hydrangea mosaic, Claudia.

  12. Jenn says:

    I love your outlook in life and thanks for the positiveness it has brought into mine.  And your warm pink flowers capped it all.  🙂

  13. pam says:

    Lovely mosaic. The blogging world has opened my eyes to my little world…making me more aware and I got a new camera recently that I’m hoping will help my images look sharper.  The new meme sounds fun!  Hope you have a grand week…will check back later this week.

  14. Leslie says:

    your mosaic pictures are so pretty!! that is a fantastic quote.

  15. Kathy says:

    Happy New Year Claudia and thank you for the giggle at my place. Your blog and photography are beautiful  and your mosaic is stunning. I agree 100% with Dyers statement. I will sign up for FFB for sure. Happy PS and MM too. Kathy.

  16. Carol says:

    Great post!  Love your mosaic! Great idea to find Beauty on Fridays, I’d love to join in!

  17. Lana G! says:

    What a great idea!  Love the flowers – truly beautiful!

  18. Christine says:

    Beautiful photos, Claudia! The new meme you are launching is such a good idea. I will definitely partake in it. Let me know when you have the button I can copy and post on my blog….Christine

  19. Regina says:

    Happy New Year Claudia! Cheers.  Looking forward for and exciting new theme!
    Beautiful photos!
     

  20. Eileen says:

    Happy 2010! I love your pink flower mosaic. It is beautiful. I wish you all the best in the New Years and hope we are all able to find beauty!

  21. Valerie says:

    Love the petals! So delicate and beautiful!

  22. jeanne says:

    What a perfect quote and wonderful idea. I think I’ll be participating. We all need to see the beauty around us. Thos flowers are beautiful and the lighting lovely.

  23. I love the Wayne Dyer quote.
    Beautiful mosaic!

  24. Valerie says:

    Hi Claudia:  When I look at photography such as yours I realiize I have a lot to learn.  Fabulous!!!  Valerie

  25. storyteller says:

    Love that first photo and your mosaic is lovely too.  I don’t make resolutions any more either but I do take time to ‘reflect’ and ‘take stock’ from time to time … then set new intentions.  I blogged about that in my previous post, but shared a Mosaic of Neighborhood Shadows for today.  Happy Mosaic Monday 😉
    Hugs and blessings,

  26. Judith says:

    Hello Claudia
    Happy New Year.  We had the same idea to use flowers in our mosaic for some colour at this time of year.

  27. Susan says:

    Wonderful idea.  Looking for the beauty around can be very uplifting.

  28. Carol says:

    Oh, my!  Your hydrangea pictures are beautiful!

  29. Pat says:

    I am looking forward to “Finding Beauty Friday” Claudia.  It is a good way to stay focused on what is around us.

    Happy Mosaic Monday!

  30. Claudie says:

    Got a button yet? I’m all ready Miss Claudia.
    Love Claudie
    xoxoxox

  31. Kudos for the thoughtful posting about this.

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