Happy New Years 2011! Sometimes…

I wanted to wish you the happiest of new years! I pray that each of your days will be filled with an overflowing abundance of blessings and joy!

This weekend, I’ll be continuing my journey down memory lane with some more highlights from 2010. If you missed my first two posts in the series, I invite you to catch up here:

The Best Of WOYWW 2010
Best Recipes 2010 – Delectable Desserts

Finally, I’d like to share a poem that a friend sent me many years ago. I’ve always liked the quiet optimism that this poem expresses, and in light of the current climate, it seems like a fitting way to start the year.


Sometimes things don’t go, after all
from bad to worse. Some years, muscadel
faces down frost; green thrives; the crops don’t fail
sometimes a man aims high, and all goes well.

A people will sometimes step back from war;
elect an honest man; decide they care
enough; that they can’t leave some stranger poor.
Some men become what they were born for.

Sometimes our best efforts do not go
amiss; sometimes we do as we are meant to.
The sun will sometimes melt a field of sorrow
that seemed hard frozen; may it happen to you.

You can read more about the poet and the poem here. Out of respect for the poet’s wishes, I have ommitted her name from the poem.

Have a wonderful day and I’ll be back in a bit with Best Recipes Of 2010 – Fabulous Food!

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22 Responses to “Happy New Years 2011! Sometimes…”

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  1. Jan says:

    A beautiful poem and Happy 2011!

  2. Pam says:

    Happy New Year!

  3. Stef H (Glitterbabe) says:

    hey sweetie… wishing you and yours a truly blessed new year filled with happy dreams and miracles.

    thank you so much for the smiles you've given me during the past year. i look forward to sharing the new year with you.

    hugs 🙂

  4. sarah says:

    nice poem and Happy New Year filled with His absolute best.

  5. Kristi says:

    HI, new blog hop follower. 😉

    Kristi @
    Veggie Converter

  6. Doris Sturm says:


    Thanks for visiting my other blog – I appreciate it. I don't know yet how much I'll post on it since this year I've decided to do more around the house than sitting in front of the computer. By that, I mean I'm going to try to be more disciplined (oye weh!) I'm the most un-German person there is LOL
    Anyhow, I love that poem! It's so true: Sometimes right will win and sometimes good prevails and sometimes people get what they deserve! (not always, but sometimes!) I love it!

    All the best to you and yours – always!
    With love,

  7. Mommying On The Fly says:

    Newest follower… Just swinging by to show some comment love… And that Poem was very beautiful.. (= happy New Years

  8. Shirley says:

    My heartfelt good wishes to you for a wonderful new year ahead – it's been wonderful to get to know you this past year!

  9. Charlotte says:

    Thank you for sharing this poem. It is very appropriate for the day and for the times.
    Blessings for a very Happy New Year.

  10. Danielle a.k.a Yellie says:

    Love the poem! I'm a new follower of your blog and I hope you'll follow me back! Happy New Year!

  11. Janet Ellis says:

    Happy New Year, lovely poem and very sweet blog. That denim colored background…delish! It's like eye candy as denim is one of my favorite things in the world. I am looking forward to perusing your posts and enjoying more of your creativity! Oh yes, I always forget this in the excitement of "meeting" someone new…I'm over from the Weekend Wander blog hop and you can find me over at and ~ Blessings, Janet

  12. Danielle says:

    Thanks for stopping by my hop. Happy New Year!!! And thanks for sharing that beautiful poem!

  13. newmami_rgv says:

    Happy New Year! Newest follower from Say Hi Sunday… thanks for sharing this lovely poem.
    CJR @ The Mommy Blog

  14. Mariska says:

    Happy New Year! Came here over Feline Playful.
    It is so nice to meet new crafting friends! Your talent is amazing!

  15. Life with Kaishon says:

    What a beautiful poem. Wishing you a year filled with wonder. Love, Becky

  16. Lisa says:

    I'm a new follower from No Ordinary Blog Hop. I am one artsy/craftsy person so I will come back and peruse when I have some time to really look.

    I'd love for you to follow me back:)


  17. Rebecca says:

    Hi there, Paper Princess! I found you from Renee's A Glimpse of Beautiful blog. I'm your new follower!

    That poem is lovely. Yes, I think we all need a little encouragement for the new year. The poem reminds me just a little of This Is My Father's World.

    Have a blessed week.

  18. Canadianmom says:

    Thanks for linking up today to The Motivational Monday Blog Hop!


  19. The Adventurer says:

    Thanks for joining int he No Ordinary Blog hop you have a great blog. I shouldn't have started reading before I had my dinner:) YUM YUM

  20. Susan Evans says:

    I like the Victorian picture of the bird. Happy New Year!

  21. Renee says:

    Happy New Year, Ramona!! Sorry I'm late getting here this week! Neat poem! Sometimes we expect that our best efforts won't be good enough, but maybe they will! 🙂 A good reminder to be optimistic! Have a great day!

  22. Tracy says:

    Great post and happy New Year to you! The poem is fantastic! Thank you for linking up to the No Ordinary Blog Hop! Love your blog's design and creativity!

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