Sunday Thoughts ~ December 29, 2019

“When I say it’s you I like, I’m talking about that part of you that knows that life is far more than anything you can ever see or hear or touch. That deep part of you that allows you to stand for those things without which humankind cannot survive. Love that conquers hate, peace that rises triumphant over war, and justice that proves more powerful than greed.” ~ Fred Rogers

Good morning, beautiful souls.  I do hope you had a wonderful Christmas, made memories to cherish, and ate way too much.  Most of all, I hope it was peaceful.  Christmas was a little smaller at our home this year, but it was wonderful, full of sparkle and spice, and ever so peaceful.

This time of year always finds me thinking of the New Year and wondering what it will bring.  Perhaps, it finds you thinking along those lines as well.  My prayers for the New Year are many, but my top two are ~ peace and a kinder world.  And as we go about our daily rounds, we must never underestimate the power of the ripple effect from our kindness.  Because, we never know how far the ripple may travel, who or what it may inspire, nor the profound impact it can have.  So, I will leave you today, sending love and the words of Zero Dean.  He expresses my sentiments perfectly.

May the new year bring you an abundance of amazing opportunities, beautiful moments, and joyful experiences.  May your positive actions and attitude inspire others.  May you be brave enough to take on and overcome rewarding challenges.  May you find yourself in high spirits and excellent health.  May you love with all your heart and find peace in even the most turbulent of times.  May the love you give always find its way back to you multiplied.  And may you forever be filled with the hope and strength necessary to make your dreams a reality. ” ~ Zero Dean 


“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering ‘it will be happier’ … ~ Alfred Tennyson


Dear friends, thank you so much for your visit and know how grateful I am for each of you. 

Wishing you and yours a Healthy and Happy New Year!





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20 thoughts on “Sunday Thoughts ~ December 29, 2019

  1. Good morning Sandra. I do love the Fred Rogers quote at the beginning of your thoughtful post. Oh that we would have a kinder world, they would bring such joy! Wishing you a most wonderful day and blessings for 2020, my friend!

    1. Dear Pam, many thanks. I hold tight to the fact our world can be kinder and better. Our little ripples will travel, my friend. I know they will. Abundant blessings to you and your beautiful family, in the New Year. ❤

  2. Good morning, Sandra! I love all of the beautiful quotes you shared this morning. A kinder world would be perfect indeed! I hope your day is filled with joy, and that you have lots of health and happiness in the new year. Happy Sunday, sweet friend!!!

    1. Dear Shannon, you make our world sweeter. Wishing you and your family a peaceful and beautiful Sunday. Wishes for everything good and wonderful for you in the New Year. Thank you for your friendship.❤

    1. Dear Maristella, thank you. Many blessings to you in the New Year. Hugs to you as well, my friend.❤

  3. Dean’s wishes for the new year are wonderful. These days between Christmas and New Year’s are filled with hopes and plans and sometimes some fear about what will come. And now I’m getting all teary so time to get up and have supper and settle down afterwards to another Christmas movie we missed and snuggle with our dachshunds. Happy New Year, Sandra!

    1. Dear Dewena, thank you for your visit. Yes, I believe we are all a little fearful about what we may see in our world. But, I do believe the tiny things each of us does, makes a difference. I know you enjoy your sweet dogs, they do bring us great joy. Happy New Year, to you and your family !

  4. Friend Sandra, you give us a delicious publication full of wise and pleasant thoughts that I will copy in my agenda so that I can check them from time to time so that I do not forget.
    Christmas has already passed happily at my daughter’s house that lives in Granada, in southern Spain where we have gathered the whole family … well, a noisy Christmas with so many children, but endearing.
    In Spain the gifts are on January 6 the feast of the Magi and we will meet again and
    More hustle and bustle !!! … but nice to see the illusion of children (I say boys because there are no girls)
    Dear, all the possible happiness I wish you for the year that is about to begin 2020.

    1. Dear Dolores, thank you so much for your lovely and kind words. You are most special.
      How fun that you will see your family again on January 6. I can imagine your holiday is full of hustle and bustle with all boys. Busy, busy, busy are boys!!
      Wishing you and your family everything good and wonderful in the New Year. Please know how grateful I am we have become friends. You, my friend, are a true gift. ❤

  5. Thank you for these beautiful thoughts and wish for the new year, Sandra. At this time last year, I knew it was going to be a big year, I just didn’t realize HOW big. I am really looking forward to a more peaceful 2020 and a prayer for a kinder nation. I’m glad your Christmas was peaceful. Ours was wonderful, with my daughter & sil (and her sister and husband helping) being enormously successful in hosting my family (31 this yr) for our Christmas Eve dinner and white elephant gift exchange. I had them for breakfast on Christmas Day, and it was very nice, calm and quiet.

    1. Good morning, Rita. Your 2020 sounds calm and restful compared to 2019. You will so enjoy life without the upkeep of a large home and garden. I know you enjoyed Christmas also with your daughter hosting. Thirty-one people is truly an event, understand those words are from an only child. But I know it was fun and how great that you can all be together.
      Happy New Year to you, Rita. I know you will be blogging about travels and fun activities!

  6. Aren’t Fred Rogers’ words perfect? I love that man. Yes, peace and kindness in the new year. I’m not sure how that will happen but I want so much to believe it can. I’m late to the Christmas party — I’ve been off blog a week — but I hope yours was very merry. Onward to the new year!

    1. Good Morning, Jeanie. Our Christmas was lovely and I am looking forward to 2020. Wishing you, Rick and family a Happy and Healthy New Year!

    1. Dear Laura, thank you and I so enjoy your visits. Wishing you and yours everything good and wonderful in the New Year! Blessings, Sandra

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