Happy New Year in 2018, or, Saturday Morning at 7:13am


I read Bumble Ward’s blog, Miss Whistle, and I follow her on Instagram. Bumble practices a kind of yoga that focuses on love. She’ll post the words, Only Love. Often some skeptical part of me responds, “Yeah, it’s not that easy.”

There was a Facebook meme going around that asked you to post a word of good feeling that began with the first letter of your name, as wishes for the New Year. I refrained.

But on New Year’s Day my husband and I were up in San Francisco and I saw this out a window and figured, well, OK, even a Sturdy Gal knows when to bow to the universe.

From my Instagram feed, then,

I wish you all a Happy New Year. It isn’t easy, sometimes the lights go out, but it’s possible.

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17 Comments

  • Hello Lisa, Happy New Year! This is the season for symbolic portents, so you may as well accept this sign for a good year–or more, since there is no expiration date.
    –Jim

    01/11/18
    10:28 am
    Lisa said...

    @Parnassus, I welcome the portent, thank you for pointing that out, and Happy New Year to you too!

  • And I wish you and all your readers Vim, Vigor, Vitality, and Variety – but most of all, Vision and Voice.

    Plus, although November is many months away, make a Vow now to Vote – and to make 2018 a better-than-good New Year!

    01/07/18
    5:45 am
    KSL said...

    Yes please. Thank you V!

    01/11/18
    10:28 am
    Lisa said...

    @Victoire, Yes to all, Very very very very yes:).

  • But,than there is always “All the Light We cannot see” :-)
    And Love,too
    Happy 2018,Lisa
    My word could be Kindness!
    Dottoressa

    01/08/18
    5:46 am
    Loretta Marvel said...

    @dottoressa,
    I love this reminder! All the light we cannot see indeed!

    01/11/18
    10:31 am
    Lisa said...

    @dottoressa, Kindness seems like a perfect word for you. All the best, and all the light, whether we see it or no.

  • Deep Sigh. Interesting how something appears.

    Happy New Year!

    01/11/18
    10:31 am
    Lisa said...

    @Mardel, Listening to the universe is almost always a pleasure, no matter what it tell us. Happy New Year to you too!

  • The universe has spoken. Love and happiness to you!

    01/11/18
    10:33 am
    Lisa said...

    @Jane, And to you! And to the universe:).

  • Coincidence or not, it’s a lovely thought.

    01/11/18
    10:33 am
    Lisa said...

    @MaryAnne, Agree completely. And send a heart to seal the deal.

  • There you go! It’s out there so much love to you and yours. Happy New year! I hope.

    01/11/18
    10:34 am
    Lisa said...

    @Sandra-Apart From My Art, It’s out there! And Happy New Year and love to you and yours as well.

  • Only Love is the title of one of Sri Daya Mata’s books.
    She was former President of Self Realization Fellowship, the organization founded by Paramahansa Yogananda. Many beautiful ideas may be found within.

    01/11/18
    10:46 am
    Lisa said...

    @Marie, I hope those ideas have brought you peace and joy.

  • And there it is.

    01/11/18
    10:36 am
    Lisa said...

    @Pamela, xoxox

  • With the current political climate it`s sometimes hard to remember what matters.
    Your right to be skeptical but I think you have an excellent grasp of what`s important.
    Love to you and your readers.
    luci

    01/11/18
    10:36 am
    Lisa said...

    @luci, Thank you very much. Love back to you too.

  • I saw that on FB and thought of kindness. 2017 seemed to be a tough year for everyone I know and I don’t want to go on a rant, but the political climate has been very tough on me emotionally. In addition the #metoo revelations hit hard and I’m still sort of processing it all.
    So kindness towards others, which is easier for me than kindness towards myself, which I’m working on.
    And of course Love always. xo

    01/11/18
    10:37 am
    Lisa said...

    @KSL, Kindness to yourself, because you have to keep the reservoirs full. Love always.

  • I follow her, too! A very cool and inspiring lady, as are you.

    01/11/18
    10:37 am
    Lisa said...

    @Deb McDonnell, She is cool and inspiring and a wonderful writer, and I’m thrilled to be included in the same breath. Thank you.

  • You are always a shining light, Lisa, a beacon of hope. Happy New Year to you!

    01/11/18
    10:38 am
    Lisa said...

    @Chronica Domus, You are so kind to say that! A very very happy new year to you too. xox.

  • Happy New Year, Lisa.
    So many have told me to be happy that we are leaving 2017 behind. I hesitate to join the chorus. If only time was as linear and finite as we pretend it is. The continuum has no clear endings or beginnings. As sentient beings, we shape it in our minds – and how differently we each approach this. In the end, we are grateful for the light of each new day.

    01/11/18
    10:41 am
    Lisa said...

    @Loretta Marvel, Ah so true. And helpful. Thank you.

  • Happy New Year! I detest New Year’s Resolutions. The focus is usually on the negative and how to correct it. I much prefer good omens. You found a great one. Thanks for capturing it!

    01/11/18
    10:42 am
    Lisa said...

    @Linda Pakravan, You are so welcome, I am fortunate, I feel that my resolutions were made last year and this year I am just trying to breathe and continue and remember to notice how lucky I am. Happy New Year!

  • That’s pretty fantastic! Happy New Year All

    01/11/18
    10:42 am
    Lisa said...

    @Darla, And to you!

  • Clarity; charity (to others and to me); calmness and comfort.

    01/11/18
    10:45 am
    Lisa said...

    @Chris, Even the recitation of those words makes me calmer. And charity, coming from “caritas,” meaning love of humanity.