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Astrology, HubPages and Daily Happiness

Updated on December 13, 2014

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Just For Me Today

I am writing this hub today just for me. A little about life, hopes, wishes, HubPages and of course a little astrology. We have begun a new year, and the yeas seem to be coming faster and faster.We have another year to hope, dream and maybe patch up some unhappy relationships, and also experience some new beginnings.

Take some time out to think about what you want to do this year. Write down some new goals and start making things happen a step at a time.

HubPage Community

I am not going to mention any names here because I don't want to leave anyone out. I have made a group of friends who seem to support me and I support them. I mostly choose to follow someone because I like their writing and then I get to know them--cyberly speaking-- and find them to be wonderful, interesting and extremely supportive. I love learning about other's lives and the Hub community is very open about sharing many things. I cannot tell you how many times I have read comments and shed a tear, felt gratitude and even better about myself and my written words. I cannot thank these people enough and am continually grateful.

My Writing Goals on HubPages

My goal fulfillment for 2013 is to write 200 hubs by next January. Maybe I will do more or maybe less. I have not even touched my favorite topics on health, art and personal growth. I will continue to write recipes as that is fun and easy for me to do. I cook a lot and love sharing what I make up. I just have to remember to keep my camera with me (cell phone).

I am going to share two or three new hubs a week on facebook from older hubs of hubbers who follow me. Actually we could all do that. Lets get into the sharing mode for all fellow writers. It is amazing how a hub can travel around. I am not setting a number of hubs to write each day because that is way too much pressure. I do have a goal of starting or working on hubs everyday. Some days it may be a few lines and others complete hubs.

My Hopes for the Future

I work everyday at staying healthy by careful diet, good supplements and exercise. I know I have said it often--I have been the same size for my adult life. Okay I wear a size 6, you forced me to tell you. I carefully plan dinners with lots of produce and low fat proteins with occasional brown rice our whole grain couscous, pasta and quinoa. Other than during the month of December there are no processed foods or sugar in my house.

My greatest hope for the future is to repair and salvage some damaged family relationships.

Friends are our chose family

I am Blessed

  • I am blessed with good health and lots of energy.
  • I am blessed with many interests that I cannot wait to get up each day to pursue.
  • I am blessed with a wonderful and caring husband--we have lots of fun together.
  • I am blessed with a lovely home.
  • I am blessed with a natural enjoyment of life.
  • I am blessed with wonderful friends.
  • I am blessed with the wonderful hubpage community.


The Libra Symbol

All the signs of the zodiac

Astrology

I am going to continue writing about Astrology. People seem to enjoy reading about their own Astrology signs and others. It is fun for me to review Astrology and write about it as it played an important part in my life. I find whenever I meet someone who seems difficult or we don't hit it off they are one of two signs of which I will never share. I do know that BillyBuc and Leslie are both fellow Libras and that is always good. Please feel free to ask questions about Astrology (not my age) and I will feature them in a hub. I plan to do a hub on astrological compatibility and other topics. As long as people enjoy my writing about Astrology I will continue to do so. Not everyone is a believer but most enjoy it for entertainment. However I am personally amazed how accurate it is in a large percentage of the time.

Summing Up

Life is a mixed bag of challenges, wonderful moments, frightening times and discomfort. So lets take time everyday to pick out the good moments and dwell on them. We can never relive a moment--when it is gone it is gone. Sometimes I wake up and wonder where the years have gone. I look back at old pictures (which may be a mistake) and wonder what happened to that flawless skin. The bottom line is that I am happy to be alive and appreciate all the moments I can. I often say to my husband at the end of the day "Aren't we lucky and what a great day we had". "Lets do it again tomorrow".

Life is a very real experience

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      Robi 4 years ago from Orlando, Florida, USA

      HI Carol...thank you for the follow...and thank you for your lovely msgs of support to me...Im brand new to Hub Pages and in here I want to share my travels with ppl who are interested in travel and adventure. I call myself a travelling bookworm, artist, collector and hobbyist...I think those are all words to best describe me, and like you, I have SOO many interests, that I am never lacking things to do; things which warm busy my hands and brain, things that warm my heart and soothe my curiosity. I am enjoying checking out your site along with a few others who have piqued my interest. Have a blessed, peaceful day! Cheers, Robi

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      MomsTreasureChest 4 years ago

      Good luck with fulfilling this year's goals, it sounds like you're already on a great path and living a life of joy and gratitude daily. Thanks for sharing!

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      JanMaklak 4 years ago from Canada

      Very nice article. I'm looking forward to reading about my astrological sign (Capricorn) and I wish you success on your goal of 200 hubs.

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      Kay Comer 4 years ago from Metropolis, Illinois

      WOW Carol....I LOVED this hub!!! Especially the part about your diet and no processed foods or sugar except in December...and size 6 WOW...I'm 5 feet and 130 pounds and I'm ALWAYS trying to lose that extra 20 pounds....I love your style of writing and look forward to reading many more. I'm so new here and so far behind...I'm beginning to feel like I'm FIRST....but I'm going to be following you and others closely as I try to learn the ropes here....Thanks for this very interesting and informative hub...the diet part really motivated me. thekatydid :-)

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      You are way too kind. However I am delighted..Thanks for being such a supportive friend on hubpages.

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      Nancy Yager 4 years ago from Hamburg, New York

      As always, I will look forward to reading you lovely articles. It is an honor.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      I kind of gave myself a pretty sturdy goal...I am starting out a little slow but will pick up some speed. Thank you so much.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      James A Watkins. Thank you so much for your kind words.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      thank you as always for your support and friendship.

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      Cynthia Sageleaf 4 years ago from Western NC

      May you have a wonderful and properous 2013. :) I can't wait to see more hubs on what you come up with for astrology. Cheers!

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      JanMaklak 4 years ago from Canada

      Nice goal to meet 200 articles in a year. I'm sure you will have increases in your views and earnings. Stay well, I'll be looking forward to your writings

      Jan

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      James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

      Your Hub is pretty cool. I enjoyed reading it. Thank you for this pleasure. :)

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks for dropping in..Goals are good and as long as you don't feel pressured..That is not good..So good luck to you also...

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      Ireno Alcala 4 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      I am also focusing myself to make more hubs this year, Ma'am Carol. I am doing this with certain topics on Health, Vegetarianism, DIY Projects, Travel & Places among others. God-willing, I hope I can accomplish it this 2013.

      Best of luck to you!

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      We can all find something good to focus on. Thanks for dropping in and being a supportive friend and hubber.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      And your sign is???? thanks for dropping in and voting up.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      taurus...Well we will have to get out and find out what is in store for you...thanks for sharing.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      thank you TammySwallow: Libras are indeed fine people..HAHA. thanks for the visit and good things for you this year.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you so much.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      fphrj48 I may be answering this twice.. My site has been acting up..Thank you for the many times.

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      It's definitely important to count our blessings, and it sounds like you have much to be happy for! 200 Hubs is quite a goal--I look forward to reading them! Here's to another happy year on HubPages.

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      Shelley Watson 4 years ago

      Carol I, as did your other followers, enjoyed this personal, reflective, upbeat trip through your thoughts. I also like Libra people, in fact I am very happily married to one! Up, Interesting and definitely Awesome.

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Carol, happy new year to you....looking forward to your astrological hubs and will be by to read them! Especially when you write about Tauruses, because it's my sign. Thanks for sharing, and I share as well.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Libras are some of my favorite people. You all seem to have such a positive existence. It is infectious! Happy New Year to you and I hope all your goals are met. :)

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      Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Carol....You already know that I thoroughly enjoy your astrology hubs. I actually like reading about all of the signs, because the reality is, I know at the very least, ONE person of every sign....I'd say we all do. I think I told you that at one time I did a lot of dabbling, but not to a serious degree as I would love to, one day.

      Carol... I must echo each and every "blessing" you listed....and I'm sure I understand how grateful you are for these. There are days I am overwhelmed with joy and gratitude for all of the wonder and beauty that graces my life. It surely keeps us humble.

      Wishing you a wonderful 2013...each and every moment....and the strength and clarity to rise above any disappointments that may come our way....UP+++

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      mackyi 4 years ago

      Happy New year carol7777, and thanks for giving us an inside peep of your personal life. Wishing you all the best in your effort to achieve your aims and objectives.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks so much..I think goals are different than resolutions. Goals are plans, hopes and ideas without pressure. The word goal lends itself to finding ways to accomplish what we want. Thanks for the votes..

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you so much for the kind words...much appreciated. I always enjoy a visit from you.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      mary615: This writing thing is not easy. It takes patience, some inspiration and time to incubate. Thanks for the sharing. and for dropping in.

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      Healthy Life 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      I really enjoyed your upbeat hub and you inspired me to set a few goals myself. I didn't make a single resolution but it's not too late. I think I even need to set a few goals for hubpages because I alternate between being enthusiastic to write and discouraged that I haven't figured out how to get views in the millions. That must be typical of the sixth month point but I need to forget all about it and just set my own goals and continue to have fun. I love that you also reminded people to dwell on the good things and go forward and that we all have many things to be so thankful for. Thanks for the reminder! Voted up!

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      Margaret Perrottet 4 years ago from Pennsauken, NJ

      Happy New Year Carol, and I sure hope 2013 is a wonderful year for you and that you will meet your goals. I look forward to reading you astrology hubs, as that's one of my interests as well. In fact, I look forward to any of your hubs, as they are always so interesting.

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      You have some good goals for the coming year. I wish I could write more Hubs, but I just have to be inspired to do a good one!

      I do share Hubs, and I Pin and Tweet if I think it's a great Hub.

      I voted this UP, etc.

      BTW: I shared this one, too.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you sunnie day...you are a wonderful hub friend..and I appreciate!!!!

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      ImKarn23...I so agree with you. I think if everyone here would do serious sharing of two or three hubs a week and share all around not just hit the share button...It takes time but well worth it. I am always delited to see some one has actually shared a hub..This is a very viral way to get the word out. Charity begins in my workroom and kitchen..I am big on taking care of myself..because if everyone did..well you know the answer to that..Thanks for sharing..and dropping in.

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      Sunnie Day 4 years ago

      Happy New Year Carol. Wishing you a wonderful year filled with many blessings. I would say you are off to a grand start my friend,

      Love and hugs,

      Sunnie

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      Ah, Carol...how can i tell you are libra? let me count the ways...lol..

      I couldn't agree more - Hubbers need to 'share' hubbers'..

      We're all worried about doing good deeds and random acts of kindness and yet - we seem reticent to share our own communities efforts..

      i hub-share everything...liberally 'like' what i like...and google share/tweet/ and group share the stuff i love..

      charity begins at home..or...at hub...LOL...

      Guess what, Carol - i'm sharing...

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you so much..appreciate your visit.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      thanks Eddie: I appreciate your good wishes and back at ya! Thanks for votes and shares...

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      Dr.Vangeepuram Navaneetham Satakopan 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      Good luck for more successful hubs and Wishing you a Happy New Year.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      So very interesting carol ;I loved it and I am also a Libran ;just like Bill and Leslie.

      I wish you only the best for this coming New Year and I am sure you will reach your challenge of 200 hubs.

      I vote up,across and share all around.

      Eddy.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Hi and thanks...I hope the program is exciting for you..Thinking about you this morning..And of course when a bit of settling down for you I expect a visit...As you may have read my hub email is down and will not restore..Actually got a new computer..The old one was 4 months old..and here is a wonderful and writingly prosperous new year.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      I just love hearing all these lovely comments...It really revvs up the motor and thank you for continued support and wonderful friendship...You are also a great addition to Hub.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you so much for visiting and comments.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      thank you breakfastpop..I will have to check out your profile page to get this morning's hub..My email from Hub is not working. Thanks for your wonderful friendship and your abilities.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      shiningirisheyes: thanks for your lovely, lovely words..I always enjoy a visit from you...I am making note to all my wonderful followers and friends. My Hubpages email address is non-functional....so no commenting for a few days...computer major issues.

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      What a beautiful hub! You are truly blessed ands a blessing to others! I hope that all your wishes come true in 2013. Here's to 200 hubs and restored family bonds! What a great idea about sharing your followers hubs! I'm in! Up++ and sharing! Happy New Year, my friend!

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 4 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      Carol, I really like how you fashioned this hub for yourself and how it ironically becomes very appealing in both presentation and spirit to so many others, including myself. When a writer displays his or her "innards" to the world, the world responds favorably. This hub is indeed a case in point. I also love your facebook promotion of others' hubs. Thank you for your generous and benevolent contributions to our HubPages community!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

      Carol, it was a great feeling to read about your aspirations, hopes and expectations.

      Happy New Year 3012

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      breakfastpop 4 years ago

      Your words are filled with hope for the future and an appreciation of life. I love that. You are an inspiration and "fun to be around." Have a wonderful fulfilling year, carol.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Carol - I have great confidence in your achieving 200 hubs and more. I enjoy your many recipes as well as your astrology and I am happy to know you will bless me with more. I can't wait to read what's to come my friend.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you so much for taking time to share your thoughts...and please keep sending the angels this way. And more wonderful wishes for your new year.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      I am always happy that my clothes fit...and that I feel good. We just do our best...Happy New Year to you.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you as always...I have found a way that works best for me to achieve the goal ...so we shall see...Thanks for all your support and friendship.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      And thank you for stopping by to read my hub..and a wonderful year for you also.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      thumbi7...Thanks for dropping in and nice words.

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      One reason I come back and read your writings is I find a sense optimism in much of what I read. I am the Pollyanna of optimism for sure---I believe truly that every cloud has a silver lining and that the hard stuff we face does in fact make us stronger and wiser. The way you began this is important....you said you were writing in for you...we need to do that. Think and reflect..it can be so important as we move forth and what better time to do it than as a new year begins.

      Each day will bring you new challenges and new discoveries and with your attitude it sounds like 2013 will be a lovely year for you.

      Sending you New Year's wishes. Angels are on the way :) ps

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I love your philosophy about life. I too am a believer in good health. I weigh 105 lbs and i'm 5 ft 2. I believe obesity is the number one killer in the world, next is smoking. Thank you for sharing..

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      Pamela Oglesby 4 years ago from United States

      Carol, You are indeed blessed. It is great that you have at least a pretty good idea or what you wish to accomplish in the coming year. You write very interesting hubs and I wish you a very successful 2013.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      It is nice reading what you wish to achieve this year; always nice to have goals that one would want to achieve. At the same time not being pressurized with resolutions. Great list and I wish all the best for you.

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      anglnwu 4 years ago

      So glad you took time to share about your goals for the coming year and your thoughts on Hp and a no. of subjects. It's good to know that life has been good to you. I wish you the best for the coming year and keep the 200 hubs coming.

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      JR Krishna 4 years ago from India

      I enjoyed reading your hub.

      You are very focussed with clear cut ideas.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Grandma Pearl: How kind of you..wow that makes me feel grand...Thank you so much and you have lots of love, luck and happiness.

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      Connie Smith 4 years ago from Southern Tier New York State

      Carol, I can tell you are a very positive and energetic lady. Your goals are admirable, and I look forward to reading your hubs. I always learn so much from you! Have a blessed and wonderful New Year,

      Pearl

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you kidscrafts: I like planning, dreaming and working on goals. It keeps me going..And I wish for you that your plans become real and all works well for you this coming year.

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thank you for new article; I have the feeling it's kind of a map for you in 2013! You will be busy!

      I find that the beginning of a new year is a nice time to think back and go ahead with new ideas. I plan to create more this year as well (not just for hubpages) and try to have more concentration on my work!

      Thank you for your inspiration and have a great 2013! May your wishes be granted!

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks for kind words...I always appreciate a visit from you. And I wish you a wonderful and beautiful new year.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Thank You My guide on Italy...Thanks for support and friendshp and here is to a fruitful and wonderful new year.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      having lofty goals is a wonderful thing..and not getting there..another path suddenly springs up. I have had successes and many failures..I keep plugging. Thanks for sharing

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Moonfairy ..my Libra friend. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such beautiful comments. So appreciate..And YOU have a wonderful year.

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      Shasta Matova 4 years ago from USA

      Happy 2013 Carol. I enjoyed reading your thoughts - I feel much the same way. It is an incredible community, and being able to write is always a pleasure.

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Cheers to you Carol. Have a happy and healthy New Year. You have many supporters here and we look forward to your hubs.

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      K J Page 4 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      I always told my kids - aim for the stars and if you don't make the star you wanted - you are not a failure - you simply found another path - another star to reach for...Good luck in all this coming year...I am looking forward to reading....and sharing

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      moonfairy 4 years ago

      this hub made me feel good all over. The vibes it sends out are of gratitude, love and joy. It seems like you don't take things for granted, which I love. This hub mirrors what I'm all about as well, and I too, am a Libra !! So thank YOU, carol777, for writing this delightful hub, I'm glad I read it on New Year's Day....voted up and awesome =)

      and...Happy New Year!!

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      A day at a time for the goal arena...You also!!!

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you Peg..The feeling is mutual.. Goals and ideas fill the days.. Hope all is wonderful for you during the year...

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      as always billybuc...I appreciate you and your support and caring friendship. Thank you and good luck reaching your goals.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you so much for kindness and support...

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Deborah: We have to always keep trying...and thank you for shares and pins and mostly your kind and good wishes.which I have or you.

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      dragonflyfla 4 years ago from South Florida

      Sounds like great goals. I bet you will write more than 200 :-)

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      Peg Cole 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Carol7777, I congratulate you on this uplifting and thought-filled hub that has helped inspire a brand new feeling for the day, New Year's 2013. I agree with you wholeheartedly about having gratitude every day for blessings to which I am still amazed to have been given. Among these is the opportunity to meet you and be inspired by your conversationally friendly and helpful hubs. Looking forward to a new year filled with friends like yourself.

      Yours,

      Peg

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Well I wish you well in chasing your goals. I have set mine and I start tomorrow; today ended my goal for 2012, so tomorrow I'll move forward with my next list. Happy New Year and thank you for your friendship.

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      ARUN KANTI CHATTERJEE 4 years ago from KOLKATA

      To be specific you are also blessed with good culinary skills and positive mind. I go through your hubs with interest. I wish you success in reaching your goals.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Carol my dear. I want to say how much I enjoy you and your hubs.. I agree I want to mend fences this year. I do not want any one hurt .. love love love is my motto.. be happy no matter what..

      I am going to keep writing.. even if I feel like I am not getting anywhere.. all I can do is try right?

      God Bless you and I pray you have many more beautiful years

      sharing and pinning etc.

      Debbie

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks for good wishes...Life is a challenge at its best. But we keep trying. Thanks for support and friendship.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      tillsontitan: Hopeful...we all have to be that. Because as long as we are alive there is hope.Thanks for dropping in.

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      Georgianna Lowery 4 years ago from Lubbock, TX

      Good luck, Carol. Can't wait to read what you share with us. Happy New Year! :D

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      I wish there was a "hopeful" button because that is how this hub strikes me. Not just for you dear Carol, but for others. How lucky we are to have found hubpages and the wonderful community here!

      I hope you meet your goals, and know I'll be watching for your hubs.

      Voted up and interesting.