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A Final Thought For 2012

From NPR’s ‘Writer’s Almanac’

New Year Resolve – by May Sarton

The time has come

To stop allowing the clutter

To clutter my mind

Like dirty snow,

Shove it off and find

Clear time, clear water.


Time for a change,

Let silence in like a cat

Who has sat at my door

Neither wild nor strange

Hoping for food from my store

And shivering on the mat.


Let silence in.

She will rarely speak or mew,

She will sleep on my bed

And all I have ever been

Either false or true

Will live again in my head.


For it is now or not

As old age silts the stream,

To shove away the clutter,

To untie every knot,

To take the time to dream,

To come back to still water.

There will be time enough to look forward;  there is no need to look back – we’re not heading in that direction.  For now, here’s to this moment when we can just enjoy the whisper of possibility without feeling obligated to act;  relax the ‘shoulds’, ‘musts’ and ‘have-tos’ for one day.  Accept these wishes for a year of joy and good health, laughter and music, prosperity in all ways and love as always…love.  Happy New Year everyone..



43 thoughts on “A Final Thought For 2012”

      1. Literally doing the happy dance in the warm sunshine. Yes, the sun is shining and the temp is 72. Cannot wait!,

    1. As I look forward to more conversations between us!! I wish you the most wondrous of New Year’s with abundant joy and good fortune and much love..xox

    1. Happy New Year Jenni!! I missed you, but figured you got caught up with family – not a family of virus bugs!! I’m so sorry..and yes, hopefully next time. I hope despite the cold, you had a great visit with your family!! hugs, m

      1. Thanks…it was actually good to get sick early this year instead of on my real vacation, which is what usually happens. But we will meet…hopefully in 2013…I don’t get home as much as I would like, but I’ll let you know when I do! Happy new year!

  1. Happy New Year Mimi! I am so very glad to have met you over the past year or so. Your blog brightens my day and brings a smile to my face. What a beautiful person you are. I hope 2013 has many joys and adventures for you.

    1. Happy New Year!! I hope the year brings you and your family good health and continued adventures found in each day, abundant laughter and love. I hope you continue to share your wonderful stories with all of us who so delight in your huge heart and tender touch..

  2. Happy New Year dear Mimi – for you and yours. May it be filled with blessings and love and peace and health. With love and thanks from over the ocean 🙂 xxx

    1. Simon!! The year would not begin had I not heard from you (I was literally typing you an email and just stood up briefly to get some more coffee – are we in sync or what?)…I wish you the most glorious year – I pray that it is replete with only good health and strength, opportunities for joy and delight and laughter, and the return of your voice in timbre and volume – in every sense of the word. The love and gratitude are mine dear friend. xox

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