People are embracing the New Year. I so hope we can continue this throughout the year. I'll be here blogging away but it will be nice if others join me besides my faithful goals sidekick, Mandy.
Are you starting with your 3 goals this weekend?
I know I've officially stopped the regular Friendship Friday BUT I actually have two friend things to talk about this week.
I went back to work on Wednesday and it was a beautifully grey and overcast day.
While driving, I thought to myself, "oh God, you know just how to cheer me up with the grey skies" and so when I was at work, I took a pic and Instagram/ Facebooked it. (I don't post all my instagrams to FB by the way).
And then dear Lesley sent me the most awesome scripture in a FB comment which I made into a little print :)
Beautiful! I was on a HIGH! Thanks again, Lesley, for listening to God and encouraging me accordingly.
And then later that day the messenger brought me a package they'd been keeping for me.
A gift from MandyE.
When I opened the card and looked through everything, I cried. Seriously, I cried. Thank goodness there was no-one in the office.
You see, Mandy made me magnets with each of the places we'd been together - the hotel, two places we ate at, my word for 2011, and maps of Charlotte and NYC.
She also got an ornament made for me which I will treasure forever.
Everytime I think about it, I get all teary.
Isn't it the most special thing ever?
(I wrote her a very soppy email too once I could hold it together :))
Did anything special friend-wise happen to you this week?
(I loved being at work these 3 days - quiet, lots of parking, and my phone only rang 3 times the whole time, one of them being SIL)
This is a new little something I'm starting on the blog.
It's not going to be every week, only if I have some good stuff to share.
People often tell me I find the best links. I honestly do! I read a big variety of great blogs and I declutter regularly to keep my inspiration fresh.
Here are some links I loved reading this week:
a New Year's ritual
There was a time
The most awesome gift for a kid (Mandy can do this)
She gets my thing about the New Year
I've ordered some of these business cards... just for the heck of it :)
Let me know if any of those links resonated with you.
What are you up to this weekend?
I want to finish my year-in-review book tonight so I can take pics tomorrow. Yay!