Happy New Year. I Hope everyone’s holidays have been as blessed as mine have been.
I received that cute little bluebird as a Christmas gift from my grandson’s girlfriend Shirley. Nothing expensive or elaborate like some of my other collectables, but quite possibly the most thought provoking of them all. As I was sitting here this morning thinking about my next post, my new year, my jewelry business…. I happened to glance over to this little bluebird with its glimmering eye and bucket of violets and was immediately calmed. It was as if I received an omen that all was going to be. Be what? That was just it! What my Hopes for were, were going to be!
HOPE: “An optimistic attitude of mind based on an expectation of positive outcomes……”
I also looked up the spiritual meaning of Bluebirds on Wikipedia and found a couple of interesting items. First, sailors used bluebird tattoos to signify home and family. And bluebirds are considered a good omen. Of course there is the “Bluebird of Happiness”.
Alexander Pope in his Essay on Man states:
“Hope springs eternal in the human breast;
Man never is, but always to be blessed:
The soul, uneasy and confined from home,
Rests and expatiates in a life to come.”
Wow…. I have such great Hope now for New Year with New Ideas.
As everyone else has done I’m sure, I have made my resolutions.
1. Make a bracelet a week
2. No buying of beads unless needed for a special order
3. Use up some of stash more often ( well I guess that goes with #2)
4. Get my etsy shop going
These are my ideas and goals for the new year. And I feel confident that I can achieve them. I look forward to showing you my first achievement by the end of next week. A bracelet that I will dedicate to Shirley and her bluebird present.
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