Two Thousand and Thirteen

Two thousand and thirteen – has an unusual ring to it don’t you think?? Thirteen has been linked to superstitions –  Friday the 13th, 13 turns make a traditional hangman’s noose as anything less would not snap a neck. There is significance of thirteen in other ways – there are 13 notes, by inclusive counting, in a full chromatic musical octave,  twelve disciples and Christ at the last supper making 13, in Judaism, 13 signifies the age at which a boy matures and becomes a Bar Mitzvah, 13 is the age that adepts usually start to learn Witchcraft. There are many links to thirteen.

I am looking forward to the new year as I do each year. New beginnings, looking ahead, learning from the mistakes of last year and taking the good forward with me into the new.

Last year was a very busy one in our family – the wedding of our middle daughter being pivotal in the year with preparing for the big event and the wedding itself. Our eldest daughter moved to Ontario which is fabulous for her but we sure do miss her. We turned 50 this year and celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary. There were parties and celebrations, and there were losses too. We remember those no longer with us – being friends and family.

I look to 2013 as a year for US. Now that we are “empty nesters” we are planning some “us” activities. I am looking forward to that.

As for resolutions – I will make a couple to myself and see how I do with that. Slight changes in what I do, trying to de-clutter (something my dearest will look forward to seeing), and a few others. I hope you will peek at the link I posted below to some interesting thoughts on how to make & stick to your resolutions.

A New Year, new thoughts and ideas. Looking forward to new challenges and changes – as change is inevitable – easier to embrace than fight. New understanding, new ways to hear what people are saying, new ways to truly listen and be present.  New hope for each of us.

My wish for you and yours  in 2013 is for good health, much joy, happiness, peace, blessings & the love and laughter of family and friends.

Peace & blessings,

Whether we want them or not, the New Year will bring new challenges; whether we seize them or not, the New Year will bring new opportunities.  ~Michael Josephson