The ramblings from a small quilt shop on the South Islands West Coast of New Zealand

Thursday, December 30, 2010

2010, A year of lessons.

As we all are coming to the end of this year my thoughts have been drawn to experiences that will define the year.
I have learnt that solitude can be  lonely, yet motivating .  That a day can be as long as you want it to be as long as you don’t look at the clock.  That exercise can be routine and that you don’t have to enjoy it.  That there are people on this earth ready to pick you up when you are down and yet others that just want to push you down to promote themselves.
I have learnt that unconditional love often has conditions and that friends don’t always accept you for what you are despite what is professed, yet other friendships grow as a result of what and who you are.  I’ve learnt that you can only please some of the people some of the time and  that a plan ‘B’ is always a good thing to have on stand by.
But the best thing that I have learnt this year is to accept myself as I am. I am me, friend, wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, quilter, domestic goddess (well, sometimes), teacher and learner and blogger.  You my blogging friends helped me get through a trying year, you have been there day and night, offered advice from near and far and become part of who I am, thank you all, mwah!!!
2010 has been a year I would rather forget yet look at the lessons I have learnt. 
my wish for you
…and that 2011 is a year of fulfilment and joy for each and everyone of you.
many hugs
a name Miche'le


  1. Happy New Year Miche'le!
    I hope that 2011 is a wonderful year for you and your family.
    cheers Julz

  2. Yes, always lots to learn,the words could almost have been mine.So thanks you,Miche`le.
    And on the other side of the world,I wish the same as you for 2011. Hope to be seeing you in a SAL project ?!!!.......
    HAPPY NEW YEAR to you from me:-)

  3. One of the things I am extremely thankful for is that exactly one year ago today I met a wonderful woman who has a heart as big as an ocean and sometimes forgets how much she needs to remember to think of herself first but although it has taken awhile it has come to the fore and she has realised that she is the most important person and it is all about her because without her, where would we be? Love ya chook. mwah

  4. Your words touched my very true....Happy New Year to you Miche'le and I hope 2011 is one awesome year for you...

  5. Happy 20011 ! This last year has not been a good one for many in NZ. There are many who had tragic events in their lives. May the new year bring everyone better things. Not all good that is too lopsided but a good balance of all life's rich experiences.

  6. With out you at times Miche'le there in the back ground I would also be feeling 2009/2010 is not one I wish to repeat... but this wonderful world of bloggers has helped many to pull through different trials and tribulations in their lives... like you I wish to thank everyone...especially you.
    Hugs Laurie

  7. Such true words Miche'le. I am a great believer in things happening for a reason though..the reason is not always clear at the time, but life's experiences shape and define us.

    I hope 2011 is a fabulous year for you.


Thankyou so much for popping by and leaving a comment. I enjoy reading your thoughts and ideas and will get back to you if needed, hugs - Miche'le

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