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Friday Wrap Up! New Year’s Edition

Hello and Happy Friday to you all!

The whirlwind of holidays and New Year’s is over and it is time to get back to reality! Whether or not you have made any plans for the new year, I hope you all can see this as a time for renewal. Here are some links from around the web that might interest you.

  • Will these give your life a complete 180? I’m not going to co-sign that guarantee! But if we truly believe that words can be our greatest tool you may want to keep some of these in your back pocket throughout the year. Here are 15 phrases that will change your life in 2015.
  • Again, the goal shouldn’t necessarily be to “create a new you” but the idea of having enough mental strength for one’s resolutions is worth a thought! 4 Ways to Make Your New Year’s Resolution Stick in 2015.
  • Some delicious new learning for you! It was fun to learn the story behind the beans, the kraut, and the other culinary ways we ring in the new year. Still, I’m going to have to pass on the pickled herring. #nope. The True Story of Traditional New Year’s Lucky Foods.
  • Beannacht (A New Year’s Blessing) by John O’Donohue
    On the day when
    the weight deadens
    on your shoulders
    and you stumble,
    may the clay dance
    to balance you.
    And when your eyes
    freeze behind
    the grey window
    and the ghost of loss
    gets in to you,
    may a flock of colours,
    indigo, red, green,
    and azure blue
    come to awaken in you
    a meadow of delight.When the canvas frays
    in the currach of thought
    and a stain of ocean
    blackens beneath you,
    may there come across the waters
    a path of yellow moonlight
    to bring you safely home.May the nourishment of the earth be yours,
    may the clarity of light be yours,
    may the fluency of the ocean be yours,
    may the protection of the ancestors be yours.
    And so may a slow
    wind work these words
    of love around you,
    an invisible cloak
    to mind your life.- See more at: http://www.poetry-chaikhana.com/blog/2014/06/06/john-odonohue-beannacht-blessing-2/#sthash.aZCQTVPi.dpuf

– See more at: http://www.poetry-chaikhana.com/blog/2014/06/06/john-odonohue-beannacht-blessing-2/#sthash.aZCQTVPi.dpuf

Be well and Happy New Year,

Katie Cashin