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“People need revelation, and then they need resolution.” Damian Lewis

Resolutions: Good Bye 2012 And Happy New Year!

Resolutions: Good Bye 2012 And Happy New Year!

“Resolution One: I will live for God. Resolution Two: If no one else does, I still will.” Jonathan Edwards
New Year’s Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time.” James Agate
“Men should pledge themselves to nothing; for reflection makes a liar of their resolution.” Sophocles
“I shall stick to my resolution of writing always what I think no matter whom it offends.” Julia Ward Howe

Write my Life passionately
2012 has been a remarkable year with much sadness and joy to reflect on; Hurricane Sandy, the tragedy of Sandy Hook Elementary, the 23 year old rape victim in India, Obama’s re-election, many new blog friends, loss of many greats, and the birth of many new creative minds… Let’s keep writing, let’s reach for our peace flags often, and follow our hearts dreams in 2013. I’ve added some resolutions that tickled my fancy in block quotes… and my three above each paragraph. Stay Happy and Blessed. Happy New Year!

“My New Year’s resolution is to stick to a good workout plan that will keep me healthy and happy.”  James Lafferty

Resolutions: Good Bye 2012 And Happy New Year!

Resolutions: Good Bye 2012 And Happy New Year!

“Let our New Year’s resolution be this: we will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word.” Goran Persson
“Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed.” Cavett Robert
“I know. I’m lazy. But I made myself a New Years resolution that I would write myself something really special. Which means I have ’til December, right?” Catherine O’Hara

Be Bold for Peace
The New Year holds a lot of promise and we have a chance to start afresh… I look forward to being actively engaged in the world and to give my best effort to peace. For all who supported this blog in 2012, I thank you and pledge to honor you more effectively. The formal blog thank yous and awards will be in 2013. For more on my new year tips and thanks, I’ve added these posts for your perusal.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Winter… And Happy New Year!
Welcome 2012: Tips For An Abundant & Healthy Year! More below 🙂

“Nature puts no question and answers none which we mortals ask. She has long ago taken her resolution.”  Henry David Thoreau

Resolutions: Good Bye 2012 And Happy New Year!  ... A New Year Tree

Resolutions: Good Bye 2012 And Happy New Year! …   A New Year Tree

“Another fresh new year is here . . . William Arthur Ward
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
To love and laugh and give!
This bright New Year is given me
To live each day with zest . . .
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best!
I have the opportunity
Once more to right some wrongs,
To pray for peace, to plant a tree,
And sing more joyful songs!”

Boldly follow my Heart’s Dreams in 2013
Thank you for being there and for the blog love. Happy New Year! This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Writing Challenge: New Year’s Resolutions (Doompocalypse Redux) Tell us about the three things you’d most like to change about your life, and make a bold, I-don’t-care-who-knows-it-because-there’s-a-meteor-a-comin’ assertion to the world that you are going to get these changes made. And that you’ll have at least started making them happen by March. When, erm, you’re probably going to wind up as dust.

Positive Motivation Tip: Stay bold and faithful in 2013 and act on your dreams… ♥HAPPY NEW YEAR!♥ 🙂

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos ResolutionsNew Year Tree, via Wikipedia or Thank you3 by Noel McKee, via Flickr!

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

84 Comments leave one →
  1. 31/12/2012 9:12 pm

    Dear Eliz…a most Happy and Blessed New Year to you and your family! Thank you for creating a blog I can always turn to for positivity, information and rejuvenation.:) You are a special force in my life!

    • 31/12/2012 9:58 pm

      TY Vivian! It’s been an honor blogging with you… 🙂
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  2. 31/12/2012 9:29 pm

    I’m so happy I found you. I love your blog. Last year was great, 2013 will be awesome. Happy New Years. 🙂

    • 31/12/2012 9:59 pm

      It’s been a joy connecting with you too Liz. TY!
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    • 31/12/2012 10:17 pm

      You are perfect Julie! TY! 🙂
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  4. 31/12/2012 10:07 pm

    Great resolutions 🙂 any you’d made last year that you kept/didn’t keep?

    • 31/12/2012 10:27 pm

      Great question. No, I made no resolutions last year. I usually offer self improvement tips not resolutions, and follow them to the best of my ability. I’m not big on making resolutions because I don’t like to limit myself to a set of rigid ideas or goals. What I wrote above are already part of my life and I will up the ante on myself and fine-tune them.
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  5. 31/12/2012 10:13 pm

    Well said…or written. Happy New year to you too Eliz. Looking forward to many more of your inspirational posts 🙂

    • 31/12/2012 10:28 pm

      TY Deepa! It’s been a pleasure knowing you… 🙂
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  6. 31/12/2012 10:43 pm

    Excellent post..hopeful and full of postivity! Happy 2013 my friend!

    • 31/12/2012 10:54 pm

      TY dear one! •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  7. 31/12/2012 10:47 pm

    Lovely as usual, my friend!

    • 31/12/2012 10:54 pm

      TY Alexandra!
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  8. 31/12/2012 10:52 pm

    Thank you for linking to my post. Wishing you all the best for 2013!

    • 31/12/2012 10:55 pm

      Thank you for stopping by too… appreciated.
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  9. 31/12/2012 11:09 pm

    Happy New Year, Elizabeth!

    • 31/12/2012 11:42 pm

      Blessings to you too Naomi!
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  10. 01/01/2013 12:14 am

    More power and have a fun and creative blogging year ahead. Happy New Year!

    • 01/01/2013 12:42 am

      TY Rommel! Same to you…
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  11. 01/01/2013 1:15 am

    I am a bit like the birds in the garden, one year flows into another and I am not sentimental about it, but I do wish you happpiness and be safe!

    • 01/01/2013 1:51 am

      Well TY Louise and blessings sent your way!
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  12. 01/01/2013 2:24 am

    May 2013 be filled with blessings in abundance for you and your family.

    • 03/01/2013 1:43 pm

      Amen. TY! and same for yours too! 🙂
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  13. 01/01/2013 3:02 am

    Happy New Year. I loved all your quotes and the visuals of this post! May 2013 be very good to you!

    • 03/01/2013 1:43 pm

      TY Stacey… Your feedback is appreciated! 🙂
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  14. 01/01/2013 3:38 am

    I don’t doubt you will keep your resolutions; you have remarkable discipline.

    Happy New Year!

    • 03/01/2013 1:44 pm

      You are too kind Tilly! I’m a work in progress. TY! 😉
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  15. 01/01/2013 4:13 am

    happy new year dear eli !

    “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”
    – Ralph Waldo Emerson,

    many blessings to you !

    • 03/01/2013 1:45 pm

      Many blessings to you too. Merci!
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  16. 01/01/2013 5:16 am

    Glad to have met you in 2012 and glad to see you still in 2013. Here’s to a fantastic year!!! Charlotte 🙂

    • 03/01/2013 1:47 pm

      Same here Charlotte! (love that name) 🙂
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  17. 01/01/2013 6:26 am

    Keep inspiring and may the New Year be heartfelt for your family, friends and you.

    • 03/01/2013 1:49 pm

      Amen and sending same blessings to you! 🙂
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  18. 01/01/2013 6:42 am

    I’m not even pretending to be an overachiever. I plan to stop biting my nails, meditate for 10 minutes a day, and teach my dog to fetch a ball. Bring on the meteor!

    • 03/01/2013 1:51 pm

      That is a great start Genevieve… Go for it. 😉
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  19. 01/01/2013 6:44 am

    Happy Happy New Year Eliz!!!!

    • 03/01/2013 1:53 pm

      TY Nicole! Happy,Happy to your family too. 😉
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  20. 01/01/2013 8:09 am

    Happy New Year Elizabeth! I believe 2013 has to be better and we will make it so.

    • 03/01/2013 1:55 pm

      It better be better… TY! 🙂
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  21. 01/01/2013 8:26 am

    Happy New Year, Eliz. Loved your resolutions!

    • 03/01/2013 1:56 pm

      TY dear one… Blessings to you!
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  22. 01/01/2013 9:23 am

    Just popping in to say HAPPY NEW YEAR, ELIZ!

    • 03/01/2013 1:58 pm

      TY Tracy & the crew! 🙂
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  23. 01/01/2013 9:40 am

    I wish you lots of happiness and send positive energy your way dear Eliz 🙂

    • 03/01/2013 2:03 pm

      Same! TY Gilly and I hope my blog shows up on your reader this year! 😆
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  24. 01/01/2013 9:42 am

    Eliz, your blog posts are always wonderful. Loved this one too! Karen

    • 03/01/2013 2:07 pm

      TY Karen looking forward to our chats this year… 😉
      Glad to reconnect with you this year and many thanks for the blog love
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  25. 01/01/2013 11:21 am

    Happy 2013, Eliz ~ thank you for your thoughtfulness throughout the year ~ Kat

    • 03/01/2013 2:08 pm

      The sentiments are mutual Kat TY! 🙂
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  26. 01/01/2013 1:02 pm

    Cheers to a fabulous new year ahead. It will be what we make it. M

    • 03/01/2013 2:10 pm

      Indeed it shall… Blessings! 😉
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  27. 01/01/2013 2:24 pm

    What a fabulous post for the challenge, Liz!. 😀

    • 03/01/2013 2:14 pm

      TY Dianne! I’m happy to wave 2012 adieu! 🙂
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  28. 01/01/2013 3:01 pm

    Happy New Year, Eliz! I enjoy your inspiring posts, always walk away with something to ponder on. 🙂

    • 03/01/2013 2:18 pm

      TY Sufilight and I feel the same way about your blog too. 🙂
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  29. 01/01/2013 4:56 pm

    Inspiring, Eliz. Thanks. I made one resolution that has, for 61 years, eluded me. I resolve to be less critical ( or should I put that more positively) more supportive of myself. I know I will find support in your words. I hope you rang your new year in with a smile. *Gem*

    • 03/01/2013 2:21 pm

      Yes, you will be supportive of Gemma. You are such a good soul that you reflect on everything and hold yourself up to a very sharp light… be more compassionate with yourself for you are a kind, loving soul who truly cares abound others… You are perfect as you are… TY! I did.
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  30. 01/01/2013 6:20 pm

    Happy New Year! Hope you had a marvelous holiday and 2013 is looking pretty good for you. Keep writing, you are an inspiration!

    • 03/01/2013 2:22 pm

      TY and you inspire me too with your reality checks and more… Blessings! 😉
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  31. 01/01/2013 8:45 pm

    Lovely resolutions and quotes. My main goal is find my deep joy and share in the peace of that with those I love in absolute forgiveness. 🙂 Wishing you blessings abound.

    • 03/01/2013 2:23 pm

      Amen to your goals Angelia… and so it is! TY!
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  32. 02/01/2013 3:27 pm

    Happy New Year, Elizabeth! Love the pic of the red ornaments in the yellow flowered branches. So positive, just like you! 🙂

    • 03/01/2013 2:31 pm

      TY Carla… Hoping for better this year. 🙂
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  33. 02/01/2013 8:36 pm

    Happy New Year, Eliz! Blessings to you for such a kind and compassionate heart. I love the encouragement to boldly practice and follow peace throughout the year. It’s a state of being I’d like to pass along to those around me. oxo

    • 03/01/2013 2:32 pm

      TY Debra and I plan to honor it too. 🙂
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  34. 02/01/2013 10:22 pm

    Great resolutions! We all try to change the world, make it a better place, don’t we? 🙂 and also find inner peace and happiness! Happy new year and wish you all the best.

    • 03/01/2013 2:34 pm

      Same to you my dear wise one… 🙂 TY!
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  35. 02/01/2013 10:25 pm

    Oh, I would like to sleep early for starters! Also exercise regularly and eat right. Those are my primary goals and I have already failed miserably on the first 🙁 Went back to my Yoga class that I had been skipping in the last two months, so that is one green tick mark 🙂 Thanks for a beautiful post Eliz, and Happy New Year!

    • 03/01/2013 2:36 pm

      Good and keep it up… The sleeping early in my bed is one I must work on… I’m sleeping more but at my laptop! 😆 😆 TY!
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  36. 03/01/2013 10:20 am

    It’s been a whirlwind 2012. A roller coaster of ups and downs. 2013 gives us a fresh start and let’s make it amazing. Happy New Year.

    • 03/01/2013 2:38 pm

      Let’s rock it IT!!! 2012 was a tough one… and this will be a gift. TY! 🙂
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  37. 04/01/2013 6:09 am

    “…To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
    To love and laugh and give!…”

  38. 06/01/2013 6:32 pm

    Great resolutions to live by, Elizabeth. I love the Catherine O’Hara quote. 😀

  39. Christa permalink
    07/01/2013 5:06 pm

    Good share.. I enjoyed reading that

  40. Wanderlust Vegans permalink
    10/02/2017 7:33 am

    Great resolutions. Now that it is several years later – did you accomplish your goals?


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