Embrace Life!



What a year!

2012 has taught me many things. Some of those things I’ve learned the hard way, others I thought I already knew, but apparently hadn’t retained.  I’ve gathered friends and family a little closer this year. I’ve vowed to tell the people I love that I love them as often as possible, and then some. I have committed myself to living my life with purpose and to making that positive dent in the world that will last long beyond me. I’ve cried a lot and laughed more and realized that I will be as happy as I decide to be in any given moment. If I had to put it into just a few words I’ve embraced life…my life…life in general. What have you learned and where will it take you this year?

Thank you all for your friendship and your lessons. Sending you love and wishes for a joyful 2013.

Here’s to embracing life! 

About Magnolia Beginnings

Just when you think you have it all down it changes again or... “Reshaping life! People who can say that have never understood a thing about life—they have never felt its breath, its heartbeat—however much they have seen or done. They look on it as a lump of raw material that needs to be processed by them, to be ennobled by their touch. But life is never a material, a substance to be molded. If you want to know, life is the principle of self-renewal, it is constantly renewing and remaking and changing and transfiguring itself, it is infinitely beyond your or my obtuse theories about it.” ― Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago

13 responses »

  1. Fantastic blog post and a great reminder for us to stop and really consider where it is that we want to be heading. This year has taught me, yet again, many lessons in the wisdom of being patient, only this time, the person I’m learning that I need to be the most patient with isn’t my son, it’s myself. I’ve also learned that although I love the idea of creating change in my life, I desperately dread the reality of making that change happen. Hopefully 2013 will teach me the courage I need to approach the gap between the change I’d like to see and the ability to make that change become a reality. Happy New Year to you = )

  2. Wonderful post, Maureen. Much wisdom here. The most important thing I’ve learned this past year is how little it takes to be happy. Stuff is, in the end, just stuff, here today and perhaps gone tomorrow, but the love of those you hold dear is priceless. I am blessed indeed to have some fabulous people in my life who stand by me through good times and bad. It doesn’t get any better than that…. Happy New Year, my friend. May 2013 bestow many blessings upon you. Hugs, Lori

  3. Thanks for a sweet little post, reminding me that we all need to just embrace life as you say, in all its ways. When I find others who are committed to spreading love, it warms my heart – blessings to you and here’s to a great 2013 🙂

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