Monday, December 31, 2012

As 2012 Closes...

As 2012 has less than one hour left, I cannot help but reflect on the last 365 days...while others choose different ways to transition from the old to the new year.

One thing I discovered in 2012...

...the value of community of those who pursue a slower pace of life, who take the time to see, who take time to be present, who create with passion, and who thrive on their personal self-expression...

...finding them through several e-courses from Kim Klassen.  They have encouraged me, inspired me, understood me, and have become dear, kindred spirits.  They have taught me so much...

...and they are priceless to me.  True gifts from God.

And so have the courses been gifts as I begin new ones as last year's classes come to a close.

One is called "One Little Word" with Ali Edwards.

It's about choosing one word to focus on in 2013...with intention.

And my word is...


You will learn more about this in the coming days...

...but tonight I'll say, "goodbye, dear 2012...and the many gifts you brought me...and not without pain..."

and wish all of you a 2013 filled with the very best God has... receive with a thankful heart...

..and take heart that there is joy in our journey through 2013!


  1. Very well stated. Here's to looking forward to all that 2013 has to offer.

  2. Thanks Denise I am grateful for our friendship Happy New Year from over the pond....

  3. Our group has been a big spring of inspiration and support for me too. It helped make 2012 a great year. I LOVE your word! I can't wait to see how you use it this year.

  4. I wish there was a way I could "like" your message! Well said, Happy New Year!

  5. Happy New Year Denise. I too feel so blessed to be a part of this group. you really are inspiring. Thanks for all you give.

  6. Wonderful.... Looking forward to our one word year plus....

  7. So glad to get to know you a bit through our 'Beyonds'!
    My word for this year will be 'Devotion'...a more deliberate attachment to God in every aspect of life.
    I started up a humble little blog to help keep me going...
    (now i need to learn how to do all those linkie buttons!) :)

    1. Nina - this is a wonderful word! I'll truly enjoy watching your journey!


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