Wednesday, January 1, 2014

a new year

I always feel very retrospective at the end of another year and the beginning of the next.

I've never been one for writing resolutions, but one of the things I am going to start doing this year is to keep a notebook of positivity. I'm going to try and write down something positive for each day; a highlight of the day, something I've done, created, something to remember, to be grateful for. A word, a sentence or a paragraph.

I often feel like I haven't accomplished enough each day, well not what I want to accomplish! Hopefully by writing things down I'll feel like each day has been lived more fully. Hopefully by taking the time to notice the small things, and not worry about the big picture, the anxiety will lessen.

I've also thought about what I want to do with this blog. And I'm going to worry less about it! Not worry about how often I post, or how many followers I have, or how many comments I get. Not to compare it to other blogs I read.

The photos were taken today, on a not very summery beginning to 2014. Between showers we managed a half hour walk beside the sea. To the Motueka Sandspit a place we'd never been before, yet is only 20 minutes from home. It's currently home to the godwits after their epic flight of 11,500 kms from Alaska, along with numerous other birds. It's good to get out and explore new places.

Later in the afternoon looking out the window I saw this rainbow. A good omen for 2014. Wishing you all  the best for this year, may you find happiness and joy in your endeavours. Sally x


  1. Love all these thoughts Sally - writing down a positive thought for each day has enormous power. One of my favourite quotes is: Comparison is the thief of joy. So not worrying about your blog stats and comparing it is definitely the way to go! Wishing you a wonderful new year x

  2. All the best to you and your family for 2014 Sally.
    I like your positive notebook idea - it is one I may/would like to/SHOULD copy.
    Beautiful photographs. What is that dripping pod thingy?

  3. Such a pretty rainbow! What a great way to start out the new year. I love your idea of a notebook of positivity. I know that I tend to focus on the negative and forget about all the positive things that have happened to me, so this is an awesome practice. Wishing you a wonderful 2014 :)

  4. That looks a beautiful location for a walk with some beautiful pictures. Hope the postive notebook helps. I love dropping by to visit you. There are advantages in having a smaller number of followers.
    Sarah x

  5. ohhhhhh....these are gorgeous photos!
    and a happy belated new year to you!
    (it's still January, so I figure that counts...)