Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Wishing You a Positive New Year

"An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves." Bill Vaughn

A pessimist by nature, I am going to make a big effort to turn my negative thoughts into positive ones this coming year. No matter what life throws at me I am going to turn the tables and make sure that I view things with a much more positive attitude.

Most of my pessimism is borne out of fear. Fear of the unknown, fear of the known. I am going to face up to my fears and fight back!!!

I wish all of you a year full of positive things, and if they are not positive then lets make them so.

22 comments:

Rosie said...

I am like you and a pessimist. What's the saying ' You have nothing to fear but fear itself' Fear stops us all from doing things. If only we can ignore it perhaps we would achieve so much more.Happy New Year to you Simone. xx

pamela said...

Well said Simone! Here's to you girl * raises cup of tea* cheers;)
xxx

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Absolutely Simone, well said!!
A Happy Positive Year to you and to all of us in fact!
Vivienne x
P.S. Lovely to see Gizmo. :)

Lyn said...

I wish you and your family a happy, healthy and positive 2011 Simone, I am glad you are entering the new year with such a positive attitude. Gizmo looks very relaxed there too!
love
Lyn
xxx

*✿* millie meadowsweet *✿* said...

i tend to be an optimist (which is weird because i am presently too scared to step outside my door!) and feel very fortunate and blessed in life. this past year has seen struggles and sadness, loss and changes. it has also been a year of growth and miracles.

i really believe you have the courage to stand up and fight your fears, i have long admired your strength of character. you been a very good example to many of us this year, without even knowing it.
you have much integrity and dignity and i'm proud to be your bloggy friend.
i wish you a most happy and positive 2011 xxx
a very happy new year to sweet gizmo too xxx such an adorable pic =^.^=
lots of love
and new year hugs

millie

Kathy said...

Wishing you a very happy and positive New Year Simone. I'm sure that's exactly the right attitude to get us all through 2011! I'll be joining you in trying to be super positive this year!
Love Kathy xxx

marigold jam said...

Here's to positivity (s that a word?!) May you see the silver lining in all your clouds during 2011!

Jane

Rosie said...

All my best wishes for a happy and positive new year, Simone.

Vintage Tea Time said...

You go, girl! Keep thinking positive. The glass is half full :)

Scented Sweetpeas said...

You go girl! We will be hear to help you with your fighting spirit, you can do it! x

Ellouise88 said...

Oh you are so right! Lovely piccie of your puddy tat!

Happy Positive Bloggy New Year to You!

Helen Philipps said...

I loved your positive post! It's so true that having a positive attitude can make a big difference to whatever life brings - if it's good we enjoy it even more, and if it's difficult we cope in a stronger way. I wish you and your family a very happy 2011.
Helen x

'odd and old' Linda Dacey said...

nice to meet you simone and positive vibes to you and yours today and every future day. i am an 'optopessimist' by nature, (i used to be decisive on this one now i'm not so sure!). good luck for 2011 and it would be great to give and recieve a little cyper support; cheers and cheerio for now, linda...

summerfete said...

here here!!

Green thumb said...

Wishing you and yours a wonderful 2011!
How cute the staircase's keeper!
xxx

Lucy said...

Thought provoking post, I aim to think more positively in the year ahead. Lovely pic of Gizmo :)

amanda claire said...

I used to be the "eternal optimist" but the massive challenges that we've faced over recent years has made it harder and harder to keep that faith... pessimism is easy to fall into when fear takes hold, you sure are far from alone in that respect, Simone xx

Here's wishing you a positive new year!

Louise said...

It's difficult to eradicate negative thoughts, but we'll have a jolly good try! Happy New Year Simone. x

Judy Hartman said...

Great photo of Gizmo, Simone!
I'm with you - a wonderful resolution!! Something I need to work on also. Positivity is a terrific goal!
Wishing you a fantastic New Year!

Juanita Tortilla said...

You know, I thought I wrote the book on Pessimism.
Anyhow, I must share with you this random quote that I particularly enjoy:
" Not point being pessimistic. It wouldn't work anyway. "
:)

Hope that made you smile!
(I ought to include that in my blog's sidebar! *lol*)

"JeanneG" said...

Love the cards. Such a sweet looking cat.

sweetmyrtle said...

Hi Simone,
Happy New Year to you!
staying positive is a great goal, but be kind to yourself too as although i am actually an optimist by nature i do suffer from low periods and find remaining positive can be a stuggle.so don;t beat yourself up if you fall off track but go gently, be kind to yourself, and bring positivity, light and happy thoughts into your days and embrace life.
i LOVE your sepia scenes by the way, just gorgeous.
p.s. have you heard of the goddess guidebook blog (leonie allen), feel you may be interested. have downloaded her 2011 planner and it has helped me focus and have a positive and exciting outlook on the year ahead.xxxx