6.12.10

that time of year

today someone said to me somewhat absentmindedly, 'it's really december, where did the time go?' and i had a momentary sense of panic. because for that second, i really couldn't think of what i did this year. i remembered what i had for breakfast this morning and then it was _____. and then i read petra's page and i heaved a sigh of relief because i realized i wasn't the only one who couldn't think of 10 memorable things! maybe today is the kind of day where i didn't want to think and maybe it's really because it's been a year of doing and not enough of taking stock of my life. but then again, maybe it's because I've had a blessed year to not know the difference. i do know though that i am continually thankful for a couple of things like my family, old friends and new, good health, and other things that define my everyday life like blogger and pasta and airplanes and my job and my camera and of course, comfortable shoes. what about you?

8 comments:

  1. i have to say that i am looking forward the end of 2010, hoping that 2011 will be nothing like the previous year.
    but of course i am still thankful for a lot of things and my list is pretty similar to yours: my family, my son, my friends, my cameras, the travels, the music, my new pair of converse;)

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  2. great idea Karen, thanks, now I need to think of 10 memorable things that happened to me this year, before it reaches the end. And I hope those memorable things are the happier times and will beat the bad ones :)

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  3. I like your view. maybe not expecting something spectacular to happen all the time and being grateful for what you have is the way to go. I have a hard time finding something truely special for this year, but there wasn't anything truely horrible either!
    xxx

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  4. i really love your outlook. i can think of some moments that really stand out, not sure about 10 of them, but a precious handful :) i will have to consider a post about this in the near future, thanks for the inspiration.

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  5. lovely post Karen and great to hear the year has been kind to you x PS I've definitely had a few simple standout things - something I'm going to think some more on...

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  6. Stunning photo and beautiful sentiment. I completely understand your feeling about this year. Other than transitioning from Sydney to America, most of this year has been a blur. :)

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  7. it's really amazing how time flies. there are lots of things to be thankful for this year and hopefully next year would be the same.

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  8. Dear all, thanks so much for dropping by and sharing your thoughts, I appreciated every one of them. Elizabelle, I wish you everything wonderful for next year. Analyn, kitchu and Paula I will look forward to reading to yours. Petra, I know what you mean, maybe we had similar years this year! Robin, thanks and it's been a privilege reading all about your adventures this year. I agree Mayet and hopefully with just a little more adventures to be thankful for :)

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