31.12.13

Simple Wishes for 2014


Oh my, New Year 2013. It's that time of year when we look to resolve those areas of our lives that we're dissatisfied with and reconnect with our dreams to build a happier and more fulfilled future. 

On New Year's Eve as well as gathering with friends and loved ones for partying, feasting and drinking I think it's important to take stock and steal a few quiet moments to contemplate the year gone by and the promise of the year to come.

I like to pare things down on New Year's Eve: to forget the excesses of Christmas and the hyperbole of New Year and instead focus on the promise of a fresh start and the freedom this suggests. Candlelight, flickering flames, a warming drink and my someone to dream with, will make my New Year complete.

If I were to have one wish for 2014 it would be for a simpler and happier year. 

I have learnt this year that we can't predict what's going to happen next but that we do have choices. Sometimes more choices than we realise. I have learnt that choices take time but that some opportunities have to be seized or else they can be missed.

In 2014 I will continue to choose less stuff, to be grateful, to be mindful, to act upon my dreams and to nurture my relationships and my health.

I wish you all a happy, healthy and simpler 2014, my friends. Enjoy xo

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18 comments :

  1. Wishing you a simply perfect new year.

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  2. Here here! Wishing you all you dream for 2014 x Penny

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  3. A really lovely post, such wise words. I hope you and yours have a very happy year in 2014. CJ xx

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  4. A very Happy New Year to you and yours.

    Helenxx

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  5. Claire - thanks for taking the time to create a great blog that I always enjoy coming to read, you have been my "discovery" of 2013!
    All the very best for the coming year, I agree that it's great to clear out and have a nice fresh start - like a new notebook ;)
    Take care, all the best x

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    1. Thank you for such a lovely comment. All the best for 2014 xo

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  6. Happy New Year - hope you have a great 2014 x

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  7. Happy New Year to you too ... have a wonderful one ... Bee xx

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  8. Lovely sentiments for a New Year and ones that we could all do well to bear in mind. I hope that you have a great 2014! xx

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  9. Happy new year, I hope 2014 is everything you want it too be

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  10. Your new year sounds lovely, preferable to all the parties and family gatherings, in my opinion! I've learned similar things this year, with things not going to plan and being faced with difficult decisions and some challenging times and I too am hoping for a simpler, happier 2014!

    Happy New Year to you and I hope it's a great year.

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    1. I wish you well Louise - time to leave somethings behind for both of us xo

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  11. Wishing you a happy and simple year too.
    Sarah x

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  12. Wishing you a happy and healthy 2014.

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  13. Simple is my favourite word too and having blogged about it now for nearly four years I am convinced that (for me) simple is better, easier and happier. So wishing you a simpler 2014!

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