Saturday, 31 December 2011

A happy New Year to the world!

Happiness deep down within.
Serenity with each sunrise.
Success in each facet of your life.
Family beside you.
Close and caring friends.
Health, inside you.
Love that never ends.
Special memories of all the yesterdays.
A bright today with much to be thankful for.
A path that leads to beautiful tomorrows.
Dreams that do their best to come true.
Appreciation of all the wonderful things about you.


New Year's Resolutions

New Year's Eve has always been a time for looking back to the past  and  forward to the coming year. What  kind of New Year's Resolutions  will you make for yourself this January 1st?
Be realistic by setting achievable goals!  Winning the lottery, for example,  is out of your grasp!
Here are some New Year's resolutions to explore and possibly adopt as your own ...
1.Spend More Time with  Family  &  Friends!
2. Enjoy Life More  ... take time to read,  take up a new hobby,  try your  hand at skiing,  go to a theatre performance,  or start blogging!
3. Fit in Fitness  ... exercise keeps you healthy and makes you look and feel better!
4. Learn Something New  ...  perhaps you  want take a course,  to learn a new language, or just how to fix your computer!
5. Help Others   ...  volunteerism can take many forms,  there are many nonprofit volunteer organizations that could really  use your help.
6. Keep a notepad of awesome moments!

Monday, 26 December 2011

Boxing Day

Today is Boxing Day in Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. It is a day off work for many people in those countries. It is also a day to give to the needy. Boxing Day traces its roots to Britain, where it also is called St. Stephen's Day. The tradition includes giving presents to people who serve others -- for example, mail carriers, doormen and porters.In "days of olde," Boxing Day was a time for the "Lord of the manor" to give his servants gifts and food, since they had to work on Christmas Day. Collection boxes at churches also were open for people to give money to the poor. Boxing Day is another chance to extend the Christmas holiday and be with siblings, cousins, nieces and nephews. Christmas Day was for the immediate family, spent close to home, exchanging gifts and enjoying a fabulous Christmas dinner with all the trimmings;  Boxing Day was the day to go visiting friends, neighbors, other family members and exchanging gifts with them. Nowadays, Boxing Day has become commercialized, like many other holidays; it marks the beginning of the after-Christmas sales, which back in the old days used to start on New Year's Day.

Sunday, 25 December 2011

A very Merry Christmas

May all the sweet magic of Christmas conspire
to gladden your heart and fill every desire.