It will soon be 2013. I am looking back and counting all my blessings but also looking forward to diving into the new year with hopes and dreams, ideas and plans. As I always do each January, I make a list of things I would like to accomplish. I strive to meet all my goals but I am only human and always fall short of the list of goals.
I think I have made great strides in 2012. I have managed to juggle several care-giving jobs and build my craft and grow my business. I have had my moments of doubt but I have ways of coping. Those ways always proved to be by prayer, helping others and not lingering in the self pity too long. God has provided for me every step of the way and many weeks during the summer I didn’t know where my next job was going to be but I trusted and He provided. I have survived and I will keep pressing on, of coarse.
Most of all, I am so grateful for the support I have received from my loved ones including my family, my friends, my church family, my customers, even the long distance Facebook friends have been encouraging. Most of all I am grateful for Jesus, because without him none of this would exist. He has given me a gift for being creative but also to use that gift to show the light of God. I love creating things that make people smile. In turn, I am content and at peace. I have joy in my heart knowing I have done my best.
I know I don’t have many followers yet but that’s okay. I am still trying to figure out the whole technology thing, with the latest social media avenues. Thanks to both my daughter’s, stay at home mom of 3 kids, Shauna Quintero, who has 2 blogs now, Christian’s Journey and Mamma Candy and Natalie Paul who is busy with her 3 kids, and a new job but still finds time to FB and study up on the latest state of the art camera programs and computer gadgets, they are both a SM savey enough plus they keep me up on the latest fashion trends which is equally important!
My prayer for all my loved ones is to not just be in good health but excellent health, and to truly know the peace that God gives freely to all who seek him. And to know how much he really loves us. To have Joy. Take time to smell the roses. Spend time with a little child, a teenager or the elderly. Laugh. Be Merry. Most of all BE A LIGHT FOR OTHERS!
God Bless Everyone, Cheers to a new year!