Friday, January 5, 2018

Toasting 2018 With Cough Syrup by @JoanReeves

Darling Hubby and I welcomed the New Year by toasting with cough syrup and hors d'oeuvres of Mucinex.

Yep. We limped into the New Year coughing and wheezing.

When I realized tonight that it was my turn to post tomorrow, I took the laptop to bed. Now I'm sitting here typing whatever pops into my feverish brain. Without sounding too yippy-dippy-hippy, here I go with a stream of consciousness post.

New Year Thoughts

(1) Let's talk about dreams and aspirations and the New Year.

We all have the desire to achieve something special. If you didn't make IT--your special dream--happen last year, you have a new chance this year. Isn't that great?

Of course, dreams are just dreams unless you make them reality. I like what Colin Powell said about that. "A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work."

(2) My IT for the New Year is very simple. Enjoy Life more. Worry less. Ah, simple things are never easy, are they? But I'm going to work on this. More effective effort, not more work. More fun in the real world, and less time in the digital world.

(3) Give away much of the "stuff" that clutters my life. (It can become my kids' problems. *g*)

(4) Make more time for gardening which I once greatly enjoyed.

(5) Read more.

(6) Write more for the sheer pleasure of writing.

(7) Spend more time with family.

(8) Oh, and every single day I want to do what Ralph Waldo Emerson said: "Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year."

Wishing you good health, peace, prosperity, love, and joy.

Book About New Year's Chances

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Cheyenne Smith, better known as C. A. Smith to her co-workers, decides New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to give in to insanity and throw herself at Luke Harper, the man she loves, and hope that he catches her.

Will Luke be her safety net?

Last Chance New Year is a very sexy romance short story, part of A Moment In Time series, and it's only 99 cents.


Joan Reeves is a NY Times and USA Today bestselling author of sassy, sexy Contemporary Romance. Visit her Amazon Author Page for a list of her books. She lives her Happily Ever After with her Hero, her husband, in a book-cluttered home in Texas.

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  1. Happy New Year Joan! I saw the new year in with antibiotics and steroids--so I'm right there with you. I'm not sure I could have written anything as eloquent as your post though the past couple of weeks. With yours and Hannah's posts, I feel like I've neglected thinking about my goals for the new year. I need to get on that. Great post and thank you!

    1. Thank you, Maddie. I love knowing my effort wasn't wasted. (Confession. I almost blew it off, thinking my brain was so dull I couldn't make sense of anything.) Hope you are back to full health too.

  2. Happy New Year, Joan. I loved that quote from Emerson!

    1. Thanks, Liz. Happy New Year to you too. I'm going to spend the weekend catching up on reading my blogs.

  3. Feel better, Joan. I too am about simplifying mt life this year. Can't wait to see what develops.

    1. Thanks, Kathleen. I'm excited about the year too. Happy New Year.

    2. Sounds like you're making a good start toward a satisfying 2018.


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