~ My Blessings ~ Review of 2012 ~

When I began this blog a little over 6 months ago. I honestly had no idea that anyone would be interested in it…that I would begin writing poetry…or that I would meet some of the most amazing incredible creative fantastic compassionate brilliant loving kind truly awesome people all over the world through this adventure.

When I count my blessings at the end of each year…this year took longer because I counted each of you…my most cherished new friends…kindred spirits…teachers…mentors…and so so very much more. 

Thank you sweet friends…for joining me in this journey and for allowing me to accompany you on yours! Here’s to 2013 and the new adventures we all shall have…the new friends we shall meet…and all we will share together. 

I hope each of you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year! My wish for you this year is joy, health, peace, happiness, and the blessing of friends to celebrate with you when your up and hold you up when you’re down.

♥ ~

Christina ~

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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 8,400 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 14 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

48 thoughts on “~ My Blessings ~ Review of 2012 ~

  1. AnElephantCant conceal his excitement
    Christina rekindles the flame
    He is not disappointed
    Nor his nose disenjointed
    That she does not mention him by name

    Happy New Year, o loveliest of friends

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    • I am so very happy that AnElephant is not disappointed! I do apologize profusely for not mentioning him by name, though I am hopeful that he knows full well he is on the list of those whom I consider the truest and bestest of friends!!! I hope you had a very very Happy New Year!! Hugs ~

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  2. For your first year, that is really good stats. Definitely a lot better than my first year. Better than my first and second put together. Actually, if you go by all of my blogs, better than the first five years.

    It has been a huge pleasure to join you on the start of your adventure. Having seen the start of this journey and watching you grow has been magnificent.

    Another blog that I am top commenter on as well. Maybe I talk too much lol.

    Well done Christina. Keep up the good work, I look forward to watching you grow even more in 2013, thank you for having us along

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    • Thank you so very much Alastair for joining me on this journey…almost from the beginning…you are so appreciated dear friend!! Your encouragement means the world to me….and may I reciprocate and say the same to you….that I look forward to seeing more amazing photography and poetry from you in 2013!

      May this be the best year yet for you sweet friend!! Hugs ~

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      • Thank you. As you show in your latest poem, you have a skill that so many will and do love. Your skill with poetry is exemplary and as you post more, your followers will flock from all corners of the globe (odd that phrase – corner and globe haha)

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    • Pj…I am happily at a loss for words from your amazing most cherished comment! The pleasure has been mine to have met you, been encouraged, and learned so much from you and your eloquent words! You have an amazing gift sweet friend and I look forward to continuing this journey with you. May you be blessed with the very best this year!! Hugs ~

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  3. Here’s hoping that you find some real happiness this year Christina and that all the pain and trauma of the last few years finally start to fade.
    It’s been a pleasure making your acquaintance, reading you, and getting to know you and your family ( Penny 🙂 )
    Take care dear friend, all my love and best wishes for this new year, may it bring you all you desire!
    lots of love n hugs
    xxx
    ps Nice stats!!!

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    • Nick, thank you so very much for your incredible friendship almost from the very beginning of my journey. You have and continue to be a cherished blessing to me. I am looking forward to this year as I haven’t been able to in the past. Thank you again for your wishes for this year…you are such a sweet friend!! I wish nothing but the very best for you this year..may it be the best yet for you and your family!! Love and Hugs xxxx ~

      P.S. Thank you!!! Very much surprised at the stats!! 😀

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  4. My wish is for inner peace and great joy for you this year and lots and lots of amazing poetry that you will share with us. 🙂

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    • I have to agree with you SteJ, most definitely a wonderful year to make aquaintance with great blogs! I count yours among the greats for sure! 🙂

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      • Ooof you flatterer, that makes me proud. if I was to be a bit picky about your blog it would be that we don’t see enough posts. I pop over here loads and demand more of your work to keep me happy!!! (Please).

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    • Indeed…what a world!! 😀 Thank you so much Rosy…you always bring a smile and light when you visit 🙂 I wish the same for you sweet friend, many many blessings and the bestest wishes for you and your family in 2013! Hugs ~

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  5. I have been blogging for 6 months and your Mum asked me to visit your blog and give you a little encouragement, which I am glad that I did. You have changed so much, a more relaxed and happier person. I am always a blog away as all your WP friends are. Never forget that if I can do anything my Gravatar awaits. Ralph x 😀

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    • Ralph, I am so appreciative you did stop by and that I have the honor to call you a dear friend! I have changed since the beginning of this blog…short time…big changes! It is because of all the amazing incredible support from awesome friends like you that have allowed me the freedom to express myself, heal, and move forward in such a safe, warm, welcoming, and supportive venue.

      Thank you so very much for being there….for caring and for being real…you are a gem sweet friend! Hugs ~

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      • Hi Christina. Honestly it is a real pleasure to see you now so vibrant. We all need support now and again. It’s so lovely to be listened to and encouraged by people thousands of miles away.
        I am still here, just a click or two away. Your friend. Ralph x

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  6. And you never knew how much a gift you are going to be to this old world! You are a delightful blessing, one whose life-light shines with every word that falls finding life in every line you write! You are a gem, so continue to share your treasures so that we may be lifted to golden smiles and certain joy! God bless!

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    • Wendell, I am so honored to be viewed in such an incredible way…your words have enriched, encouraged, and empowered me sweet friend. Thank you for being here, for following along, and for your amazing compliments….know you are very very appreciated!! Blessings and hugs ~

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  7. Hey Christina 🙂

    Congrats on the stats and on a very successful first year! Those are both achievements to be proud of. It’s my honour, pleasure and privilege to call you my friend. I’m glad I know you.

    May it be that 2013 brings comfort, peace and prosperity to you and your family. Truly, you deserve it.

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    • Richard, thank you so much for your sweet praise and for your wishes for 2013! 😀 I wish the same for you sweet friend! Hugs and Blessings ~

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  8. Yes my darling daughter you are a most amazing gift to the world and everyone who is fortunate enough to find you here and your beautiful words. You write from the heart, from the soul with a sincerity that is piercing in its intensity. The pride I take in calling you my daughter is HUGE! You are much loved! Mom

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    • Thank you….a thousand times over….your praise means the whole wide world to me and I am more than privileged and honored to be your daughter!! I wouldn’t be where I am today without you….your constant love and encouragement through my whole life…through the good times, the bad, and the horrific…have made me who I am and I am so very very way grateful for that and for you! I love you Mom!!! ♥♥♥♥♥ Hugs ~

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  9. A new year
    New thoughts, new places, new things

    New people all around- their hearts so full of innocence and joy, taking wonder at the fire
    In the sky
    In sparks all around us

    We are the whole of our love for one another, we are the blessings in each moment, we are the people of the world united
    In love and hope
    In rebirth and renewal

    The new year is here
    And your time, my time, our time is now.

    Make a wish, Christina. It’s never too late to make a new year wish. It’s never too late to be alive and to love and to live. When you make this next wish, though, make it one for you instead. We are here for you, to watch, to help and to lift you when you need it; your thoughts as they fly to us are endearing but I, at the least, know I am here to see you soar.

    So take a moment and make a wish, hold a hope close to your heart. This year will be better than all the rest, if we but make it so.

    Warm hopes, forever smiling,
    Eris

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    • Eris, your words…wishes…thoughtfulness…I find myself quite literally speechless. I think this is the best comment I’ve even gotten or read. It’s like you just gave me a big ole hug and filled me with a magical wonder of life and excitement for all the potential it can bring….”if we but make it so”. I did make a wish for me and am holding tightly to it. Thank you….those words seem so small for the gratitude I wish to express to you dear friend…please know you have touched my heart, made me smile, and made me feel truly special.

      I wish all the same to you….I am here to see you soar…and watch your wishes and dreams come true….thank you again a million times over for a comment, a message, I will never forget.

      Hugs & Blessings ❤
      Christina ~

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    • DB, I am more than fantastically honored that you would not only think of me for this award but the incredibly beautiful compliments you’ve given me. I am doubly honored to have someone of your writing prowess think so highly of my work. I have another big smile today….thank you sweet friend so much for sharing this with me!! 😀

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      • You are so very deserving of the award, it was a natural. I hope many follow the link here and experience the enchanting, powerful and beautiful work that I experience here. Congrats!

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        • You’ve given me a huge smile today! Thank you again….you are too kind dear sir 😀 !! Congratulations to you….talk about deserving!!! 😉

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    • Oh!! 🙂 Thank you so very very way much for thinking of me, for honoring me with this award!! I think you’re an amazing writer and an incredibly strong and admirable woman. This makes you sharing this award with me even sweeter! With much gratitude…Hugs ~

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  10. lol, I guess I missed this one too.
    Thats some excellent stat for only 6months of blogging!! There is no denying you have a very successful blog, backed only by the most awesomest followers in the blog realm…hehehe

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    • Why thank you good sir….I am who I am because of my most awesomest followers! :p LOL Seriously, I do have THE most bestest followers…I mean friends….ever! 😀

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  11. It is funny, I had my blog 6 month and I feel the same as you. It made me so happy and I realized how much love and understanding is out there in the world, totally the opposite to wha tyou hear on TV in the news. I know how you feel. Congratulations that the blog has been so helpful to you and useful. I didn’t know Penny was your mum, I follow her too and I am sure she is terribly proud of you. Wishing you all the best for 2013, may the blog enlighten you even more and you find good friends through it. Ute xx

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    • Thank you so very much Ute!! 😀 I wish the same for you sweet friend! Yes, this blog and all my new friends here in the blogiverse have been so incredibly awesome! I am very very proud of my mom as well!! 😀 Hugs and Blessings ~

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  12. Superb post .Beautifully said.l think most of us feel the same as you do..It is wonderful to have incredible friend from all over the world.Thank you for liking my post (the age of customize..) Wishing you success.jalal

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