Saturday, January 7, 2012


When celebrating the start of a new year I always feel a sense of gladness and hope. They are such refreshing feelings. Like anything is possible and new again. This is where kindness of spirit takes flight and all is calm in my mind and heart. As if to let myself know that what was not accomplished last year can absolutely be pursued in this new year. Renewal!

So, while shopping at my local thrift store, I found this bag. But at closer look it turned out to be a little more than a bag. As I was inspecting it, to see if it would fit my laptop, I found an envelope, but not an ordinary envelope.  I slipped it out and noticed it had some writing on it. I began to read what was written on it. I was frozen! It was meant for me to find. "Serendipity".  On July 15, 2006 she wrote, "maintain positive spirit, joyful, reverent, balanced - healthy faith"! I couldn't believe it. She wrote more through scribbles and clarity. Isn't that what complete and honest thought is all about. So whoever she was I thank her for leaving this list for me to find. I am a true believer that things happen for a reason and I am proud to be the one to take these words and add them to this year's way of living. I also wanted to thank each and everyone of y'all for reading my blog these past years and I wish y'all a happy and healthy new year! xoxo joyann


The Wallen's said...

Amazing!!!!! Such a great find and inspiration for what we all hope is a much better 2012!!

jessica ashley said...

Wow what an amazing gift! This bag spoke to you,in more ways than one!

Jenni Horne said...

that is a beautiful message left behind for you!!