My Wishes For You In 2012

This New Year I wish you all the joy of...........

* always having someone to share things with

*that sometimes, just sometimes, you can afford the thing you long for, rather than the thing that will do

*enough good memories to see you through the hard times

* seeing your luggage arriving first on the baggage carousel

* receiving a letter from a friend whose address you've lost

* eating Ben & Jerry's in your pj's

* opening a well-remembered book....the soothing first page...the first familiar words

* being the first to leave footprints in freshly fallen snow

* seeing someone's face light up at the sight of you

* sun-dried laundry

*letters that begin with the words "We are pleased to tell you that....."

* small sticky kisses

*a smile from a stranger

But most of all I wish that in 2012 there will always be something you want to learn, something you want to do, somewhere you want to go, someone you want to meet, and that whatever happens this year you continue to grow and find your bliss.

What's your one wish for yourself this year?

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  1. A beautiful post Van, perfect thoughts for January....I nodded & smiled my way through it.

    Happy New Year sweets, here's to 2012 :) xx

  2. Brilliant post Vanessa. This year, instead of just donating money to charities I'd like to actually DO something useful! x

  3. Oh Vanessa, you are such a treasure. :-) You have inspired me beautifully tonight - just what I needed. :-) My wish for myself is that I will be brave. :-)

  4. Vanessa you are a wonderful friend with an amazing heart! Hope to meet up with you in 2012!

    Love and hugs,

    Lisa Young

  5. What a beautiful post...I will refer back to it often (yours can be my soothing page and familiar word...). Have a wonderful 2012 no matter where you land! ~~Bliss

  6. Oh that I can make myself happier, I'm just not sure where to start but no one's going to do it for me.

  7. Love Love these inspiring wishes, I want to print it out so I can always refer back to it. Thanks for your sweet comment btw. Heres to more dessert this year! ;)

  8. Thank you lovely friends for your comments. I'm pleased it resonated with so many of you xx

  9. Hi Vanessa! Happy New Year to you! These are some sweet wishes girl! I have a new blog address. I wanted you to know. :D

  10. Hi Vanessa!
    I love your wishes! Making the first snow prints in the snow is pretty cool.....your right. I wish for health, happiness and a wonderful new year for my Amanda.

    Thankful to have met a wonderful friend like you and wish you lots of joy in the new year.

    Dee xoxo

  11. Happy New Year, Vanessa! My wish is 2012 brings you many happy returns and that you blog will inspire more readers.

  12. I love this...especially the luggage thing...that is so TRUE. Happy New Year!

  13. Love each and every sentiment Vanessa...especially eating Ben and Jerry's in your PJ's..

    Jeanne xx

  14. TYSM lovely angels for your comments. It's so lovely to see my familiar friends here, and some new friends here such as Jeanne and Kim. TY lovely ladies xx

  15. Such beautiful, perfect words V - seriously each and every point made was something that I'd been thinking about...

    I really hope that whatever you wish for, it comes true for 2012, including great health, laughter and prosperity!

  16. These are just beautiful and so precious! I got chills as I read each one! And isn't it just the best to see your luggage come off first? Priceless :)

    Happy new year, love! xoxo

  17. WHat an amazing post! Thank you so much sweetie, for these beautiful words! I wish you exactly the same thing!

    xx Ivana

    Stop by sometimes :)
    Macarons and Pearls

  18. What a positively LOVELY happy new year wish, Vanessa! Thanks for just the sheer pleasure of reading it and feeling as if I've received each of those things already just be the act of putting myself in each of those places as I read. May the new year be the very very best for you and Luxuria ~ wishing much happiness to be found in every corner of your life's room. xoxo

    Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou

  19. I love this post and it's so inspirational, especially just the simple ones like a smile from a stranger. Sometimes that all it takes to cheer up someone...and the first one "always having someone to share with" is so nice. Great post Vanessa...and thanks so much for your sweet comment.


  20. Vanessa, I just came across your blog via Running in Heels and love your blog! I love this list and love nights of ben & jerry's in pjs!

  21. Nice articles. I'm just blogwalking and very happy to stop here. And also give you some comment here.

    Dont forget to give us some your comment into my blog too.

  22. Thanks for stopping by hun :)
    Hope the first week of 2012 has been good to you.

  23. very cute post!! have a great weekend!!!

  24. Loved the words in the last picture. And if you replace "devil" with husband, that would be me. Haha...

    Have a "laughable" 2012, my friend!



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