January 1, 2013

2013~let's DO this.....




dear 2013...

hi. i've been waiting for you. thank you SO much for coming. as you may have seen in my previous post, i wrote a letter to your predecessor. it wasn't a very nice letter, but it was truthful, and now i can only imagine the pressure you feel to make and keep me happy this year...i hope it doesn't overwhelm you.

all i'm asking for from you, is for you to keep my heart safe and fill it with nothing but love, honesty and all that's good in my world. that's all. that's it. well okay fine, as long as i'm on the topic of asking, could you also make sure to keep my thoughts on the right track and prevent them from getting tainted...oh, and maybe could you restore all the things {well, not things as in objects, but other things} that 2012 took away from me? i really don't think i have to go into detail here, as i have a sneaking suspicion that you've done your homework and already know exactly what i'm talking about. 

oh, and i don't want you to feel like i'm not in this with you, as i am. i completely believe in teamwork and know that what i'm asking for, and what could feel like demands, can't be carried on your shoulders alone, so i promise to be front and center with you. i mean, how could i not, right? i also understand that together, we may still not be "enough" and that the troops may have to be called in, but for now, i say we just take each other's hand and jump.

wait a minute...just so you know, i don't for a second mean a measly jump that leaves us grabbing sticks on the way down, only to get caught up and hang dangling for awhile, as that's what happened last year {times a thousand} i mean jump, as in plug your nose with one hand, reach for the sky with the other, bend your knees and on the count of three, JUMP like you've never jumped before. simple, right :)

come on 2013~let's DO this!!






27 comments:

  1. Beautifully penned. Here is to 2013 being all that it can be -- for you. And I love these images...crisp and sharp and "on point" -- just like what you are asking for this year to be for you xo

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  2. i am hoping this is a good year for us all .. wishing you and everyone else a healthy happy creatively productive new year

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  3. I have this wonderful vision of you catapulting down riding a giant magic pogo stick :)

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  4. Oh yeah...I love this. Just read your previous post to 2012. Your 2012 was my 2011. So much death and carnage left to rot that year. In hindsight...I grew so strong. So not all is lost...but the lives lost that year were too young. I do have a hard time with that...still. Anyway...enough of that. The past is the past and the future is unwritten. May 2013 bring us all a bit of kindness, a softness and much needed awesomeness!

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  5. Sweet invitation !
    I so hope 2013 hears your invite, Beautiful One !
    Much Love !

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  6. Coming for the soul, your words are going to bring the result your heart desires. Jumping with you into this brand new year and wishing you and and lovely family joy love and laughter.

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  7. Your letter to the new year is very creative and heart felt and I hope 2013 is a banner year for you and for me and for all my blog friends.

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  8. oops! I forgot to say, what a stunning image!

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  9. Love this!! Hoping 2013 is kinder to us all. I know after the horrendous year of 2012 I am ready for some good things to come my way, and I will be ever so appreciative when they do! Thank you for your wonderful, honest, thought-provoking, and funny posts, Beth. I've enjoyed coming here. :)

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  10. I hope that when you take that big leap, you find a soft and safe place to land! Getting hung up in trees is no fun. Happy 2013 to you, Beth. I do hope this year is extra gentle and kind to you. xoxo

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  11. Great shots- love the light and the crisp white and green- beautiful! I'm prayerful and hopeful that 2013 can be the year of renewal that so many of us seem to yearn for! All my best to you in the New Year!

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  12. Hooray for jumping!
    Happy 2013, may it be an awesome year.

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  13. oh Beth, I am also hoping for an amazing 2013. And like you, that my thoughts are in check.

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  14. I'm with you Beth! I'm sort of tired from being sucker punched so much in 2012 but I've gotten pretty good at punching back. I'm really hoping 2013 will be better for you.

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  15. I've told you many times that I LOVE those jump photos, Beth - I know you can do it!

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  16. i'm all in for this new year... can't wait to see what it brings... here's hoping all good things come your way and that your photos are as beautiful as they are tonight. happy new year to you & yours...

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  17. oh! Beth:)
    i love your spirit:):):)
    yes yes to every word,
    Jennifer

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  18. Goodbye, 2012, who brought us some great joys but an awful lot of angst and emotional pain. Come to think of it, the body wasn't all that great, either! Let me join you in wishing for a glorious, positive new year as I join you in the jump to something new and special! Onward! With friendship, companionship and good cheer!

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  19. It is not God's plan for us to dwell in the Valley of Fear. I quote from my devotional "Girlfriends in God":
    We stand on the threshold of a new year – a new beginning. If you are like me, you face 2012 with mixed emotions. Personally, I am thrilled that I survived 2012! There were certainly moments when I wondered if I would survive at all. I am so excited about a fresh start, a brand new set of days overflowing with new dreams and unmarked possibilities. But I also know that this year is crammed full of the unknown as well as a giant or two. And if I am brutally honest, I have to admit that the unknown fashions a pocket of fear in my heart where questions and doubts thrive.

    Giants always fall in the presence of GOD! :)

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  20. Ugh....I love you so much :-)

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  22. May the joys of 2013 outweigh the annoyances and sorrows like an elephant to a feather.

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  23. Yes, yes - please, please, PLEASE be awesome! We all need it just now.

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  24. Wishing you a very Happy, Healthy, Fulfilling...and yes Awesome 2013! I do hope it is the oh so much better than last year:)

    What a beautiful photo too! For someone who doesn't like winter and snow you certainly have a talent for capturing it:)

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  25. well, those photos sure are awesome!

    and i think 2013 will be as well...

    xoxo

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth