Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Wishcasting Wednesday

Yesterday was my daughter's 25th birthday! A quarter of a century ago! I reflected back to the me that was then and also my 25 year old self. I remember making a big statement to a friend that there were so few "firsts" left! How naive I was. There have been so many firsts since then (having my daughter a few years later was one of them - and what a memorable first it was. Happy birthday my darling girl!)

This year alone has seen several firsts - most resulting from plunging into the blogging world - my blog, creating ATCs, taking part in challenges.

Jamie asked us to do a relection of the year and I have so much to be thankful and still reflect on. I am working in my journal to really reflect on her great prompts.


Today Jamie asks us to reflect on a great question:


What is your winter wish?
I do love winter - in all its variety. The lights celebrating the Christmas season, Christmas itself, New Year's, the snow, the crisp air, rosy cheeks, snowmen and snowball fights, even my birthday. There is so much to appreciate.

There is a downside - driving in bad conditions, the lack of sun, the dark days of February, but there are more days of glory than not.

My wish for this season is to focus on well-being:

to continue my healthy eating (10 lbs. down so far!),

to keep creating,

to continue with keeping my gratitude journal and giving each day,

to make a special effort to connect with family and friends this season.

I also want to really feel the joy of this season - I know it was difficult last year.

May we all experience true joy throughout this season!


As Jamie says:
"You can be a maker of magic and a tender of wishes. There is great power in wishing together."
Be sure to visit the other wishcasters at Jamie Ridler Studios.

19 comments:

The Fragrant Muse said...

Oh Beverly, what a great post. You and I are very much in the same place right now. Keep on going mamma, you're doing great!

As Bevery wishes for herself, so I fragrantly wish for her as well!

ginger84 said...

Thank you my darling mother :) I know I still have a bunch of firsts left to experience & I'm very happy I will get to share them with you :) I love you & I'm proud of you for all of your firsts this year!!

Sheila said...

Beautiful and very touching that your daughter is so lovely. As you wish for yourself I wish for you.

Sarah said...

As Beverly wishes for herself, I wish for her also:)
Hi hon...what a wonderful wish...I so deeply wish this for you..I also relate to each and every word! Loved the comment from your sweet daughter..Happy Birthday to her!!
Hugs, Sarah

Stefanie said...

As Beverly wishes for herself, so I wish for her as well.

Wishing you lots of winter goodness.

Karen D said...

As Beverly wishes for herself, so I wish for her also. May you find peace and joy in the winter season. Congratulations on the 10 pounds, that is fantastic.

Holly said...

As Beverly wishes for herself I lovingly and with intention wish for her also.

Julie E. Gabrielli said...

As Beverley wishes for herself, so I warmly wish for her as well.

Betsy Brown said...

As Beverley wishes for herself, so do I wish for her as well.

Suzie Ridler said...

As Beverly wishes for herself, so I wish for her as well.

I have a feeling you are going to have a fantastic winter!

soularchitect said...

As Beverly wishes for herself, I wish for her also. May you enjoy the magic of the season.

Yvonne Rathbone said...

As Beverly wishes for herself, so I wish for her as well. May you have a joyous winter.

Sheila said...

As Beverly wishes for her self, so I wish for her as well.

Applause on those 10 pounds and congrats on the good job on that girl of yours - what a sweetie!

Be well and safe.

Sulwyn said...

As Beverly wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Beverley Baird said...

Thank you so much everyone for your so lovely/loving comments!
May you all be blessed with a wonderful winter!

Jules said...

As Beverley wishes for herself, I so wish for her also

Robin said...

Beverley, I wish you joy in every sense of the word. You have so, so many wonderful "firsts" ahead of you!

brandi said...

~as Beverley wishes for herself so I wish for her also~

artbrat said...

Hi Beverly. I love your wish list and hope they all come true for you. I'm paired up with you in the Mother Henna gift exchange. I'd appreciate it if you could email me your address and maybe some color ideas etc. My email is... brandygerber at hotmail dot com. Thanks