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“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice, And to make an end is to make a beginning.” T. S. Eliot

Welcome 2013: Tips For A Happy Healthy Year!

Welcome 2013: Tips For A Happy Healthy Year!      Lucky New Year Tree…

♥Set Achievable Goals/Resolutions
♥Express Thanks/Gratitude Often
♥Stay Physically, Emotionally & Mentally Healthy
♥Find a Mentor and/or a Workout Buddy
♥Visualize Goals & Act on them
♥Celebrate life; Eat, Pray, & Love Abundantly
♥Give Peace a chance
♥Perform Random acts of Kindness
♥Don’t Give Up even if You Mess Up

•.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•
Happy New Year! I thought you should know that The Emancipation Proclamation is 150 Years Old today. On January 1st, 1863, The Emancipation Proclamation was signed. It offered freedom for slaves and led the way to total abolition of slavery in the United States. The 13th Amendment, passed on December 6th, 1865, finally abolished slavery. There are images from that period for your perusal on As we close the door on 2012 and welcome 2013, may our New Year be filled with peace, abundant blessings, love and bliss. Thank You for stopping by… More below!

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

Welcome 2013: Tips For A Happy Healthy Year!

Welcome 2013: Tips For A Happy Healthy Year!

Every year, I send these blessings to everyone because they have helped me focus on the positive. I am offering all of you the following twelve gifts, imagine one to write/share/meditate on for each month of the year, and I hope you enjoy them. For 2013, I send 12 gifts/blessings/wishes to each of you:
♥ Health
♥ Hope
♥ Abundance
♥ Grace
♥ Peace & Love
♥ Wisdom
♥ Friendship
♥ Goodwill
♥ Success
♥ Adventure
♥ Divine Protection
You may also create your own wish list of twelve and try the suggested tips above. What did you do for the first day of 2013? Was it an auspicious beginning? Do share? Thank you! 🙂 ♥Happy New Year! 🙂

Positive Motivation Tip: Start  the New Year with a reflective heart and a positive spirit and then act on your dreams! ♥HAPPY NEW YEAR 🙂

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos  New Year Tree, via Wikipedia,  Today Poster via Facebook, or  via Flickr!

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

94 Comments leave one →
  1. 01/01/2013 9:04 pm

    I wish I may I wish I might have all these wishes from you. All of them may come true. I’m not greedy I just want them all. Thank you Eliz, you are awesome. I wish there’s more of you out there. I mean not a replica, just the ++++ motivation. God Bless your heart. ( and spades, clubs & diamonds, too) 😀

    • 03/01/2013 1:49 pm

      TY for the kind words… I wish you all you wish yourself l in 2013. 🙂
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  2. 01/01/2013 9:12 pm

    What did I do the first day of 2013? Eliz…this is also the first ‘official’ day of my retirement…so it is doubly auspicious! I just finished licking the envelope on my FIRST picture book submission! And I am packing for my trip to Chicago and New Hampshire to visit with my kids/grandkid!
    We are blessed to have you blogging, your post…I did one along the same theme earlier today.:) You are an inspiration to us all! Happy 2013, dear friend.

    • 03/01/2013 1:50 pm

      Congrats on your retirement and here’s to years of mega success as a book writer. TY for the love! 🙂
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  3. 01/01/2013 9:15 pm

    Dear Eliz thank you, this is a great post! Bless you x
    Sent from my BlackBerry® wireless device

    • 03/01/2013 1:52 pm

      TY and I love the BB message that came with it… Blessings! 🙂
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  4. 01/01/2013 10:13 pm

    Wonderful tips and blessings, Eliz. I’m taking your advice and gratefully accepting the blessings. Very motivating!

    • 03/01/2013 1:54 pm

      Way to go Maddie! TY! 🙂
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  5. 01/01/2013 10:20 pm

    I love these blessing, Liz – you are fabulous and inspiring! 😀

    • 03/01/2013 1:59 pm

      Ditto Dianne! I like the sound of that alliteration. 😆 TY!
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  6. 01/01/2013 10:58 pm

    Vivian is spot on, we are blessed to be able to visit you! Thank you for your twelve gifts and yes I had a very auspicious begining!

    • 03/01/2013 2:19 pm

      TY Gilly Glad we have had auspicious beginnings… Blessings for more. 🙂
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  7. 01/01/2013 11:42 pm

    Happy 2013 Elizabeth .. thank you for your blessings … May they all come true for you. I love the T.S. Eliot’s quote you enclosed 🙂

    • 03/01/2013 2:22 pm

      Amen and may same happen for you too. 😉
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  8. 01/01/2013 11:43 pm

    Wow, I didn’t realize that the Emancipation Proclamation is 150 years old today. That is huge.

    • 03/01/2013 2:23 pm

      Isn’t that amazing? TY for observing it. 🙂
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  9. 02/01/2013 12:57 am

    Hello Dear!

    I have nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award; I think your blog is very inspiring.

    Details are available at


    • 03/01/2013 2:24 pm

      TY so much and will stop by to say so… Many blessings to you!
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  10. Veronica Roth permalink
    02/01/2013 1:24 am

    Elizabeth, I love the blessings you send. I’ll copy them and hold them close to my heart for this year. My first day I think was very auspicious. It’s been bucketing it down with rain and high winds and, suddenly, clear blue sky over Oxfordshire, still whispering wind, lovely relaxed walk down to the village. People out walking, pushbikes, on horses, all saying hello, good morning, happy New Year. Lovely day and lovely things to come this year. Much love and happiness to you dear Elizabeth, thank you so much for stopping by my blog. 🙂

    • 03/01/2013 2:28 pm

      TY Veronica and sending you blessings for same… 🙂
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  11. 02/01/2013 3:02 am

    Great post… 🙂

    • 03/01/2013 2:28 pm

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

  12. 02/01/2013 3:34 am

    I love this post and I love the list. Since meditation is one of my resolutions, I will keep it handy and use it to focus. Great idea.

    • 03/01/2013 2:31 pm

      Good for you… Use it! 😉
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  13. 02/01/2013 3:43 am

    Great ideas! Great list. Thanks!

    • 03/01/2013 2:32 pm

      TY so much Patricia! 🙂
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  14. 02/01/2013 4:21 am

    So often you manage to find quotations which resonate with me. You’ve done it again with T.S. Elliot. I’ve been a massive fan of his work since my boyhood

    • 03/01/2013 2:33 pm

      I love this one too… It’s perfect for me this year… Blessings & TY! 🙂
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  15. 02/01/2013 5:49 am

    Thanks for your generous gifts. I wish for you a year of heartfelt joy, harmony and calm–each bringing to you inspiration through your days.

    • 03/01/2013 2:34 pm

      Same and TY too for the love… 🙂
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  16. 02/01/2013 5:51 am

    Wonderful, we both quoted T.S. Elliot for New Year’s inspiration! Tips are priceless; thinking of putting each on a sticky note and posting all around for motivation!

    • 03/01/2013 2:35 pm

      Awesome! I shall be round to check it out tonight… TY! 🙂
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  17. 02/01/2013 6:19 am

    What ablessing you are. Thank you for your beautiful gifts. I believe I had a fine beginning :-). Have a blessed New Year full of laughter

    • 03/01/2013 2:37 pm

      Sentiments are mutual… Hoping for better for you this year. TY!
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  18. 02/01/2013 7:33 am

    Thank you so much for the 12 gifts, dear Eliz! T.S. Eliot’s quote is perfect. Beautiful post for opening the new year!

    • 03/01/2013 2:37 pm

      TY Amy…. dear one. I love that quote too. 🙂
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  19. 02/01/2013 7:34 am

    This is very inspiring.

    • 03/01/2013 2:39 pm

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

  20. 02/01/2013 4:47 pm

    Thank you, Eliz for the beautiful blessings.
    I’m sending you love, joy, and peace for 2013.
    Happy New Years! 🙂

    • 03/01/2013 2:39 pm

      Amen to that and I gladly accept. TY! 🙂
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  21. 02/01/2013 4:59 pm

    Thank you for the blessings – I’m sending them back at ya, since their source is limitless! On the first day of the new year, I had brunch with dear friends on a cozy glassed-in porch overlooking a bay. Our brunch stretched lazily into the afternoon. At 4pm, I set out for the beach to listen and breathe and meditate on the ocean until dark. Perfection.

    • 03/01/2013 2:41 pm

      Sounds like a perfect day to me… Amen! TY! 🙂
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  22. 02/01/2013 7:34 pm

    Eliz, I love that you give us a plan for the whole year. I also like the encouragement in the beginning of the post. Here’s to a 2013 full of everything that you mentioned above.

    • 03/01/2013 2:41 pm

      Yes and Yes to that Kozo! Let’ have an amazing, peace-filled year! 🙂
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  23. 02/01/2013 8:44 pm

    ♥Celebrate life; Eat, Pray, & Love Abundantly

    I clicked ‘pray’ and found these beautiful prayers for the New Year. T.Y. for the link!

    I love your blog about the New Year.. It made my day.

    Peter and I had a good-feel-day on Monday, 31st December, in Sydney
    For the evening we were back home celebrating with bubbly wine and some special cake, watching the Sydney Fireworks on midnight. On New Year’s Day we watched the New Year’s Concert live from Vienna. Marvelous program!.We thought this was a good beginning of the New Year.

    Wishing you all the Best for 2013, dear Eliz. Thank you for blogging. I am looking forward to more of your blogs.

    Love, Uta

    • 03/01/2013 2:44 pm

      TY Uta and I’m thrilled for you and Peter… Sending you hugs and love. Glad you clicked on “Pray” above and saw the beautiful prayers… when I read them I had to share the link as they are all precious. TY! 🙂
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  24. 02/01/2013 9:07 pm

    What a lovely new year’s post…. I can’t decide which of your gifts to use first … it feels as though I’m choosing a chocolate in an assorted box.

    • 03/01/2013 2:46 pm

      Dear Rosie… maybe that’s why I’ve been eating lots of chocolate too. 😆 It’s all good.. you can embrace them all; no need to choose if its hard. 😆 TY!
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  25. 02/01/2013 10:17 pm

    Thank you for your thoughtful wishes Eliz! You are wished them back in full measure 🙂 Look forward to continued inspiration from you in the year ahead.

    • 03/01/2013 2:46 pm

      TY Madhu! I’m looking forward to same. 🙂
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  26. 02/01/2013 11:01 pm

    Embrace the year with a smile 🙂 Beautiful post to begin the year!

    • 03/01/2013 2:47 pm

      TY D! Glad you like it. 🙂
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  27. 03/01/2013 12:55 am

    Lovely lucky tree! Where did you find this tree? Chinese new year is on Feb 10 this year. You may like to post it again that week!

    • 03/01/2013 2:48 pm

      I think on Wikipedia or Flickr… the attribution is at the bottom of this post. TY! And I will use it again. I love it. 🙂
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

      • 03/01/2013 9:44 pm

        That’s great! I will look around and see if there are others …to prepare for Chinese New Year!

  28. 03/01/2013 1:13 am

    thank you for:

    “Start the New Year
    with a reflective heart
    and a positive spirit
    and then act on your dreams!”

  29. 03/01/2013 3:24 am

    That NY tree is so pretty.

    • 03/01/2013 2:49 pm

      TY and lady you are the best! 🙂
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  30. 03/01/2013 6:53 am

    Unfortunately, I brought the new year in working. But that is just the nature of my work. If I didn’t already say it, Happy New year. 🙂

    • 03/01/2013 2:50 pm

      Oh… Hope the workload lightens as the year progresses. TY! 🙂
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  31. 03/01/2013 10:22 am

    I will take those tips by heart. It’s never too late to live a healthy body, mind, heart and spirit for 2013. A toast to a better world and a better us!

    • 03/01/2013 2:51 pm

      Toasting right with you and your family… Seriously, next time you come to town connect with me! 🙂 TY!
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  32. 03/01/2013 2:17 pm

    Elizabeth, HAPPY 2013! May your year continue to fill you with your inspirational Mirths and Motivations, a year long gift you provide to us… To me. THANK YOU PLENTY 🙂

    • 03/01/2013 2:51 pm

      THANK YOU PLENTY TOO!!!! Allyson, you are a blessing. TY! 🙂
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  33. 03/01/2013 2:42 pm

    I’ve nominated you for a Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Don’t feel pressure to accept, but if you would like to, you will find the rules here:
    Whether you decide to accept or not, I just wanted to let you know that I think your blog is great!

    • 03/01/2013 6:17 pm

      TY for the award… Much appreciated! 🙂
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  34. 03/01/2013 4:40 pm

    Thanks for the centering. Breath in, out, I’m ready.

    • 03/01/2013 6:18 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Jackie! 🙂
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  35. 03/01/2013 5:25 pm

    Black History Month is just around the corner.

    I wish you a great year!

    • 03/01/2013 6:24 pm

      TY and I wish you same! 🙂
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  36. 03/01/2013 6:01 pm

    Hi there,
    I have nominated your blog for the Sensual Blogging Award ..for details go to
    Congratulations!….I hope you have the time and the inclination to accept the award …..there’s no time frame involved.
    Best wishes, Mary 🙂

    • 03/01/2013 6:27 pm

      TY so much Mary! I hope your 2013 will be magical in more ways… I appreciate the award! 🙂
      •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•

  37. 03/01/2013 6:46 pm

    Thanks so much for the wonderful blessings, Elizabeth. I’ve just got home after a wonderful Christmas with the family. Now I feel my New Year is just beginning. Very exciting indeed. 🙂

    • 05/01/2013 1:27 am

      Wonderful… Welcome back and here’s to abundant blessings in 2013!

  38. 04/01/2013 2:46 pm

    Beautiful Elizabeth! Thanks for the inspiring words! 🙂

    • 04/01/2013 2:52 pm

      TY too for your loving support… When do you leave for G?

      • 04/01/2013 5:36 pm

        I leave tomorrow at 5 am!!!!!

      • 05/01/2013 1:26 am

        Have a safe, productive and blissful trip… Divine protection cover you… {{{HUGS}}}

  39. 05/01/2013 12:28 pm

    Thanks, Elizabeth. Thanks for another wonderful and inspirational post.
    Happy New Year to you and thanks for your continued support.

    • 08/01/2013 12:17 am

      TY for a year of travel and wonder… May 2013 bring many more adventures for you… and abundant blessings too. 🙂


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