Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year Everyone

Beginning 2011 wouldn't be right without wishing everyone the very best in the new year. Not a day goes by when I am not truly grateful for the internet and for the friendships it's brought me. I keep up to date with my family and friends, and I'm able to share with you in this wonderful world of blogging. I have no profound declarations for 2011, except if you need me, I'm here.

   Have a safe and happy New Year, keep your dreams alive, and I'll see you in cyberspace.

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."
            -- William Butler Yeats, Irish poet.


  1. Dear Joylene,
    Beautiful sentiments. Your support and encouragement has been truly immeasurable. I am most grateful to you, Joylene, and the inspirational community of bloggers.
    My dreams shall stay very much alive and well. May this New Year, this new decade, bring you and all those dear to you, much happiness and inspiration.
    With much respect and admiration, your friend, Gary :-)

  2. Thank you, Gary. Your blogs bring me much joy. Keep up the great work. Blessings and best wishes in the New Year. Can't wait to see what you write about next!

  3. Happy new year Joylene and please keep sharing your wonderful lake view photographs with us in 2011!

  4. Thank you, Paul. I'll try. Hopefully I'll have something to photograph once more snow arrives. Silly me for wanting more!

    Happy New Year, Paul. Best to you and your family.

  5. Happy New Year Joylene!!! Your photos are breathtaking!

    I look forward to following your blog and your writing career next year. I'm aso looking forwad to reading "Dead Witness." Mum is still raving..

  6. Laura, please tell your mother that I am thrilled and not near as frightened as I was when you first told me she was reading it. LOL. Thanks for being such a wonderful friend.

  7. Love that quote!

    Happy New Year, Joylene!

    Blessings to you and your family,

  8. Happy New Year, Joylene. Those photos are beautiful... very peaceful and yet broody. God's world takes on so many different faces throughout the seasons.

    My DH tells me I'm getting addicted to the Internet and I know I've spent more time with my blogging friends this past year than ever before. The writers' online community is an awesome place. I'm so thankful that I met you here, dear friend. May we both achieve new milestones in this new year.

  9. Hi Joylene .. love the pictures of the lake - amazing difference.

    It's great being amongst blogging friends .. long may it last ..

    Happy New Year and now we need to see when the thaw comes in 2011 .. cheers Hilary

  10. @Karen, thank you. It's been great getting to know you through your blog. Best in the New Year.

    @Carol, I'm toasting to your cheer. May 2011 had blessings after blessings to your life.

    @Hilary, hope all your dreams come true for 2011. It's been wonderful chatting with you. Happy New Year.

  11. Happy New Year, Joylene!

  12. Happy New Year, Susanne. Hope your Christmas was wonderful.

  13. Happy, Happy New Year!
    I count YOU as one of those internet friends who is a blessing.

    Here's to a wonderful year ahead for you!


  14. Carol, you took the words right out of my mouth. I think you're one of the sweetest and gentlest women I know. I see good things in your future.

  15. Thanks Kieth! Wouldn't have happened without you! Happy New Year to you and Jack.


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