Happy New Year

indexLook For The Good

In the New Year, let’s resolve to get less stressed, upset, anxious about things over which we have no control. Lets have a narrower focus on our lives, loving and helping our family and friends, making our community a better place to live, to create peace and contentment.

In the New Year, let’s resolve to pay less attention to depressing stories on TV, in magazines and newspapers, and to stop focusing on what we want that we haven’t got, instead of appreciating the many blessings we do have.

In the New Year, let’s look for the good. We may have to search through a mass of negative media, but the good is there, all around us.

By Joanna Fuchs
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  50 comments for “Happy New Year

  1. January 1, 2015 12:34 am at 12:34 am

    Beautiful quote Sandee. Happy New Year to you.

    • January 1, 2015 9:56 am at 9:56 am

      Thanks Rhonda. Happy New Year to you and yours too. πŸ™‚

  2. January 1, 2015 1:49 am at 1:49 am

    I resolved to do most of those things since before the first Obama election. I've managed not only to NOT watch the news but I did it without missing it one little bit. No more talking heads with their opines, misinformation, outright lies and rhetoric, tyvm. I am much happier for it, too. srsly.

    More fun, family and friends! And cruises, if I am lucky! πŸ˜‰

    Happy Nerw Year, Sandee and Zane! big hugs xoxo

    • January 1, 2015 9:57 am at 9:57 am

      It has been pretty depressing hasn't it. We try to limit or eliminate all the negative. Doesn't always work, but we try.

      Happy New Year honey. πŸ™‚

  3. January 1, 2015 5:16 am at 5:16 am

    We were only saying, yesterday, that the media rarely publish good news any more. They always ended our TV News with an uplifting piece, years ago. It's a pity they still don't do that. They brought out a 'Good News' paper a while back and sales were so poor, they stopped it. It seems we love the bad stuff. We only watch the news, if there is a major story going on and we stopped buying newspapers years ago, for that reason.

    Here's hoping you have a 'Good News' year!

    • January 1, 2015 9:58 am at 9:58 am

      Glad to know it's not just here. The media thrives on the negative. I love the feel good stories too.

      Happy New Year to you and Mo. πŸ™‚

  4. January 1, 2015 5:19 am at 5:19 am

    Those are some great ideas and I know I want to look at the positive things in life.It is so much more fun. Sandee, you and Zane and Little Bit have a healthy and happy New Year. And the boat too. LOL Take care.

    • January 1, 2015 9:59 am at 9:59 am

      The positive things are far more fun indeed Marg.

      Happy New Year to you and all your babies. πŸ™‚

  5. January 1, 2015 6:22 am at 6:22 am

    Beautiful words put forth Sandee. I hope to enjoy 2015. Thank you for your friendship my friend. Have a healthy and prosperous year for you & Zane. Happy New Year. See ya.

    Cruisin' Paul

    • January 1, 2015 9:59 am at 9:59 am

      Happy New Year to you too Paul. And thank you for your friendship too. πŸ™‚

  6. Jay
    January 1, 2015 6:35 am at 6:35 am

    Look for the good … that could be my motto. It's what I try to do. I believe it makes me (overall) a happy person. πŸ™‚

    • January 1, 2015 9:59 am at 9:59 am

      Sometimes we need a shovel to get to the good, but it's worth the extra work. πŸ™‚

  7. January 1, 2015 6:42 am at 6:42 am

    that was just lovely! happy new year sandee to you and zane and little bit!

    bee and roche'

    • January 1, 2015 10:00 am at 10:00 am

      Thanks honey. Happy New Year to you and Roche too honey. Love you to pieces. πŸ™‚

  8. January 1, 2015 6:49 am at 6:49 am

    Happy 2015 to all of you. I disagree with the quote. If we only look for the good and ignore the bad instead of trying to eliminate the bad, we'll have a lot more bad.

    • January 1, 2015 10:01 am at 10:01 am

      I think some of the bad is fabricated. In fact much of it is. Got to keep folks divided. I'm sick of it. πŸ™‚

  9. January 1, 2015 7:10 am at 7:10 am

    Sandee, I'm with you! Happy 2015! We made it through another year w-)

    • January 1, 2015 10:01 am at 10:01 am

      Happy 2015 to us all Michelle. πŸ™‚

  10. January 1, 2015 8:09 am at 8:09 am

    Quotable quotes. Wish you a Happy 2015!

    • January 1, 2015 10:01 am at 10:01 am

      I wish you the same my friend. πŸ™‚

  11. January 1, 2015 9:21 am at 9:21 am

    Amen to that. My world is chaotic enough as it is. A happy and joyful 2015 would be a blessing.

    • January 1, 2015 10:02 am at 10:02 am

      Then let's try for a blessed 2015. I'm game. πŸ™‚

    • January 1, 2015 11:11 am at 11:11 am

      I'm there, girl.

    • January 1, 2015 11:20 am at 11:20 am


  12. January 1, 2015 9:38 am at 9:38 am

    Right on!
    Focus on that which we can control… our attitude and our actions.
    Anything else is beyond our control.

    • January 1, 2015 10:02 am at 10:02 am

      We can't control what we can't control. All it does is give us ulcers. Not worth it. Happy New Year Skip. πŸ™‚

  13. January 1, 2015 10:20 am at 10:20 am

    That's what I plan on doing in 2015! Leaving my old job has already changed my life and outlook immensely – out with the toxic, in with the happy! πŸ™‚

    Happy New Year to you, your hubby and Little Bit!

    • January 1, 2015 10:40 am at 10:40 am

      I noticed a great change in you after you left your old job. Even the kitties are happier now. Happy New Year to you and yours. πŸ™‚

  14. January 1, 2015 10:40 am at 10:40 am

    Excellent- that about sums up my little conversation with myself this morning….
    If we cannot be positive we'll just make ourselves unhappy and have more worry wrinkles! Happy New Year!

    • January 1, 2015 10:41 am at 10:41 am

      This is spot on and I have enough wrinkles already. Happy New Year. πŸ™‚

  15. January 1, 2015 10:59 am at 10:59 am

    I agree with all this like Kathe said..Spot On …

    All the best for 2015 Sandee πŸ™‚

    • January 1, 2015 11:00 am at 11:00 am

      All the best for 2015 for you too Steve. πŸ™‚

  16. January 1, 2015 11:03 am at 11:03 am

    I'm not big on New Year resolutions but that sounds like a good plan to me.
    Wishing you all the best for 2015

    • January 1, 2015 11:21 am at 11:21 am

      Yep, I'm tired of all the negative. Very tired. Happy 2015 to you too. πŸ™‚

  17. January 1, 2015 1:02 pm at 1:02 pm

    So very true. Attitude is everything. Love you to pieces. Just wish there weren't so many miles between us.

    Big hugs, honey…

    • January 1, 2015 1:41 pm at 1:41 pm

      I wish there weren't so many miles between us too. πŸ™‚

  18. January 1, 2015 2:50 pm at 2:50 pm

    Great idea! More positive, less negative in 2015!

    • January 1, 2015 3:43 pm at 3:43 pm

      Amen to that Stephanie. I'm drowning in negative. πŸ™‚

  19. January 1, 2015 3:21 pm at 3:21 pm

    Happy 2015!

    • January 1, 2015 3:44 pm at 3:44 pm

      Same to you sweetie. πŸ™‚

  20. January 2, 2015 5:38 am at 5:38 am

    I think there's always good around us too, and a big hurrah for it! Happy New Year to you!

    • January 2, 2015 11:08 am at 11:08 am

      There is always good around us, but we must look at that good. Not focus on the bad as so many do. πŸ™‚

  21. LAC
    January 2, 2015 6:12 am at 6:12 am

    That was all so true! I like those resolutions a lot.
    Hope you and your family have a lovely 2015!

    • January 2, 2015 11:09 am at 11:09 am

      Yep, it's easy to stop and smell the roses. Happy 2015 to you too. πŸ™‚

  22. January 2, 2015 9:13 am at 9:13 am

    What great words! I hope you have a wonderful and blessed 2015!! Thanks for always being a great friend!! Big hugs!!xoxo


    • January 2, 2015 11:09 am at 11:09 am

      It's easy to be a friend to you Lydia. You have a heart as big as all of the outdoors. Big hugs back. πŸ™‚

  23. January 2, 2015 7:40 pm at 7:40 pm

    Some positive ideas there to make it a happier new year.

    • January 3, 2015 8:31 am at 8:31 am

      Yes they are Binky. πŸ™‚

  24. January 3, 2015 5:57 pm at 5:57 pm

    Dear Sandee, This is so true. We must count our blessings and give thanks for all that we do have. I am very thankful that you are my friend.
    A Happy and very bless New Year. xoxo Catherine

    • January 4, 2015 8:26 am at 8:26 am

      You and I already do this every single day of the year. I can always tell the folks that do and the ones that don't. πŸ™‚

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