Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Counting My Blessings

As we look forward to whatever the new year has in store for us,  I think it is very important to also look backwards and count our blessings. 
 2012 was very good to us. 
 We have our health, our family, and everything we need.  
This morning as I went out the door to get this shot of the first sunrise for 2013,
 I realized how lucky I am.  

No more:
cold hands and feet
bundling up to go out doors
driving on ice
pushing shopping carts through snow
looking out frosted windows

More of:
good friends
happy hours
hot tubs
flowers in January

And that's the way it is................


  1. sounds great to me! Happy New Year!

  2. Oh yes .... lucky you!!! Happy New Year!!!!

  3. We both have a great deal to be grateful for. I spent both yesterday and this morning on the beach--76 degrees, sunshine, blue sky, and greeting so many old friends who have all arrived in the last few days.

  4. and this reminds me I am glad i live in Florida, middle of Florida, no ice or snow or freezing cold, and sunshine every day.... you are right. life is good and we need to remember it. so now i am and thanks to you.

  5. Wonderful photo ! In future Papa and I would like to go some where warmer and sunnier for our winters and be here for our lovely late spring , summers and fall ! Happy New Year !

  6. Enjoy!, The beauty of AZ,. while I enjoy your amazing picture!

    Glad you arrived safe and sound and will stay warm!

  7. Beautiful! We've got hot tubs here too...I just have to creep across the ice and snow on the patio to get to it!

  8. Blessings to you and yours in the new year. It's wonderful to visit with you via your blog!

  9. ah rub it in..yesterday morning New Years Day at 6AM it was -25F yes that is BELOW zero. Lucky you..keep the summery photos coming..it may be the only thing that gets me through the winter:)

  10. We are lucky girls but you are a "warm" happy girl!! Beautiful image and thoughts for today! Love you m, so happy we found each other!

  11. Sounds like my days in sunny Fla. Enjoy your time away from the cold!

    Warmest Regards

  12. What an enjoyable view; enjoy the warmth. It's cold here!

  13. I am so happy for you; keep these amazing pics coming!