New Dawn 2008

01/01/2008

Ocean_dawn Why is Jan 1?  Do we need a way to wipe the slate clean? Do we need a way to celebrate the old and look forward to the new?  For the truth be told, every day is a new opportunity. But on Jan 1 the world joins together in collective new hopes and new beginnings.

We .. as people .. have a need to connect to each other. It shouldn't be a surprise that online communities are evolving as quickly as technology allows. In so many forms and forums. From micro blogs like Twitter to complex worlds like Facebook to little niches like Activerain. People are finding each other and developing friendships, learning from each other, helping each other, conducting business with each other.

New Year. New Page. New sheet of paper. Will you write on it? Will you draw on it? Will you tear it into teeny bits and make a paper sculpture? On this morning of January 1, 2008 a soft breeze blows through our doors and windows that are opened wide to possibilities. On this morning of January 1, 2008 364 more days are yours to open.

I have no brilliant New Year Predictions to tell you. I have no revealing New Year Resolutions to share with you. What I do have on this morning of January 1, 2008 is a deep appreciation of your friendships and the hope that our paths will cross in the non digital world. With a smile and a toss of a Pink_boadiva pink boa to you all !, I'll borrow the beautiful words from Evelyn Rodriguez's twit this morning ...

May winsome joy greet you at the threshold of 2008.

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Toby - I love those words as well. I love the New Year because it's a great time to embrace new beginning and new opportunities on this journey called life! All the best in 2008 to you

Posted by: Cyndee Haydon on Jan 1, 2008 12:23:59 PM

@Cyndee - Happy 2008 to you! Evelyn's writing is so insightful and just gorgeous.

Posted by: Toby on Jan 1, 2008 12:35:17 PM

Happy New Year, Toby! Hope 2008 is great for you.

Posted by: Average Jane on Jan 1, 2008 8:06:43 PM

Well said and in the usual Toby fashion, it isn't about one voice, but many voices creating change.

Posted by: Mary Hunt on Jan 2, 2008 4:04:54 AM

Thanks Toby for such kind words about my writing, and the gentle dawn glow of your own on another beautiful day.

Posted by: Evelyn Rodriguez on Jan 2, 2008 6:12:01 AM

Toby,

You are an inspiration to all of us.

Posted by: Lewis Green on Jan 2, 2008 1:58:18 PM

That was very profound. I loved new year's day, the very first day of the year to start life anew. To straighten things up and be on a better perspective with things and all. Beautiful post. :)

Posted by: Daniel Mcgonagle on Jan 3, 2008 4:24:57 AM

Dear Diva T,

Your words are as lovely as you are! It made my new year to be able to have a virtual cocktail with you.

Here's to the greatest Diva I know!

Kate

Posted by: Kate on Jan 5, 2008 9:04:03 AM

Dear Diva T,

Your words are as lovely as you are! It made my new year to be able to have a virtual cocktail with you.

Here's to the greatest Diva I know!

Kate

Posted by: Kate on Jan 5, 2008 9:04:22 AM

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