Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!

I AM THE NEW YEAR. - I am unused, un-
spotted, without blemish, I stretch before you 365 days long. I will present each day in its turn; a new leaf In the book of life for you to place upon it your imprint.
I AM THE NEW YEAR. - Each hour of every day, I will give you 60 minutes that h
ave never known the use of man...white and pure I present them; It remains for you to fill them with 60 jeweled-seconds of love, hope, endeavor, patience, and trust.
I AM THE NEW YEAR. - I am coming...but once past, I can never be recalled. Make me your best!
~~(Author, unknown, but very appreciated!)
This is one of my favorite declarations/poems/inspirations (this is one of a few versions). May we all receive from this what what speaks to us the most...and may these whispers be our companion as we begin a new page of a new chapter in the book of our day, one moment, one breath at a time. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!
(P.S. As usual, the Mystical Mandala Medicine continues to inform me of my inner-life. I had no idea this mandala would evovle into a Christmas-ornament/holiday spirt energy. Hmm...I've got more of the Christmas spirit that I realized. -- This mandala. I created this in early December. -- (Submitted to Inspire Me Thursday "Holiday" prompt.)


This is profoundly beautiful Cheryl...The new year is upon us!! May we make the best of each and every day...
Blessings to you!
Debbie said…
Hi Cheryl! I have been so remiss in getting back to you - long before we left on vacation. The puppy "invasion" has turned our house a bit upside down - but in a good way! You have a beautiful blog and part of my Christmas present to myself is to spend time and read it!! You have so much to say and you say it so well. I wish I had your gift for words!! Have a marvelous Christmas and FANTASTIC New Year! And thank you so much for your kind words and support! And I gave a big hug (and doggie biscuits) to the amigos for you!! They told me to tell you that you are pretty cool!! XOX D
Everydaythings said…
thats a wonderful quote, I;ve never heard that one before its really reallynew to me and soooo true! I got two new journals to fill for chr. so maybe this will be a good start page in one of them!
Pilar said…
Awesome! Have a wonderful holiday and new year filled with many blessings!xoxoxoxoxo
Naturegirl said…
Cheryl I love this post! You and your
blogs are the NEW Year surprise that I shall embrace in the coming year!
Wishing you comfort and Joy and many
blessings during this Christmas celebration! Thank you for your
heartfelt comment on my warmed my heart!hugs NG xo
Cheryl said…
Beautiful! Thanks again for the inspiration I always get from your posts!
V said…
It's beautiful. I love the poems! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!
You have a nice blog, all the best for the new year!
Tangled Stitch said…
It's very lovely! Both the saying and the beautiful piece of art.
Lisa said…
Beautiful mandala, Cheryl. It looks like it's actually 3D! The poem sure makes one think. Thank you for sharing it. xoxoxoxo
Laura said…
Yes its beautiful and I love the way it became about Christmas. Isnt it wonderful when that just happens?
Anonymous said…
Love this mandala! Happy New Year!
Come on over to the newest blog and play!!
Hope to see you there!!
Anonymous said…
Happy New Year Cheryl!!!
Cheryl - I miss you. I just came back from the Craft and Hobby Show in Anaheim CA. I want to catch up with you soon. Just dropped in to let you know you're in my thoughts!

Hope you're doing very well!
Luke said…
The color choices and intricacy on this mandala really make it stand out. Nice work!