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Welcome 2012: Tips For An Abundant & Healthy Year!

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New Year’s Day – Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual.” Mark Twain

Welcome 2012: Tips For An Abundant & Healthy Year! Start with a Thank You..!

Welcome 2012: Tips For An Abundant & Healthy Year!

♥Happy New Year! What will you remember most about 2011? Aside from the many earth-shifting international events, I will remember the goodwill of many people in the world; helping others, sharing what they have, and I’ll remember the goodwill in the blogging community with our WordPress daily post challenge group and the many readers and supporters from WordPress and other sources including StumbleUpon, Yahoo, Google, Louvre Museum, 😉 and a host of others. My first tip for 2012 is to remember to say Thank You! We can’t say it enough times. Thank you all. I’ll stop by to say Happy New Year and thank you soon…

“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” Oprah Winfrey

Welcome 2012: Tips For An Abundant & Healthy Year! Stay healthy...

Welcome 2012: Tips For An Abundant & Healthy Year!

Staying healthy is always paramount on our minds in the New Year, and we make lots of plans to get in shape or stay in shape. I offer you these wonderful tips from a master trainer. Jillian Michaels trains people in all shapes and sizes and her tips below make sense for all of us. So, my next tip is to stay healthy in 2012 with 7 Ways to Kick Off Your New 2012 Fitness Routine by Jillian Michaels
♥Set Achievable Goals
♥Mark Your Calendar
♥Switch It Up
♥Find a Workout Buddy
♥Sweat in Style
♥Get Inspired With a Workout Playlist
♥Don’t Give Up if You Mess Up

“We meet today, To thank Thee for the era done, And Thee for the opening one.” John Greenleaf Whittier

Welcome 2012: Tips For An Abundant & Healthy Year! Visualize your gifts...

Welcome 2012: Tips For An Abundant & Healthy Year!

Every year, we start with prayers, blessings, and/or resolutions for the New Year and then we hope it all comes to pass. My next tip is to encourage everyone to not only focus on our wishes and goals, but to write them down and display them in a prominent place for view; visualize your goals/gifts.  Then for each month, pick one goal/gift and focus on ways to accomplish it. I am offering all of you the following twelve gifts and I hope you enjoy them. For 2012, I send 12 gifts/blessings/wishes to each of you:
♥ Health
♥ Happiness
♥ Hope
♥ Abundance
♥ Grace
♥ Peace & Love
♥ Wisdom
♥ Friendship
♥ Goodwill
♥ Success
♥ Divine Protection
You may also create your own wish list of twelve and try the suggested tips above. More Tips below. 😉

“Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go.” Brooks Atkinson

Welcome 2012: Tips For An Abundant & Healthy Year! Eat and Live well...

Welcome 2012: Tips For An Abundant & Healthy Year! Moderation is key...

Every New Year’s Day, people celebrate the long standing tradition of eating specially prepared dishes that attract health, wealth, and abundance on all levels. Because we believe in the blessings that come from certain foods, we eat them to ensure that the new year is a positive and productive one. I grew up with the belief that rice and beans dishes were important on the first day of the year. This past week, there was a great article Good Luck Foods For The New Year suggesting foods to eat on the first day of the year. The secret is that you have all week to enjoy these foods and then some. My next tip is Eat well and Celebrate life in 2012. The six recommended foods are: Lentils, Black-Eyed Peas, Pork, Fish, Grapes, and any Round Cake… I’ll add rice to the mix or if you wish, Quinoa. Have a phenomenal and inspired year!
What are your thoughts? What did you do for the first day of 2012? Was it an auspicious beginning? Were you spot on with your first day plans?Do share? Thank you! 🙂 ♥Happy New Year! 🙂

Positive Motivation Tip: Start with hope and joy and act on your dreams… ♥HAPPY NEW YEAR 🙂 !

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: Happy New YearPink whirl flower, Clowning New Year ResolveResolutions, via Wikipedia or Thank You1 by tengrrl, Thank You by Ann Karp, Thank you3 by Noel McKee, via Flickr!

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

52 Comments leave one →
  1. 01/01/2012 10:37 pm

    Thank you so much for a great 2011…
    now here’s my 2012 thank you gift (you may already received one but didn’t see the badge here) to you: The Kreativ Blogger Award

    • 01/01/2012 11:08 pm

      Thank you for the blog gift! I hope you saw where I mentioned the other one – Flamingoed? TY! Happy New Year!
      Sorry all, I’m still a bit under the weather but will catch up this week. 🙂 ♥Happy ♥New ♥Year ♥All. 🙂

  2. 01/01/2012 10:38 pm

    Great way to start off the new year, Eliz!
    I love writing down what my goals and projects are…it really helps me to focus my thoughts and energy where they need to be.
    THANK YOU! You are such an incredible inspiration. 🙂

    • 01/01/2012 11:10 pm

      Thank you Vivian! We go way back and you were one of my original buddies; for that I remain grateful! Happy New Year! Will catch up soon! 🙂

    • 02/01/2012 1:58 pm

      And Vivian, here’s another one for you: ♥Happy ♥New ♥Year ♥ & TY! 🙂

  3. 01/01/2012 11:42 pm Eliz you always inspire me and where you find the time to blog and do everything you do is amazing. I am getting my new blog organized for the Project 365 hope to see you there for my new photo’s.

    • 02/01/2012 1:45 pm

      TY for your support too. I will be ramping back a bit this year but will stay connected. Keep me posted. ♥Happy ♥New ♥Year ♥ & TY! 🙂

  4. 02/01/2012 12:22 am

    Only one resolution for me – finish our book! I’m not signing up for Project 365 as I think I’ve already done it! 😆

    • 02/01/2012 1:46 pm

      Same here lady… I’m with you! ♥Happy ♥New ♥Year ♥ & TY! 🙂

  5. 02/01/2012 1:44 am

    my dear #1 comment writer: stay healthy with all tricks – so we can continue 2012 to get inspirations via your positive mind!

    • 02/01/2012 1:47 pm

      TY dear #1 and I’m doing my best to stay healthy. I promise as I look better now than I have in 5 years! ♥Happy ♥New ♥Year ♥ & TY! 🙂

  6. 02/01/2012 1:48 am

    Nice one.
    Q How do you get the related articles?

    • 02/01/2012 1:18 pm

      The related articles come from Zemanta. Go to your blog, go to Users > Personal Settings in your Dashboard. You’ll see a new option near the end of the page that lets you add Zemanta to your posts. Activate it. Then go select one of your posts that you’ve written, choose view in visual mode and Zemanta will do the rest. As per my post, I included the links in my post. Hover over Jillian’s name for hers and over the Good Luck Foods for theirs. The rest is my work. TY Happy New Year! 🙂

    • 02/01/2012 1:48 pm

      TY for stopping by… ♥Happy ♥New ♥Year ♥ & TY! 🙂

  7. Bree permalink
    02/01/2012 1:57 am

    Happy New Year! Congrats on the challenge and stay healthy,please. 🙂

    • 02/01/2012 1:49 pm

      TY! It is my wish too… Health, Wealth and Abundance in all good things.♥Happy ♥New ♥Year ♥ & TY! 🙂

  8. Nandini permalink
    02/01/2012 5:03 am

    Happy New Year 🙂

  9. 02/01/2012 8:18 am

    Happy New Year!! Thanks for everything. You’re a great motivator.

    • 02/01/2012 1:50 pm

      Like wise dear one! ♥Happy ♥New ♥Year ♥ & TY! 🙂

  10. 02/01/2012 8:20 am

    Happy New Year. I am happy that I found your blog I think that it will be a great source of motivation and information for me. I look forward to following your posts. ~Tina

    • 02/01/2012 1:20 pm

      Thank you Tina for stopping by and Happy New Year! Your blog is marked private so I can’t comment back. If that changes, I will. In the meantime, thanks for the support!♥Happy ♥New ♥Year ♥ & TY! 🙂 Peace! 🙂

  11. 02/01/2012 8:46 am

    Elizabeth… I don’t make it to your blog as often as I would like to and I comment even less. However, make no mistake… you have been/are a positive influence in my life. I thank you and appreciate what you share with the world.

    I hope the new year brings you all you need even if it is not always what you want… James

    • 02/01/2012 1:51 pm

      TY James, I’ve enjoyed your blog and gratitude journey. Here’s to a great and magical 2012!♥Happy ♥New ♥Year ♥ & TY! 🙂

  12. Savy permalink
    02/01/2012 9:05 am

    I am thankful to have met you and now am looking forward to your 2012 posts….
    Thank you and hope you feel better

    • 02/01/2012 1:52 pm

      Likewise Savy! It has been a wonderful blessing to connect and I look forward to same. 🙂 ♥Happy ♥New ♥Year ♥ & TY! 🙂

  13. 02/01/2012 11:55 am

    Oprah’s quote ties in nicely with my post today . . . another chance to get it right.

    Wishing you . . . Health ♥ Happiness ♥ Hope ♥ Abundance ♥ Grace ♥ Peace & Love ♥ Wisdom ♥ Friendship ♥ Goodwill ♥ Success ♥ Adventure ♥ Divine Protection ♥

    • 02/01/2012 1:54 pm

      TY Nancy and I look forward to enjoying another blogging year with you… maybe not daily but on board. Stay Inspired! ♥Happy ♥New ♥Year ♥ & TY! 🙂

  14. 02/01/2012 2:05 pm

    I’ve enjoyed meeting you this year. Peace and happiness for 2012.

    • 02/01/2012 2:47 pm

      Likewise and have a great year!♥Happy ♥New ♥Year ♥ & TY! 🙂

  15. 02/01/2012 3:19 pm

    Even though we just met, I can feel all the positive energy from your blog. I’ve enjoyed reading your Tips post! Excellent ideas! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I’ll be back for more great vibes from yours! 😉 Thank you!

    • 02/01/2012 4:10 pm

      likewise Judy! ♥Happy ♥New ♥Year ♥ & TY for the blog love! 🙂

  16. 02/01/2012 6:00 pm

    I like the twelve blessings! Writing them down and focusing on one at a time is an excellent idea. And thank YOU for pointing out the benefits of making wonderful interpersonal connections. I want to be better this year about sharing inspirational posts with some of my friends who aren’t necessarily currently in tune with blogging. You have a lot to say, and I plan to encourage some of my friends to “tune in” for a daily read and become acquainted with your particular brand of healthy optimism. We need as much of that as we can find 🙂 Debra

    • 02/01/2012 6:50 pm

      Thank you Debra as I feel the same way about your blog too. It’s a mutual admiration society. ♥Happy ♥New ♥Year ♥ & TY for the blogging love! 🙂

  17. 02/01/2012 8:38 pm

    Wow thanks for sharing those tips! We should begin this new year with positive thinking like this 🙂

    • 08/01/2012 5:32 pm

      Ty and I hope you have a great year too. ♥Happy ♥New ♥Year ♥All. 🙂

  18. 03/01/2012 6:43 am

    It’s kindda late but I wish a happy and prosperous new year….great post! hmmm…at last, I was able to visit your blog. Last time I was having problems getting into this blog because my browser keeps on blocking your blogsite. :)))

    • 08/01/2012 5:33 pm

      Oh TY! It is never too late. I’m still visiting blogs and wishing people well… ♥Happy ♥New ♥Year ♥To ♥You. 🙂

  19. 03/01/2012 3:04 pm

    I never knew about the good luck foods for New Year’s thing. Very mystical. I like it 😀

    • 08/01/2012 5:34 pm

      Very interesting right? I grew up with these special New Year foods but forgot over time… Glad to rekindle the tradition. ♥Happy ♥New ♥Year ♥To ♥You. 🙂

  20. Change Coach Pam permalink
    03/01/2012 4:44 pm

    So great! I esp. love “another chance for us to get it right”… Here’s to that!

    • 08/01/2012 5:34 pm

      Amen to that! ♥Happy ♥New ♥Year ♥To ♥You. 🙂

  21. 06/01/2012 7:18 pm

    Thank you, Elizabeth, thanks for the tips! I definitely plan to celebrate life this year. Wishing you all the best for 2012.

    • 08/01/2012 5:35 pm

      Same to you and yes I plan to enjoy it too. 🙂 ♥Happy ♥New ♥Year ♥To ♥You. 🙂

  22. Gail Walls permalink
    10/01/2012 9:02 am

    Happy New Year! I agree, this year should be one that is positive. We should embrace our dreams and begin acting on them. If we never try, we never succeed in anything. Think and act positive in all things, the bible says that whatever a man thinketh, so is he. Have a wonderful and bright new year!

    • 13/01/2012 5:17 pm

      Thank you for your inspired message. I’m glad we connected. I wish you much success and abundance in 2012! 🙂
      ♥Happy ♥New ♥Year ♥To ♥You. 🙂

  23. 13/01/2012 6:02 pm

    What a lovely list of wishes and gifts for readers. Wishing the same for you as we begin 2012 🙂

    • 13/01/2012 6:08 pm

      TY for your kind words. sending you much love! ♥Happy ♥New ♥Year ♥To ♥You. 🙂


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