Monday, January 2, 2012

Monday, Monday...

First sunset in 2012!
What amazing gifts the new year brings! 

An entire year's worth of wonderful opportunities... 
given to us one sunrise at a time. 

The Day Dawns...

Many of the moments ahead will be marvelously disguised as ordinary days, but each one of us has the chance to make something extraordinary out of them.

Painted Morning 2012

Each new day is a blank page in the diary of your life. 
The secret of success is... in turning that diary into the best story you possibly can.Have pages on understanding and tales of overcoming hardships.

Fill your story with enthusiasm, adventure, learning, 
and laughter. 

And make each chapter reflect time doing these things: Follow your dreams.

Brave Surfer...
Work hard.Be kind.

Ranch IC: Knockdown !

Do what you can to make the door open on a day that is filled with inspiration in some special way. 


Remember: Goodness will be rewarded.Smiles will pay you back.Have fun. 

Find strength. Be truthful.Have faith. 

Historic church the day after an historic storm

Don't focus on anything you lack.

Realize that people are the treasures in life,

and happiness is the real wealth

Have a diary that describes how you're doing your best,

 and the rest will take care of itself.

- Douglas Pagel
Blue Monday
Mellow Yellow Monday


  1. Awesome pictures, Loui, and inspiring message. Best wishes to you and your family for a New Year of good health, contentment, and happiness in everything you do.

  2. I'm finding that my blog has become a good diary of my life. It was interesting to sit and read thru some of it last night. It's funny how much we forget about. I'm working to make this year one of my best yet. Happy Monday!

  3. Beautiful post! Wishing you health and happiness in 2012!!!
    ♥ Dy

  4. Hi darling, what a beautiful beautiful post, I loved each and every picture.. thank you for swinging in and leaving such a sweet comment, it truly lifted my spirits.. May all your dreams come true in 2012. Happy New Year.. hugs ~lynne~

  5. What an inspirational post! I love those blues!

    Happy New Year & Happy Blue Monday, Loui.

  6. Dynamic pictures, my favorite is the church in the winter snow. All of the shots are so crystal blue, just beautiful to start of 2012.

  7. The colors are just beautiful in your 2nd pic! And the little girl walking down to the beach is so cute! Happy New Year to you:)

  8. Hi Loui!! Happy New Year! Must have lost you when I switched blogs!! You'll have to follow Junk to Joy!!

    Wonderful advice and photos!! The first one is gorgeous!!

    Hope your new year is wonderful!! My motto for the year is "It's gonna be good!!"

    Love and hugs,

  9. Loved this post! Love YOU!

    BTW...just like my blog post tonight expresses - YOU are important to me. Thanks for your friendship.


  10. Hi I came via Kat, what a nice post, so nice to meet you :)

    Kathy :)

  11. Oh, what beautiful pictures and inspirational words! Thanks and here's to 2012!

  12. Beautiful photos..Happy New Year!!!

    Visiting fro BM! Here's my share- hope you can visit too:)

  13. Love all your yellow photos..Thank's for sharing:)

    Visiting for MYM! Here's my share- hope you can stop by:)


welcome to my world of salty sunkissed breezes..
where time is not measured..
linger leisurely..
sift sugary white sand between your toes..
Make and take those wonderful memories..
leaving behind..only your footprints...