Monday, December 31, 2012

Out With The Old and In With The New

On the eve of the new year I am already beginning to fill hope and renewal.  No matter how good or bad the past year has been I ALWAYS look forward to the new year.  There is always something I can do better, something more I can hope will transpire.

2012 has been a year of challenges, opportunities, and a lot of serendipity.  In my mind, every challenge opens a window or door of opportunity.  And the simple act of waking each day and being open to what may come provides many serendipitous blessings. So, I am saying goodbye to 2012 challenges and hello to 2013 opportunities. I will strive to be present in each day and open to all the blessing it will bring.

As part of these new opportunities I am partnering with other writers to share 2013 resolutions. I have lots of resolutions this year. Some are the usual: lose weight, eat healthy, exercise, be more patient, and look for opportunities to make a difference in the world.  Other resolutions are more specific to a current or recent challenge.

For the next nine days, a group of my favorite author friends and I will be helping each other with one of our New Year's resolutions. (Special thanks to Jessie Smith for suggesting this to us!)  Each resolution is different. Mine is to take a vacation.  I didn't get one last year and this year is looking iffy.  So, each of the writers will be guest posting on my blog about this resolution and their approach or ideas to help me make my resolution this year. After the other eight authors have posted, I will wrap up with how I'm going to make this resolution work for me. In turn, I will be posting on each of their blogs to help with their resolutions too.  The list of writers and resolutions is at the end of this blog.  I hope you check each blog every one of the nine days.  I suspect some of these resolutions are on your list too. We would also love to hear your stories and resolutions along the way.

The Resolve 2013 Tour begins January 1st and goes for nine days.  I hope you will take the opportunity to stop by each of the nine blogs below on each of the nine days.  Get to know these wonderful authors better and maybe get a couple of ideas on how to make your own 2013 resolutions successful.  Of course, there are always prizes for commenters. (I'm offering a $25 gift card to Amazon, B&N, Kobo, or iBooks. Other authors are doing there own gifts.) But the best prize of all for me will be hearing from my readers and friends. What better way to start the new year than with connecting in our shared desire to be better, to do better, and to reach for the stars?

THE RESOLUTION TOUR - January 1 - 9, 2013

Happy New Year! What are some of your new year resolutions?  I'm happily anticipating all of your comments.


TeriBrownwrites said...

What a wonderful idea! YOu deserve a vacation!

Melia Alexander said...

Hello to 2013 opportunities -- I love that, Maggie!

Happy New Year!


Maggie Jaimeson said...

Thanks Teri and Melia. Yes, 2013 is filled with opportunities. I just have to keep my eyes open to notice.

Linda Mercury said...

This blog tour is more fun than should be allowed. I'm loving reading everyone's insights.

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