Thanks for popping in. Happy New Year to you! I hope that today marks the start of a happy, healthy and better New year, filled with love, laughter and creativity! Let’s not dwell on 2022! Let’s leave it in last year, and skip into 2023 with a spring in our steps – or at least let’s try to cheer up and look for the positives. That’s my advice to myself, because the incessant negative whining in my head is just getting way too heavy and uncomfortable !! Doom and gloom be gone!!
So I’ve decided to start my days with a daily quote. Something uplifting. Something to redirect my thinking and get me started on a philosophical train of thought. One Day at a Time. For 365 days I shall blog every single day – even if it’s just a Quote and a good thought nudger. That’s my 2023 challenge to myself. That, and to lose some weight, so I can get back into my favourite clothes! Facebook Grayscalers – are you with me?!
It’s the first of the year. January 1st 2023. Dave’s Christmas gifts to myself and the kids were handmade and very special this time. He printed quotes on our old 1903 Reliance Printing Press, using antique wooden type. This is a skill that he has taught himself, and it is indeed a skill!
So beautiful! And expensive! This full Alphabet cost £320!! Complete alphabets are as rare as hen’s teeth.
Not only did he print the posters for us, he then made frames out of old pallets – from scratch! Sanded and fInished with beeswax. I love the quote he gave me:
Three words which speak volumes. Live this Life. And each word is weighted…
Live THIS Life….Not one you wish you had, not one you used to have, not one you are looking forward to. THIS one, NOW.
LIVE this Life… Don’t waste it; it’s the only one you’ve got. It’s not a dress rehearsal.
Live this LIFE ! It is your pulse – LIFE. Not mere existence. It is your greatest gift. Nothing else matters if you don’t have LIFE.
There you go. 3 little words. They sure do pack a punch! And here‘s a little PS from Dave, just for good measure…Erik agrees.
Good to have a plan. I look forward to looking for quotes which hit the spot, touch my heart, make me think, laugh or cry. Sound like a plan? And maybe I’ll even dress them up and turn them into art.
Happy New Year