Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy 2009



Happy New Year!

Here's wishing you a joyful year of 2009. May good health, good luck, peace and fulfilment be with you. I wish that each day of your life is lived with enthusiasm, and that you would experience the joy of living each day to the fullest.

Please remember to stay hopefully even when things should seem to be dark.

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I shall then celebrate the year 2009 and end this post with one of my favourite quotes. May it inspire!

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate,
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous --
Actually, who are you not to be?

You are a child of God.
Your playing small doesn't serve the world.
There is nothing enlightening about shrinking so that other people
Won't feel insecure around you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us.
It is not just in some of us: it is in everyone,
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously
Give other people permission to do the same.


- Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love (New York: Harper Collins, 1992)

7 comments:

Lam Chun See said...

PY. Best wishes for the new year to you.

Eh ... in your favourite quote, 5th line from the bottom:

"so that other people
Won't fear insecure around you."

Should that be "feel insecure"?

oceanskies79 said...

Chun See: Thank you for reading it so thoughtfully. Yes, you are right. I have amended the typo error. Thank you.

Happy New Year.

Jammie J. said...

Happy New Year and wishes for peace and joy for the next year.

I enjoyed reading the quote. :)

mistipurple said...

happy new year PY. i wish you (again) a good year ahead.

and you know what? the word verification is "WISER". can you beat that!! and i have always been wishing a year of wisdom for you, and when i thought i have repeated it more than enough, LOL!

kyh said...

Happy New Year! I wish you and your loved ones a very special year ahead, and one that is fruitful and worth remembering. :)

Doreen said...

What you've written is very true and inspiring. Happy new year!

oceanskies79 said...

Jammie: It is lovely of you to come by. Thank you for your well-wishes. I wish you a Happy New Year too. The quote is nice indeed. :)

Misti: Thank you for your wishes. How lucky it is that you got the word "wiser" as the word verification! I will love to grow wiser with each day. :)

kyk: Thank you for your wishes. I hope year 2009 will be a meaningful one to you.

Doreen: Happy New Year. :)