Wednesday, January 1, 2014

A Happy New Year Wish

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.

Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. 
You're doing things you've never done before,
 and more importantly, you're Doing Something.

So that's my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. 
Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. 
Make mistakes nobody's ever made before. 

Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, 
whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.

Whatever it is you're scared of doing, Do it.

Make your mistakes, next year and forever.” 
Neil Gaiman


  1. I will continue doing what I did last year. Can you believe I went tubing with my 3 year old granddaughter? Well, I did!! So Happy new year to all and on with doing new things.


  2. Happy New Year BJ! Wishing you all the best in 2014-enjoy!
    PS-Leo's not doing too well in your survey:@)

  3. Happy New Year, bj. I went for George Clooney myself- lol I hope my mistakes this year are ones that enrich my life somehow! xo Diana

  4. Now that's a given! Mistakes that is...

    There is not an actor living in the world today who interests me. I think I must truly have achieved elderly status.

  5. Happy New Year bj. Hope this new year is a good one for you and all your family. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  6. be free to make mistakes. a great one.

  7. I missed your birthday, so belated Happy Birthday and year to come!! At our age, isn't it great to be able to celebrate with gusto? Sally

  8. Happy New Year to you dear BJ! BIG HUGS and tons of blessings! OH and Happy Birthday dear friend, sorry I am late!

  9. Love this! My hubby always told our girls, "if you are making any mistakes, you aren't trying hard enough." It is true, so many of the best things in our life have come from complete and utter failures!

  10. Great advice! I just hope my mistakes this year are a leeeetle bit better than the ones I made last year! Haha! Happy New Year to you and yours!!

  11. That is a good message! And I try to encourage folks in the photography by using the same philosophy. Digital is so easy to delete the mistakes without any cost - so shoot away and try some new techniques! Happy new year, sweetie.

  12. P.S. I don't think of any of those actors are hotties. Now Neil Cavuto is an entirely different thing, LOL! He's adorable, smart, witty, and good with money - now those qualities are sexy!

  13. Happy New Year, BJ. I voted in your poll:):)

  14. Hi bj ... I will hang on to this thought of making mistakes. I seem to make a lot of them. Just hope I am learning from them. Hope you, Mr. Sweet and your family have a wonderful and happy 2014.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures


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