simply saying…

In all of your
magic making,
yes and no saying,
errand running,
carole humming,
burden lifting,
option sifting,

picture taking,
merry making,
sky gazing,
crowd braving,
memory building
hassle having,
heart salving

truth speaking,
quiet keeping,
sniffle tending,
love mending,
clutter busting,
mystery trusting,

card sending,
time bending,
idea trying
instead of buying,
storm weathering,
family gathering,
stocking stuffing,
trust for enoughing,

list making,
breath taking
just keep singing……

~ deep breath~

please remember this:

~be kind to you.

“may your coming year be filled with magic and dreams
and good madness.
i hope you read some fine books
and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful,
and don’t forget to make some art
-write or draw or build or sing
or live as only you can.
and i hope,  somewhere in the next year,
you surprise yourself.”
-Neil Gaiman

I don’t want to save this wonderful wish for the next year;
I wish it for you now!
~for the last long sips of THIS year,
with all my heart,
with big hope and love.


  1. Bren on December 2, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    And I receive it now! Love it!

  2. rachel awes on December 2, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    a needed message, dear friend.
    i type with no voice..worn thin,
    but also grateful with blessings.
    i paused an extra dollap of time
    on your “have compassion…” art.
    thank you w/looove! i needed that.

  3. Mary on December 2, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Thank you dear friend, for this, for you, for your never ending encouragement, grace and love!
    I am praying these days of the last month of the year will be rich and full, waiting in expectation…


  4. Julia Bourque on December 2, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Dear Jennifer, 2012 is coming to an end and it seems like time has slipped away like fine dry sand through my fingers. I barely caught a glimpse of all the beautiful gifts she brought me. I need to be more gentle and compassionate with myself and slow down some and lounge a little more.

    Thank you so much for your gentle reminders.
    I hope that you receive back tenfold all the goodness you send my way.
    Hugs & love.

  5. Anyes - Far Away in the Sunshine on December 2, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Your wish to us is wonderful Jennifer and I thank you for it. Another year comes to an end without me having really seen it go by and this is the perfect gift. Thank you sweet friend Hugs to you xo

  6. Red or Gray on December 2, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    such a wonderful way to see the world here !!

  7. Lee Ann on December 2, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Thank you dear Jen for those wonderful wishes! I have to say
    for me, I’m ready for the new to come with new goals and things to look
    forward to. These past few months have been stressful and learning times
    in my world. Having knee surgery in a couple weeks due to and injury
    and will be glad to getmy body back working
    so I can get out and take those nature walks again!
    I’ve really missed you and getting over here to read your blog. I finally
    put up a new blog post today, after being gone for a couple of months and I
    would love it if you would stop by.

    Hugs of Love,
    Lee Ann

  8. Louise G. on December 3, 2012 at 8:50 am

    I am sipping
    and feeling
    opening up
    to those moments
    where I
    surprise myself
    and fall
    into that space
    where I let go of
    toing and froing and going
    and surrender
    into Love.

    You are a gift.

    I wish the same for you
    as you wish for all of us.

  9. Lindsay on December 3, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Your beauty makes me truly happy… and what a surprise to read a different poetry style of yours… it felt like a word-game! 🙂 Wishing you all the same and much much more. 🙂


  10. Barbara on December 3, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    I’ve going to try to breathe deep and savor the last sips of 2012. Thanks for the reminder and encouragement you always give us!!

  11. kathryn on December 4, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    your list makes me dizzy, but it’s so true! we tend to over do it and as soon as it ends we’re on to the next thing until the next holiday season …an endless loop! altho i LOVE the holidays, i have learned the hard way to do what you are asking of us…be gentle, forgiving and kind to ourselves!!

  12. Jean on December 4, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Holy cow, did I need to read this! Thank you for sending it out into the world at this busy time of year. As always, stunning visuals to help drive the point deep. Thank you!

  13. Just Be Real on December 5, 2012 at 5:03 am

    Lovely Jen. Thank you.

  14. leslie on December 5, 2012 at 7:47 am

    wishing you joy, as well…

  15. eydie on December 5, 2012 at 8:36 am

    I loved every drop of it
    right down to your “optional sifting”.

    You are brilliant with words.

    May all of the goodness you give out,
    come back to you in all magical ways.

  16. Suzanne on December 6, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Beautiful Jennifer. So much crammed into one month. xo

  17. Lynn on December 6, 2012 at 10:00 am

  18. Naomi on December 6, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Sundrops of love to you, friend. Excellent advice!

  19. Relyn on December 6, 2012 at 11:03 am

    You are such a poet. SUCH a poet!

    I love your heart, dear friend.

  20. LindyLouMacinItaly on December 6, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    What a lovely message I found here today thankyou so much Jennifer for being such a compassionate blogger.

  21. suz on December 6, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    so many nice followers you have

  22. missing moments on December 6, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Oh yes, just breathe! Have a great weekend!

  23. Judy Hartman on December 7, 2012 at 7:25 am

    Ahhh, Jennifer, this post is like a balm to my spirit! So nice to read a wish for the new year, which I look upon as a clean slate on my horizon. Try as we do to *breathe*, there is so much on our plates this month. Good things, but so much! Thank you, as always, for your inspiring words.

  24. Rainfield (雨田) on December 7, 2012 at 8:54 am

    You are “….”ing, and I am “…”ing too.

    It sounds so happy.

  25. Mom on December 7, 2012 at 8:57 am

    AHHHH!! This is wonderful, Jen! LOVE IT!

  26. Just Be Real on December 7, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Came back for a reminder to have compassion on myself.

  27. Dulcy Stewart on December 8, 2012 at 7:10 am

    Words to keep close during the next few weeks! L O V E your holiday artwork Jennifer!!


  28. kamana on December 8, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    great message and reminder. hope you are enjoying your festive season.

  29. Karen Stout on December 9, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    You always say it the best! Wishing you a magical holiday season!

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