Saturday, December 31, 2011

happy new year

here it is, new year's eve day. i can hardly believe that an entire year has unraveled right before my eyes. where has the year gone? the older i get the faster the time seems to go by.

as i look back over the year i have many memories, some great, some good, some not so good, and some truly stepping stones for personal growth. i am learning to move within all these moments better, learning to accept god's grace when i am inflexible and think i know best.

while it is so easy for the unpleasant memories to stay in the front of the line in my memory recall, i am reminding myself that god's plan for me is truly divine and i am exactly where i am suppose to be, not only in this moment, but in every given moment that i am alive. so as i look back over the year i smile as i recall all of my memorable experiences. each one has brought me closer to fulfilling another year in my life's journey of personal and spiritual growth. i give thanks for having so many moments to teach me how to be better a person.

as 2012 approaches, it's natural to start to feel anticipation for what is in store in the new year and to leave the unpleasantness of 2011 behind. i am gently reminded to not dwell in the past nor look forward, but rather, to live in the moment of the here and now which is the only moment where i can truly be all that i am meant to be.

i hope you have a wonderful day filled with many blessings.

god bless you all. enjoy your holiday.


  1. Happy New Year to you Roc. I have loved your work for many years. The newest videos are the bomb. You are a genius! I look forward to 2012 to see what you will bring us.

  2. I wish for you a beautiful, healthy, and peaceful New Year.

    Just watched your latest videos last night...OMG! YOU are AMAZING friend....and suh an inspiration to me!
    Big hugs!

  3. Happy new year Roc. Hope 2012 will be full of wonderful things for you. Looking forward to seeing lots more of your lovely art in the coming year, and I'll be on the lookout at Stampotique ;-)

  4. Have the most wonderful blessed New Year dear Roc!

    Looking forward to more of your wonderful art and amazing videos!!

  5. Couldn't have said it better... I am also trying to live more in the moment and not dwell on past or future so much. Sending lots of love and wishes for a healthy and joy-filled year ahead ~ perhaps 2012 will finally see me in PA???? xox Deb

  6. As a fellow God botherer and art journaller, sending you love and every good wish for 2012.

  7. Happy New Year dear Roc, you have given us all the greatest of pleasures with your art and long may it continue. Hugs Annette x

  8. What a lovely post and one that I found to be so encouraging. I too, am learning how to live in the light of God's timing and not rush ahead or lag behind. We can make the plans but it is He who directs the steps. I just posted a card on my blog that was on this same theme. Happy New Year!

  9. I live one day at a time and find something to be thankful for every day...and I usually do...its easy when you try. Even if it is in between meltdowns!!!!!