Saturday, January 1, 2011

Serenity

2011!!  I have been wrestling with what to change, do better, plan for, reach some goal, and so forth.  It came to me today that I don't really need to wrestle with anything - my hope is that we maintain our status on many levels - on the home front?  life is loving, peaceful, bountiful,  with many blessings.  We live within our means and share our bounty.  The challenges we faced were many and we fought for good outcomes.  Perhaps the balance of so many blessings gave us the strength we needed. I had some setbacks with the MS and did what I had to do to strengthen and keep moving.  The fall we took in August was life-changing.  We are stronger now. 


So for 2011 I hope to continue managing, living, - no big goals or expectations beyond celebrating our freedoms and blessings we are so fortunate to have.  I have learned to adjust - accept - and shine the serenity prayer to what life hands us.  


 

I hope all your dreams for 2011 are realized - and that you are free to explore each one. Sometimes, not always, but sometimes, we have to adjust our dreams to fit our realities. May all your adjustments be minor.  :-)

24 comments:

Bonnie said...

Your life and good wishes are a testament to the power of resilience. May we all find the resilience we need to adapt to the inevitable changes life brings.

Happy New Year to you and your loved ones Gail.

Teacher's Pet said...

As you continue, I do pray for God's blessings on you and all of us, Gail! It has been a pleasure blogging with you in 2010, and I look forward to our continued friendship in 2011.
Love and warm hugs,
Jackie

Gail said...

JACKIE-

I SO appreciate your prayes and I too have SO cherished our blogging journey and I am thrilled to continue on with you in 2011. Love to you and yours and Happy-Healthy New Year.
Gail
peace......

Gail said...

BONNIE-

thank you somuch for your validation and kind understanding. I so enjoy the wisdom of your blog space and I am honmored you find me and my nlog world worthy. WOw

Love to you, and Happy-resilient New Year.
Gail
peace.....

Bernie said...

I wish you much serenity in 2011. It sounds like you are in a wonderful place right now and I love knowing how content you are. Many blessings my dear friend, love you.......:-)Hugs

Eileen said...

Continued love and Blessings to you in 2011, Gail!
' So wonderful of you to acknowledge your many good fortunes along with some of the not so fortunate in your life.
I think it is such a Blessing when we can appreciate the balance in our lives.
Reading here I always see that your attitude is that of the glass is half-full and never half-empty.

Peace and joy to you, Gail!
Love to you,
Eileen

Grizz………… said...

Life is not defined by your circumstances, but rather by your spirit. The year ahead is yours to embrace just as you've always done…with the passion and joy, and indomitable courage and heart, of the Gail we all know and love.

Every day ahead holds wonder—love and live it for all it's worth!

Gail said...

GRIZZ-

I am blushing, just a little as I am humbled by your experience of me -
I will take on 2011 with all its glory and challenge - and remember as I start each day, with a mug of coffee watching the birds happily feed right out my window how truly blessed I am. You make my heart sing :-)
Love Gail
peace.....

Gail said...

EILEEN-

I learned some time ago that balance is the key - and that each experience is as it should be regardless of the content - oh I stutter and stammer a few "why me's" and then I get down to the business of acceptance to surrender. You are so beautiful.
Love Gail
peace.....

Gail said...

BERNIE_

OPh my yes, I know that you truly feel good when I feel good and such is true with all those you love which speaks to and about your enormous beautiful heart. I am so thrilled that there is a place for me on your heart. :-)
Love Gail
peace.....

Diana said...

A nice and quite year would be a pleasure! Maybe, ya never know!! Lets pray that we all find peace this New Year! And NO DOCTOR VISITS!!!!!
Love Di ♥

SE'LAH... said...

i'm wishing that each day be better than the one before. happy 2011. one love.

Andy said...

Exactly, Gail. I hope 2011 is a fantastic year for all of you! We should all be grateful for the good things that come our way, small or big, as these are the things that really matter.

Gail said...

HI ANDY-

Yes, all things big and small matter, :-) I wish all good things for you too and please give Rufus a big hug from me.

Love Gail
peace.....

Gail said...

Hi SE'LAH
So nice to see you :-) and I too hope each day is better than the one before Amen

Love Gail
peace.....

Gail said...

DIANA-

YES!! Quiet and NO doctors Hallelujah!!
Love you
Gail
peace.....

Cinner said...

You are a true angel and handle things with such grace my friend. you know I will always hold your hand on the way. love your post, for there are so many blessings we share. hugs to you. I am going back to listen again to the video. hugs.

Gail said...

CINNER
when you visit I feel complete
Love Gail
peace.....

Wonderingsoul said...

Dear Gail,

I love the serenity prayer but find myself so often lacking in the serenity it takes to say it!

Thank you so much for all your support and inspiration this year.

I wish you so much happiness and strength for this coming year. I love it that you just simply want to be able to carry on shining that prayer. That's the best resolution I've heard.

XXX

Lola said...

I really hope my adjustments will be minor Gail!

I appreaciate this post :) and I'm glad you are stronger now.

Lots of love

Gail said...

HI WS

SO good to see you. Ya, The Serenity Prayer says it all, huh? :-)
And you are so very welcome - I am so happy we met and that we are sharing in each-other's journeys. "I got your back, and I know you have mine. It's ALL good
Love to you always
Gail
peace.....

Gail said...

HI LOLA
ALways so good to have you stop by. I too hope your adjustments are minor except maybe for the good one's you choose. :-)
Love to you my friend
Gail
peace.....

C. Om said...

Happy New Year! Keep doin' your thing!

Peace & Blessings

Gail said...

C OM
So glad you came by - :-)
Peace and blessings to you
Love Gail