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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

To the New Year

Theme Thursday - Change

It is up to me
To transform this newly budding year
Into a rich and glorious bloom
That will build memories
And bring happiness and fulfillment.

So, yes, this closed and seemingly unreceptive bud
Must wait until it has received the needed energy
To magnificently burst forth
Into fullness and beauty
So indicative of a time well lived.

Likewise, my spirit must fill the new year
With a positive and substantial force
That will nurture and sustain
All that is required for a year rich
In life's magic moments. 

It's up to me.
Only I can make it happen.

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  1. Lovely, "magic moments." So many...I must learn not to overlook the free "magical moments:" The changing sky and tight blooms unfurling like the one on your blog. It's so pretty.

  2. nice...a beautiful flower and yes we have to cultivate that flower if we ever hope to see its beauty...hope those magical moments are many for you this year

  3. lovely flowers,
    especially the one on top.
    vivid capture of beauty in these.

    stay positive, have fun!

  4. Hi Janice,

    Welcome back to TT.

    Such a beautiful thought that you have written about change. You are right in that only we can change ourselves and change to be happy instead of the opposite.

    Thank you ever so much for sharing this with us at Theme Thursday. I sincerely hope to see you again next week. I hope I can learn from you how to change.

    God bless.

  5. Beautiful pics and poem, and a timely reminder - yes, it is up to me. Thank you.

  6. It's up to me.
    Only I can make it happen.

    Exactly!! Lovely poem and beautiful photos to illustrate it! Happy New Year of change!!

  7. I do like a nice floral shot. Well done here.

  8. Up to me...that is a very positive way of looking at me. and nice pictures too ~

  9. Jan ~
    LOVE the pic of the amaryllis bud!!!
    Great sentiment!
    Hugs :)

  10. Indeed, Jan. If it is to be, it's up to me. Harder to achieve than say but I'm going to have a real crack at it this year.

  11. I do like your philosophy. It is only each of us that can make "it" happen for us. At least it is up to each of us to start ourselves on our journeys and hope for a little help along the way.

  12. i love the last two is what we make of it. thanks for sharing!

  13. Lovely lines, beautiful images.

    P.S. My first visit here, enjoyed your blog. :)

  14. Yes, you will. I have no doubt of that, Jan. Happy New Year.


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