Monday, December 31, 2007

Last post of the year

Voila!!! We have couches! To sit on! Like real people! And we will not mention the chocolate which son no.2 ate on the couch while I was out this morning. Not if we want a Happy New Year type of post.

Daughter has beetled off to London to visit her friends and to spend New Year with her brother and sister-in-law, and I am trying to sort Mum for her visit to my sister and also attempting to catch up with the washing and other sundry essentials. It is grey and cold out, and I had a thoughtful, philosophical post written, but then decided that it could wait. I have no idea what for, but just not now.

2008 is just hours away now, and it is already the New Year in New Zealand. Time.... it is all relative. There are people being born, and people dying every second of the day. People laughing, people weeping, people celebrating and people suffering. Billions of lives being lived around the globe in different places and time zones right now. Tomorrow will dawn for each of us, wherever we are, and it will be a unique day for each one of us. How we choose to spend it is up to us.

We can't stop time, or slow it down. Nor can we make time, or stretch it. My hope and prayer for all of us for 2008 is that we use every minute we are given wisely, on the things that really matter, loving and laughing and living with all our hearts right here in the present.

THIS is the day that the Lord has given us. Let us rejoice and be glad in it!

Happy New Year to you all!

10 comments:

At A Hen's Pace said...

And a happy new year to you as well, Linds!

I love the couches!!!!

Jeanne

Crystal said...

The couches are very nice! Enjoy - I hope you will spend many contented hours nestled in there. I like your thoughts about living every minute of the new year. Happy New Year to you - may you be blessed and may you be a blessing every day!

His Singer said...

Beautiful, my dear...both you and the couches! :-)

Since you'll be celebrating so much "earlier" than we, Happy New Year!

You've been a blessing to me this past year, Linds. I can't wait to see what 2008 brings.

I'm off to do the many errands/fun things before the deadly traffic begins tonight. Enjoy the quiet night at home.

C

Morning Glory said...

The couches are soooo pretty -- sorry about the chocolate. I hope it comes out.

Your words are thoughtful and to the point. Time is so precious. Happy New Year to you, too, Friend!

PEA said...

I just love your new couches, they look wonderful and so cozy!

New Year is a time for celebration of love, of life, of friendship. It's the time to thank God for wonderful friends, and to bring to their lives as much magic as they bring to ours...so here's celebrating our friendship and praying that its magic continues forever. Happy New Year to you and yours dear Linds! xoxo

Dawn said...

Lovely couches! But it'll be years before I can even think about white, or any white color. Are they leather or fabric?

Such good thoughts about time. Very philosophical - can't wait to see the one you decided to wait for!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Amen to that!

Love the new sofas...very sophisticated. It was white chocolate, eh? :)

Happy New Year!

Jo and JD said...

Very well said dear heart. We wish you the best of New Years filled with good health, love, and happiness. Not to mention the opportunity to take a break from time to time and enjoy those new couches.

Linds said...

Hey girls... fabric.. BUT removable and machine washable! I live in hope that they will stay clean. Vain hope, maybe. BUT.... I can get other covers in different colours easily, and was thinking I may get some red ones for next winter. Hopefully by then the hideous old carpet will be history.

Lori said...

Well written! I too want to absorb every day like a sponge. Time does travel way to fast.

Wishing you and your family and blessed and safe New Year!!