Happy New Year - 2010

e. schoettler - 2009

Patti Digh opens her New Year's Eve post on 37 Days with this quote:

"We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives... not looking for flaws, but for potential.
" -Ellen Goodman

Wow. Think about it. Change the paradigm. What could happen!

Granny Sue burned all the troubles people sent her last night in her New Year's Bon Fire!
This morning those troubles and worries are just ashes left in the fire pit.
Today we start with a clean slate.

What if ,
instead of trying to fix what did not work last year -
we stepped out - stepped up - faced forward - not looking back.
And went ahead.
Scary really.
But worth trying.

Today I am cooking black-eyed peas and ham to give the New Year a traditional welcome and add some LUCK to the pot. Jim made bread yesterday and I tell you we are loving his home-made bread. Makes every meal feel a bit special.

Special is good!


Dianne said...

What's New Year's day without black-eyed peas, greens (collards this year), turnips, rutabagas, mac and cheese, pork of some kind and hot corn bread, although Jim's bread looks very YUMMY! Hope 2010 is a good year for ya'll!

Granny Sue said...

Happy New Year, Ellouise! We did indeed burn all those troubles and what a good feeling it was to watch them turn to ash and drift away.

Your dinner sounds delicious. I've got to get cooking!