We measure a year in months and milestones
Birthdays and other anniversaries
The goals achieved, honours received
And various victories.
These things we dream of, yearn for, live towards
The dates forecast in calendars
And marked off by celebrations
Of our lives.
I wish you all that and more.
But when I wish you a happy new year
I know there may also be losses
And challenges, and dirty dishes
Because this is life.
And so I wish you:
For when things turn out crazy
On days of loss or disappointment
In times of uncomfortable change
In the small things, not just the big ones
For the gifts you’ve had and will receive
For tomorrow and the morrow after
To do the things you most enjoy
In the fact of your humanity.
From my family to you: our best wishes for the year ahead.
44 thoughts on “Happy New Year”
This is just the best New Year’s wish I have ever read and beautifully illustrated. All the best to you and yours in 2020!
Thank you, dear Jo Nell. It’s always lovely to hear from you. My best wishes to you and yours!
And the same to all of you!
A lovely post Cynthia. A very happy new year to you and all yours.
May Health, Wealth and Happiness attend you all year long
and may all your wishes come true.
Thank you, David. And I heartily wish you the same.
Thank you for the beautiful images and messages, Cynthia. Wishing you countless blessings as the new decade unfolds.
Love, Marie & family
Marie Wilson, C.M., O.N.W.T., M.S.C. Commissioner TRC of Canada 2009-15
Thank you, dear Marie!
Happy New Year! 😀
Thank you for the heartfelt New Year’s wishes. All the best to your and your family in the coming year!
Thank you, Liz.
Oh, that baby!!! Happy New Year to you and yours.
What a beautiful new year’s wish, Cynthia. It made me tear up, it was so heartfelt and wise. Thank you and many happy returns of new years!
Thank you, Lisa. I hope 2020 is kind to you.
Thanks for your gracious and wise blessings Cynthia. Your words bring me comfort. I’m grateful to have connected with you. May our lives continue to intersect and may our lives be full of love, joy, and the grace to embrace the challenges. Hugs and blessings to you and yours.
Thanks so much, Brad. Your words and wishes are lovely. I hope the new year treats you well.
You are most welcome Cynthia. I treasure you and your writing.
A Happy and Joyous New Year to you and your lovely family.
This is wonderful. All the best to you and your family, as well, Cynthia!
Bless you too, dear Cynthia and family! May 2020 be filled with all good things for you!
Much love from our family to yours. ❤
May all the blessings and prayers you send to others be yours too – Happy New Year – Lois
A typically thoughtful post, Cynthia. Your good wishes reciprocated.
What a beautiful heartfelt and meaningful New Year’s greeting, Cynthia.
May this new year bring you and your family all that is good.
Love the New Years wish and the lovely pictures. Same wish to you and your family in 2020. May your vision be the way you want or need it.
Happy New Year Cynthia!
Happy new year to you and your family, Cynthia!
Same to you, Jason!
Absolutely beautiful post! One of my favorites! I wish you the very same wishes filled with abundant blessings. Happy New Year!
Thanks! Lovely of you to visit and comment. Happy new year.
What a beautiful New Year’s message. It covers every facet. This is one of the most beautiful posts you have written.. Thank you.
All good wishes to you and family.
Thank you, Paula. Wishing you and Bert a happy new year.
Happy New Year! ❤
What a beautiful post! And many happy returns to you, Cynthia! 🙂
And, Blessings. – Oscar
Such a beautiful family! And I’m including the furry members in that description:). Happy New Year, Cynthia! These are blessed wishes. I hope your year is abundant!
Beautiful post … I wish the same for you! Happy New year to you and yours!
Lovely! Best wishes for a wonderful new year for you too.
Such a wonderful New Year wish Cynthia. Thank you for all the pleasures that you have provided us through your wonderful blog. All the best for you and your family this year.
Lovely post, Cynthia. 🙂
Cynthia – how very, very lovely, And even though I’m just arriving on January 20th, know that I wish all those wonderful things for you and your family as well. Thanks so much for the wonderful photographic journey.