Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Advice in the New Year


"Write your sorrows in sand and your gratitude in granite"

This comes from a wise and far away blogging friend, who sometimes writes in letters and a language that I don't understand, but not this time. We live in different countries and are influenced by different cultures but after many years of blogging, we know each other's heart.


I will remember this advice so well that I'm hoping it may have the same effect on you.

Happy year ahead, with love
kj

ki-jaana-main-kaun --thank you for sharing, my friend hdwk xoxo

17 comments:

  1. It is better to have no sorrows and to leave the granite for counter tops and tombstones.

    Even TWM can write aphorisms for the new year.

    Be Well kj

    love

    mark

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    1. ah but mark, i don't think i could live without sorrows and gratitude. that said, you made me laugh!
      love
      kj

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  2. I hope to keep this in mind this year - I think it's a call to continually count your blessings and to let the small stuff sift away. Happy New Year friend

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    1. you too, mim. if only the small stuff didn't sometimes get bigger!
      but i agree.
      love
      kj

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  3. I like that - sorrows are inevitable, but that's a nice bit of zen-like non-attachment to them.

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    1. happy new year, cs. yes, the sorrows and challenges come, but thankfully so do the miracles. good that we both know this xo
      love
      kj

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  4. Oh My God!! I came to wish you a Happy New Year and saw this post! How sweet of you!!

    I am going through a really rough patch. Getting through every day is an achievement. Blogs are where we can share our real selves and have friends accept us.

    Like you said, we are separated in physical space but in this virtual space, our hearts know each other. Grateful to have you in my life, kj!

    And the language is the Indian language of Hindi/Punjabi. I will try and translate them for you.

    Wishing you and your lovely family an awesome year ahead! Love and Hugs!

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    1. hello hdwk, i'm late in responding. i hope your rough patch has lightened up, at least somewhat. i'm sorry and i understand rough patches. i am grateful to know you too. keep in touch. we go back a ways, don't we?! ps don't let anyone push you around!
      love
      kj

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  5. Happy New Year my friend! May your sorrows be few and your reasons for joy many.

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    1. happy new year to you, 8. i hope to see you in 2017. come to ptown!
      love
      kj

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  6. Beautiful words, worth remembering. Happy New Year and wishing you all that is joyful and blessed in 2017.

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    1. how nice to hear from you, amanda! i wish you also a joyful year. it will be a political challenge for sure. how is the book? mine is close to done. i'm mostly excited.
      love
      kj

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  7. I hope you and yours had a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and are having a very HAPPY NEW YEAR. May we display your header on our new site directory? As it is now, the site title (linked back to its home page) is listed, and we think displaying the header will attract more attention. In any event, we hope you will come by and see what is going on at SiteHoundSniffs.com.

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  8. I love this advice darling girl...I'm getting better and better at it each day. Blessings and love to you across the miles.

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  10. I am alive, Kj, tomorrow I set foot in the monstrosity that is Manhattan to check into a neurological institute for Neuro rehabilitation...My friend after over a year the means to life is here...I think you messaged me some time ago but I have no clue if that was 6mo or a year...My love to you and yours,
    Chris

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  11. Kind, tomorrow I set foot in the monstrosity that is Manhattan to check into a neurological institute for Neuro rehabilitation...My friend after over a year the means to life is here...I think you messaged me some time ago but I have no clue if that was 6mo or a year...My love to you and yours,
    Chris

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