A Good Home

A New Year

From my heart.

Cynthia Reyes

Blog Photo - New Year's Poem Birthday Cake

We measure a year in months and milestones

Birthdays and other anniversaries

The goals achieved, honours received

And various victories.

Blog Photo - New Year's Poem Sunset

These things we dream of, yearn for, live towards

The dates forecast in calendars

And marked off by celebrations

Of our lives.

aunt Rose with her son, great niece, and great-great niece

I wish you all that and more.

Blog Photo - Garden - Butterfly on Mint

But when I wish you a happy new year

I know there will also be struggles

And challenges and dirty dishes

Because this is life.

Blog Photo - New Year's Poem Maple Leaves

And so I wish you:



For when things turn out crazy

Blog Photo - flowers with alium closer


On days of loss or disappointment

Blog Photo - New Year's Poem CR Thinking


In times of uncomfortable change

Blog Photo - New Year's Poem Hydrangea in Rain


In the small things, not just the big ones

Blog Photo - Doggies in window

Blog Photo - Doggie Runs


For the gifts you have and will receive

Photo by Hamlin Grange


For tomorrow and the morrow after

Forest Tunnel


To do the things you most enjoy

Blog Photo - New Year's Poem Skiis on Snow with Trees

Blog Photo - New Year's Poem Cyclist

Blog Photo - Playing guitar 1


In the fact of your humanity.

Book launch cynthia and rev claire


Dedicated to my Family, with love.


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63 thoughts on “A New Year”

    1. So glad to know you find this calming and inspiring. I think of you from time to time, especially knowing that Rick’s mother recently passed and that much of your life was dedicated to making her time comfortable and peaceful.

  1. Lovely post. Thanks!
    I have to ask, the path through the tunnel of cedar trees, that isn’t up at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario is it? It certainly looks like it!

  2. “Health to do the things you enjoy”, jumped out at me. Thank you, dear Cynthia, for a lovely post reminding us of what we already have as we enter 2016. May your cup run over with peace, love and joy.
    Blessings ~ Wendy

  3. Yours are lovely wishes for the New Year as well, Cynthia. Thank you, and I will be blessed if half your kind wishes come true.
    p.s. I won’t comment on the faucet page because I don’t own this home and wouldn’t want to even chance winning it away from someone who would love it and install it; however, count your blessings – I’m sure you do – that you have a man that would go beyond the faucet installation to beautify your powder room. What a gem!

  4. And – a little late – a very happy New Year to you too. May it be filled with all you have so graciously wished for others.

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