Tuesday, January 1, 2013


"I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.

Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, 
trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself,
 changing yourself, changing your world. 
You're doing things you've never done before, 
and more importantly, you're doing something.

So that's my wish for you, and all of us, 
and my wish for myself. Make new mistakes. 
Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes 
nobody's ever made before. Don't freeze, don't stop,
 don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, 
whatever it is: art, or love, or work, or family or life.

Whatever it is you're scared of doing, do it.

Make mistakes, next year and forever."
~Neil Gaiman

Happy New Year! There's something wonderful about those words. The start of a new year holds so much possibility. The above quote is in honor of our January Focus "Quotes for the New Year". I love quotes and I'm sure we're all going to enjoy sharing our favorites with each other.

Thank you to all of our readers who commented over the past two weeks. It is so great to share our days with you! As you know, we've been reading your comments as well as enjoying your Flickr posts and from them have drawn a winner for our first ever FOL giveaway. And the winner is . . .

Cathy Hubmann

Congratulations, Cathy! We will e-mail you your Adorama gift certificate. Enjoy and be sure to share with us what you did with it. Thanks so much for playing along with us and congratulations on being our first giveaway winner!

I hope everyone has a very happy New Year and that we see you all in the days and months to come. We have some big things planned for 2013, so be sure to come by and visit often.

"This is the new year, the new you. 
You can pass through another year, 
coasting on cruise control. Or you can step out 
of your comfort zone, trying things you have never 
done before, and make 2013 the year you elevate 
from where you are and soar high. 
Make it happen!"  ~ Pablo  




Carol said...

CONGRATULATIONS CATHY ! I"m so glad to see this because you work so hard on you craft. I always enjoy your peaceful beautiful images, and your kind ness shows through, Hurray!

Kim Stevens said...

Yeah Cathy!! And lovely first of the year post Terri, with some fabulous quotes to inspire! Mistakes are always good things...we always hope our children make mistakes when they are young so that they can learn under the care of our protective wings, and we forget that we need to take risks for ourselves.

Viv (modifica) said...

Wow what a brilliant post and quote, thanks so much guys for a wonderful inspiring blog... here's to a creative, healthy and peaceful 2013...

Deanna said...

What a beautiful post and image to start our New Year...congratulations Cathy...have fun!!

Carol said...

Very profound, Kim

Dotti said...

Wonderful inspirational quotes and lovely photo. And ... a big warm congratulations to Cathy! What a fantastic way to start your new year!

Happy New Year to each and everyone of our FOL family!

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

YAh!!! Cathy good for you. Enjoy enjoy! You have always been such a wonderful supporter of our lil family.

Terri -- as has been said great quote.

This is going to be a FABULOUS year! Not looking back just today and on!

Hugs to you all and best to all of you and your families!

heyjudephotography said...

Yes, Terri, I agree with everyone else - wonderful photo and quote to start our new year out right. Congratulations to Cathy for winning our first ever give-away! Let us know what you do with it! I'm looking forward to a brand new year with all of my "life sisters" and our great readers!

Jeanne said...

Such great advice for the new year! Congratulations to Cathy and hope that you enjoy your gift certificate! The flickr group has been so enjoyable and have loved seeing all of the shots!

Cathy H. said...

Oh, I'm so excited!! I'm dancing around my computer here!!! Thank you!!! Thank you!!! I am one of those unlucky people that never wins anything!! In fact, I can only remember winning two other prizes in my life!! What a wonderful way to start the New Year!! I love reading this blog! You make me laugh, you make me weep, you inspire me, and encourage me! I don't always comment, but I'm here every day!! I did get my gift certificate and I'm ready to head over to their site and shop!! Whatever I decided to purchase, I'll think of each of you every time I use it! Thank you again and Happy New Year to all of you!

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