Wednesday, January 1, 2014

UBC 1 Year in Review

Written for:  Ultimate Blogging Challenge Day 1  and  ABC Wednesday

Okay so I should've written the 2013 year in review last year but as I'm taking part in the Ultimate Blogging Challenge for Jan 2014 and Y is the ABC Wednesday letter this week, the Year in review just seems to be best done today.

I started the year 2013 with my chosen word "Abundance".

Image courtesy of xedos4 / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

I wasn't quite sure exactly how that would unfold, but I am astounded by the abundance that flowed my way in many achievements for me and loved ones, love and fun, spiritual guidance and more. So here are some of the highlights of my year:

I landed up in an awesome job. I enjoy it so much, the year really flew by. Sometime at the start of the year I stopped writing the script and just went with the flow. Amazing how the door opened up when I thought it had been firmly shut.

I got my full driver's license - I never thought I would ever do that. Somehow ever since it's been in my hot little hands, the confidence just flows. I never thought I would actually enjoy driving. Wow I never thought I would ever say that.

2013 was a good year for both my kids (Thank you God) - my daughter also landed a good job and my son got into University. There were some tense moments waiting for the admission to come through but such great relief. He did so well and got into 2nd year too. I am truly blessed to have such beautiful kids. The love that has flowed between the three of us this year and the fun we've had together cannot be expressed in words.

I started my poetry blog and I am astounded at the response I've had on all my 3 blogs. I've won a haiku contest, had my poem published in a book and many posts got chosen as WOW posts (here and here).So grateful to all the awesome bloggers I have interacted with this year and who have helped many writing dreams come true.

I have connected with nature and learned more respect for her after Wellington was hit by 2 big earthquakes and many smaller ones. And I have found joy in the little things like the Saturday Farmer's market, watching the skies and the hills early in the morning and feeling their serenity, feeding the birds in my garden and watching their antics.

I have found that I am at ease with my own company, I have enjoyed my moments of solitude. I've learned that I am okay just the way I am and that things are just as they should be. I have learned to let go of things, to not take things personally, to stop writing the script and simply go with the flow.

But most of all this year, the spiritual abundance has flowed in waves. I've had some amazing experiences - divine visions, messages, greater understanding. I have felt connected to the Great Spirit and in flow with the Universe. I have felt immensely blessed. And my heart has moved into a place of peace.

Wish you all an abundant, joyful and peaceful 2014. May your dreams come true and may you receive many blessings. Namaste.

image source: google images


Check out these awesome bloggers who are also taking part in the UBC:
  Shilpa  Kajal  Richa  Jairam  Sheethal  Kathy  Swati  Michelle  Nabanita

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42 comments:

  1. So happy that last year was one of joy, peace and abundance. Good jobs and good kids are wonderful too.
    Wishing you the best in the coming year.
    Happy New Year.

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    1. Thanks Photowannabe. Wishing you an awesome 2014. Yes 2013 was all in all a good year.

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  2. This was just such a nice warm post about how life had been good for you in 2013, and a wonderful heartwarming post to read up front in the new year. Here's wishing you more of such happiness and abundance in 2014 as well.

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    1. Thanks Jairam. Wish you abundance and happiness too. I enjoyed 2013 and reflecting back was important - to see that overall it truly was a great year.

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  3. Sounds like you had a phenomenal year and 2014 is also oh, so promising! So glad to be visiting here thanks to the Ultimate Blog Challenge.

    You sound like an awesome Mom & spiritual journeyer!

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    1. Thanks Julie for your very kind comment. In retrospect 2013 was an awesome year. I am on a spiritual journey - it brings me great joy. Thank you for dropping by. Wish you a wonderful 2014.

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  4. Congratulations on your achievements in 2013! All set for more in 2014? Abundance I say!

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    1. Thanks Lil Bookworm. Yep all set for 2014 looking forward to what wonderful things unfold this year.

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  5. Suzy warm wishes to you for the year ahead. This is probably the first time I am getting to know you better as a person too. Mostly I have only read your poems :-) Here's hoping better times ahead for you and your kids :-)

    Richa

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    1. Thanks Richa. Wish you all the best for 2014. Glad to have got to know you.too and look forward to getting to know you even more. Hugs.

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  6. Suzy, visiting your blog is such a great experience!! :)
    Wish you a very happy new year :)

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    1. Thanks Canary. Welcome to my blog. Glad you like it. Wish you a wonderful 2014.

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  7. Awesome achievements for you and your family! Enjoy 2014. :)

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    1. Thanks Paula. Wish you a wonderful year ahead. Thanks for dropping by.

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  8. Suzy , it is really heart-warming to read about your understanding and acceptances of the happiness around. May 2014 year bring you more joy ,health ,wealth and happiness.

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    1. Thanks Kalpana. This year I have confirmed for myself that this Universe is truly abundant and that happiness is also in the little things. Wish you a wonderful 2014, dreams come true and many blessings.

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  9. This is so great: I have found that I am at ease with my own company, I have enjoyed my moments of solitude.
    I feel the same way. If we accept each moment, life gives so much pleasure.

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    1. Thanks Francene. It is liberating when we get to that point in life. Thanks for visiting my blog. Wish you a very happy 2014.

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  10. May 2014 be even better for you. Happy New Year from An Arkie's Musings

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    1. Thank Richard. Wish you a wonderful 2014, Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  11. It is wonderful that 2013 has been so rewarding for you! Wishing you the very best for 2014 too! Cheers :)

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    1. Thanks Shilpa. Wish you a good one too. Thanks for always visiting and commenting on my posts. hugs and love.

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  12. You have such an awesome attitude. A blessing to ABCW!

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    1. Thanks Roger. That's so sweet. Have an awesome year and I look forward to the next round of ABCW.

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  13. Sounds like you had a great 2013...hope 2014 is just as fantastic for you!

    Susan Dusterhoft
    Today's Working Woman
    todaysworkingwoman.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Susan. I wish you a wonderful 2014. hugs.

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  14. This was such an amazing feel good post Suzy... hugs <3

    Wishing you many more such joyous and beautiful moments in abundance!

    Happy New Year and all the best for UBC!

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    1. Thanks Privy. Wish you a bright and happy 2014 - abundance in all aspects of your life. love and hugs.

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  15. It's wonderful when focusing on the little things in life can help you with the big things - earthquakes, for one. May you have a wonderful 2014 - enjoy those farmers markets -enjoy your summer. It is winter where I live and we are expecting a major snowstorm tonight. A good opportunity for photography and to share snow pictures on my blog.

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    1. Thanks Bookworm. Wish you an awesome year too. Happy photographing. Thanks for stopping by.

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  16. Congratulations Suzy!
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    1. Thanks Louisette. Wish you a very happy 2014.

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  17. Sounds like you had a banner year!! Here's to making 2014 the best yet. I decided to join you all with The Ultimate Blogging Challenge this month at the last minute. Good luck to you in completing the challenge. Love and blessings for the new year! ♥

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    1. Thanks Kathy - in retrospect it was a great year. Probably because I just decided to go with the flow. I'm so thrilled you've joined the UBC. Good luck to all of us (we sure need it :D). Have the most spectacular 2014. Love, hugs and blessings to you too my sweet friend.

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  18. Comment from Jo

    Your year wrapped up this way sounds like what we all wish for our loved ones. Peace, love and plenty. So glad for you, you totally deserve to receive exactly what you share and it appears you have done so! ️

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    1. Thanks Jo for your sweet comment. Wish you a most wonderful 2014. love and hugs.

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  19. Wow! You've had a very full year, indeed, Suzy! Stay blessed.

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    1. Thanks Corinne. Blessings to you too.

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  20. Wow..>What a Year Suzy .. I am happy to have come across you through write tribe.. you are one wonder woman.. All the best with your new challenge..I am sure it will be yet another abundance of awesomeness...And a very happy new year to you...

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    1. Thanks Shiva for your very sweet comment. Glad to have linked up with you too. Happy new year. Wish you a wonderful 2014.

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  21. So happy that 2013 was an amazing year for you and your family Suzy. Here's to an even better 2014.

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    1. Thanks Sid. All the best to you and yours in 2014.

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