Happy 2013!

Happy New Year! To my dear friends far and near. I hope you had a lovely holiday. I’ve missed you and so excited to share this coming year together. I believe that 2013 will be a really AWESOME year.

Each of us has their own wishes and goals to be achieved this year. I’ve been thinking about how and where I want to focus my time and energy. Since I’ve never been good in making a list of resolutions because every year is different and we can’t predict the things that can happen.

What I can do is to continue living a more minimalist and meaningful life, find a better balance between work and recreation, let my mind be free to learn and grown without involving it in too much thinking or polluting my mind with things that are outside of my control. Else if you let it, these can stop one’s progress in life. I realized when we do that, our body and soul are so much lighter after all and it feels so good to be this way. When you just let things be, it seems like an invisible force is protecting you and your path is wide open, and you just need to follow and believe in the force of your dreams. It is a good time to take more risks in 2013.

And one more thing I wish more than anything else, is that more good people come out of their cocoons, their safety zones. Stop giving so much importance to trivia or idolize people. Help each other without expecting return favors. Act in kindness from the heart. Respond to emails, respond to comments supporting your blog friends, especially those who just started. Make contact with someone that you haven’t seen in a very long time to say Hi or ask how they’re doing to say I was just thinking about you. Wave to your neighbor with a smile. Before all the fancy technology & social networking, people used to write pages of long beautiful letters to the loved ones. Mail used to travel weeks even months until it reached its final destination. Do you know why one would expend all this effort? Because people from that time used to CARE so as to spend quality time! So let’s care a little more today and make time for our friends, family and loved ones …

You will be surprised how you can make someone happier or maybe even create a small miracle with simple gestures like that. The human spirit, once awoken, is capable of so much beauty, creativity and good if only the heart is open. The miracle that it hence set free in the present moment will be its own reward.

So again have a wonderful New Year and enjoy every moment of your life because it is precious.


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  1. ILpiccoloMONDODICRI says:

    Coming here in your blog is a pleasure, because it makes me feel! I read a good text, I see pretty images and I listen to a good and relaxing music! How wonderful! With open mind and heart, I’ll try to live a more meaningful life!

    When is your b-day?


  2. The Foolish Aesthete says:

    Happy New Year, Rhonya! I hope you have a good start to the new year. And your post gets at the heart of a meaningful life. My husband always remembers what his uncle advised him: it’s just nice to be nice. Even if there is nothing gained (materially anyway) from doing so. Good luck for 2103! – J xx

    • Rhônya says:

      And Jenny I totally agree with your husband’s uncle’s saying that it’s just nice to be nice, because there’s beauty & dignity in that! It’s not that hard to be nice with others.

      Best wishes for 2013 too.

  3. Georgianna says:

    Such wonderful thoughts and sentiments, Rhônya! You’ve given this topic a lot of thought and your insights are so accurate as well as thought-provoking.

    I hope you have a really fabulous year ahead filled with many wonderful adventures. Happy New Year!


    • Rhônya says:

      Yes Georgianna, I did put lots of thought into this post. I feel that as a society many have lost a sense of caring for others, but not everybody is like that —those who think the world revolves around them have less room in their hearts to care about others.

  4. rose says:

    OWmmmm! Que palavras lindas!
    Que este espírito natalino fique presente durante o ano inteiro.Iluminado seja aquele que sair do casulo e ser e fazer este mundo feliz.
    Que suas ideias e palavras fazem tudo iluminar.

  5. Camila Faria says:

    Rhonya, thank you for this sweet post! You’re such a lovely person! One of my goals for 2013 is live a simpler and more minimalist life. I know we can do it!

    Happy 2013!!!

  6. lisa says:

    Happy New Year, dear Rhonya!!
    What a wonderful post this is, and I truly enjoyed reading it.
    I hope you had a beautiful Christmas, and I wish you all the most wonderful things in 2013.


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