Happy New Years everyone! I hope you all had a lovely New Years Eve. I wish nothing but happiness and health for you in the upcoming year and the rest we can build together.
This year has let us know just how small we are and what a big footprint our actions leave. A global pandemic, #BLM, wildfires, earthquakes, polarization in America, Brexit, #endSARS, explosion in Beirut, Poland banning abortion – the list goes on. This year challenged us at every level possible, no shred of humanity inside of us could’ve rested the last 12 months. A year that divided but also brought together. A year after which we should ask ourselves: Did I learn from this?
We cannot change what happened and what is happening but we have to come out smarter and with a great deal of humility.
I love you all and want to thank you for another year of being here, reading, contributing to The Poetry Bar and our little community. I hope it will get better and that we will get better.
Today is December 31st which is the last day of this shitty, shitty year. A lot has happened and still is happening and this night, the midnight, going from 2020 to 2021 will not change anything but it’s good to have hope and work hard to make 2021 an overall better year for the whole world.
I decided to film a little vlog for all of you, I actually filmed this in the morning on the day of the earthquake.
After what has happened in Croatia, I didn’t think that I will be editing and posting this because I am still struggling with fear and my nerves after the earthquake. Editing this vlog for a few hours actually helped me to get my mind off of everything and away from the news so I decided to post it. I hope you are going to like it and subscribe to my channel. In the description of the video, you can find the link with all of the information on how to donate to the victims of the earthquake, if you are interested in that. I will actually leave the link here as well: https://solidarna.hr/urgent-call-for-action-from-croatia-solidarna-foundation-and-fund-5-5/?lang=en
I hope you are all well, safe and happy and that we will all have a good 2021!
We are wrapping this year up with gratitude as we did last year. I gave you a few days to tell me what you are grateful for in 2019 and we have a pretty collection of pretty comments which you can read.
In order to say goodbye to 2019 on my blog, I just want to tell you all that the support I received in all of my projects and my blog in general this year has been absolutely amazing. I love the way you have made this a safe community for everyone to speak up and share their work here. You all show so much love in the comments to other fellow bloggers and writers that I am more and more grateful with each day for The Poetry Bar and for finally putting my heart and soul into this blog.
To be quite honest, all of you have been great friends to me in a year when my life was flipped upside down when it comes to my job, career, mental health, friendships and relationships. I often would feel alone when I was going through a hard time but that feeling became significantly smaller when I decided to share my thoughts, poetry and everyday life with you here.
For 2020 I want this community to grow and I want you to always be strong, even when you face hard times, to always stay positive and find light in everything. To all my fellow writers, I hope you all get book deals and remain being creative and wonderful artists. As for 2019, I can say I will remember it for slapping me in the face and making me stronger, wiser, more determined to succeed and it taught me that I can do more and that I am more that I think. I still have a long way before I embrace myself and everything I am capable off but 2019 surely made me face my fears and made me a better person.
Okay, I am done now. Here is what you all have been grateful for:
With coffee in hand, here goes…
I have much to be grateful for in 2019: a fulfilling career, a roof over my head, a warm bed, food on the table, good health, wonderful family, great friends, and someone special who has recently come into my life. I am also grateful that I get to give back to my community on a daily basis by helping those struggling to get by. I am grateful for this writing community where I get to share words with other creative types.
For 2020, I want to continue on this positive, forward moving path. I hope to be able to give more while continuing to make more great memories with those I love and connect with. Wishing you a wonderful end to this year and a beautiful year ahead! https://surrealisticdreams.home.blog/
Grateful…hum always so hard when you live with anxiety and depression. But I’m grateful for the necessities. Both my wife and I are employed, we have an apartment and a wonderful cat. Despite the loss in key family and some illness in hers, family is still important. She’s still crafty and I’m still artsy. Goals for 2020: Find more fulfilling employment, continue on my weightless journey, go to that nudist resort on my 50th even if I haven reached my weightless goal, pay off credit cards, call friends more often and change my blog up a bit. https://aprolificpotpourri.wordpress.com/
I am grateful for my loving wife and family, health, a roof over my head, enough food to eat, retirement and the freedom it brings to travel in my own city, country and outside my country.
I have never been one to make New Year’s resolutions, but, this year I hope to make some progress in volunteering, reading, playing my mandolin and spending time with family and friends.
Here is my blog link https://blographytoo.photo.blog/
I am grateful for the WordPress community in 2019 who supported me, enriched my life.
My goal for 2020 is to be with my love ones doing the most mundane and yet most extraordinary life together. http://flickerofthoughts.com/
One of the things I am grateful for are people like you : wonderful , kind, hard working , with dreams and with a drive to make them happen . https://andradal.wordpress.com/
I am so very grateful for my wife who grew up in the same story as yours. Thank you for having the strength and the writing skills to help lead others out of the darkness. https://mewe.com/i/garyedwards11
I finally got a job this year after a lot of struggle. It makes me independent, now I don’t have to remain dependent on others for money which is a very important thing in life as we need money for almost everything. I am grateful for all that I have.
Here is my blog https://believestrong.wordpress.com
Family, friends and time spent with them is a the top of the list. Also, strolls in the sand at the beach.
A well made taco is uber-important!
After taking off a year from uploading photographs to my print site…I will start again with regularity. http://photographicimpressionistic.wordpress.com/
Hello everyone and welcome to the first Coffee Date with Luna!
Like my cup says, ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE AND MORE COFFEE!
Today, I will actually be recreating a post I did last year around this time and it’s in regards to being grateful. This year I had a really lovely Christmas with my family which is not something I thought possible 10 years ago. I was very open an honest about my domestic abuse story. My father was an alcoholic and he had mental health issues and he would beat us up, verbally abuse us and the cops were no strangers to us even on Christmas Eve and Christmas Morning. I don’t want to get into this story, I have a few posts about it but it’s important for this now.
So instead of being locked up in a room with my mother and sister with little food to eat and no Christmas tree this year we had two Christmas trees, happiness, freedom, a lot of food and we even went to Church together. I am not a person that goes to church but I know it’s important to my mom and I am happy she got that wish fulfilled this year.
As someone who grew up in domestic abuse and borderline poverty I never thought I would have a job that paid well, an apartment, a bachelor’s degree and all of the other things I have today. To be quite honest, I am grateful I made it out alive from my childhood.
Here’s where my copying of the last year post comes to life. Since the end of the year is close, let’s be grateful. We did this last year, remember?
I would like you to list things you are grateful for in your life in the comments and, for this year’s edition of gratefulness, you can also write down your goal or goals for the upcoming year. Let’s spread some love, positivity, support and gratefulness in that comment section!
I am going to start with the things I am grateful for this year: my family, my jobs, having the courage to pursue a different career path, all of you lovely followers here on Luna, walking away from people who were bad for my mental health, ummmmm… If I have some more, I’ll add in the comments.
My goals for 2020: building a career in digital marketing, working on myself as a person, strengthening our community here on Luna.
Let me hear you now! I can’t wait to read what you are grateful for and what your goals are for 2020. Since, like I did last year, I will make a blog post before New Year with all of your comments, make sure to also leave your blog link in the comment so I can tag you on our Gratitude post 2019!
have a happy New Year. I wish all of the best for you in this year, that you be happy, healthy, surrounded by love and thirsty for new experiences and knowledge. I hope that you will have the persistence every day to work hard for your dreams, that you will be blessed with strength to overcome your daily life obstacles and that you will always keep a positive mind and a positive attitude. Sincerely, I wish you live every day as if it was the New Year’s Eve and make small decisions that will positively impact your life.
I hope you all spent last night in the best way possible. As always you are welcome to write in the comments what you’ve been up to the past night or something you wish for in this year.
A few days ago I wrote a post about gratefulness and asked all of you lovely people to write in the comment what you are grateful for in the past year. I thought it would be a nice gesture and a positive way to end this year and start a new one. Also, being grateful benefits our mental health and it creates a positive atmosphere. Here are the comments and e-mails I received:
I am grateful that many of the experiences I’ve had this year are behind me, and I’m in a much better and more peaceful place now – Myster Hyde
I am grateful for my niece being born into this world 6 months ago and I am grateful for the support from all the wonderful poets on WordPress including Luna.
– Casey Jarrell from Mirror Gate
I’m grateful I’ve made it through another year! Have been in and out of hibernation since returning from little blisters place south of the inkwell hq. Hope you have a wonderful new year
I am grateful that I am alive……
I am also grateful of people around me
Also grateful of God, that He gave me everything in my life that I even never asked for.
I am also grateful of your poetrybar initiative
The only thing I expect from my self next year is hardwork, dedication, determination and discipline. Also will try myself to be more humble, truthful and honest.
May God give you guidance and good health and also hope that you will pray for me as well.
– Salman Wani
I’m grateful to still be alive and share it with people like yourself and to write
– Poet of the Light
I’m grateful that out of the millions of years the Earth has been alive, I’m a part of a time where thoughts can be shared freely and modern medicine does not include maggots
Having a gratitude attitude and I’m grateful to be breathing. I’m so Happy and grateful to share my feelings.
2018! This is the wonderful year when I discovered wordpress.com. My blog is a creative place for my art soul. I am grateful, joyful and I am delighted that I met many interesting people who share and publish poetry, photos, paintings, drawings, motivating lectures and thoughts. Creative inspiration, happy, successful and peaceful New Year to all authors!
– Vasil Georgiev
I know I wrote a post about gratefulness and I am still waiting for all of your lovely comments, but today I need to complain a little bit.
In the last 4 days I got sinusitis, I am drinking 3 different kind of pills, one of which is an antibiotic, I feel like I am high and my head is constantly spinning, I have some crazy shifts to work in the next week, I still don’t have my New Years outfit, I am working a double shift on Monday, then going to a New Years Eve party and then I am working the next day and this morning, sorry if this is too much information, I got my period.
If someone out there is stabbing the vodoo doll with my face on it please calm the fuck down, I want to survive this year.
I just had the need to complain because I am in so much pain and under so much medication I am feeling very emotional all the time.
Make sure to write in the comments what have you been grateful for this year because it would really make me happy and also pray for me because my luck is so great I think I could break a leg or something soon.
Lately, with The Poetry Bar and all, I’ve been all about communicating more with you, being more interactive so I came up with another little project for us.
2018 is coming to an end in just a few days. For me it has been a very long year filled with all types of excitement and change, but it was also filled with defeats and pain. I’ve learned a lot this year, met some great people, made some steps forward and I believe that I became stronger when it comes to chasing my own happiness.
What I want you to do now is to reflect on your experiences this year and write in the comments what events, feeling, people etc. are you grateful for this year. Write from 1 to 5 things. Even more if you want! All of your lovely comments will be published in a little gratitude post on my blog and make sure to place links to your blogs in the comments as well.
I believe that gratitude is a feeling we should all nourish because it helps us see the world through different eyes and to progress in life. Gratitude makes us aware of all the gifts we have and makes us feel more present in the world. I think this post will be very beneficial for everyone who writes and reads it.
I can’t wait to read all of your comments. Also, The Poetry Bar is still very much active so make sure to keep sending in your works there. All of the necessary info you can get by clicking here.
I know many bloggers do posts like this so I decided to do one myself. It’s a small recap of my December on Instagram. It’s mostly about Christmas because…I mean I don’t have to explain. Christmas is my time of year and I love the whole atmosphere. I hope you will like this post and follow me on instagram @luna.theblog if you want to see my daily posts.
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My dearest readers and followers have a HAPPY NEW YEAR! I wish you all the best in the upcoming year and I hope you had a great last night with your loved ones!
I honestly wish that this year, and every year to come, you achieve your goals and find happiness in life. Don’t forget that resolutions aren’t one day decisions. Don’t strive to change everything in one day and focus on the progress. Make every day a New Year day and make yourself better every day.
Become better and smarter, try new things, help the world in any way you can and don’t forget to smile a lot.
Lots of love, XOXO
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