Saturday, December 31, 2011

me thinks

"When you appreciate what you have, what you have appreciates in value.  Kinda cool right?  So basically, being grateful for the goodness that is already evident in your life will bring you a deeper sense of happiness.  And that’s without having to go out and buy anything.  It makes sense.  We’re gonna have a hard time ever being happy if we aren’t thankful for what we already have".
script from a friend today

as 2011 comes to a close we remember Sidney, who passed away in July,
and who always appreciated the simple gifts life offered.

may your year ahead be replete with joy and thankfulness


  1. The secret to happiness is not getting the things you want but wanting the things you have. Have a very happy New Year Nancy!


    P.S. Thanks for posting that picture of Sidney, what a wise old man.

  2. though i never knew sidney, i can imagine he was a valued family member. your family, the extended one i know that is, is remarkable. long ridge farm is a place of beauty and dare i say, magic? happy new year, nancy.

  3. i missed meeting Sidney by a whisker...but i'm very happy to have met the rest of his family and to have pootled about in some of his pawsteps

    Happy New Year to y'all. i'll be seeing you!

  4. love to you sweet

  5. OH, would you just look at that dear, dear face!

    Just wanted to pop by, Nancy, to [ clink ] wish you a good one - hAPpy NEw yEaR!!

  6. A toast to Sidney, who's secret to happiness most likely was all of you, to friends old and new and to happiness which is usually right under our noses, in the here and now and not what we think or long for in the future.
    May each day of your 2012 be truly lived!
    Happy new year Nancy.

  7. thank you, Christi and Theresa!
    Happy New Year!