Welcome to the New Year, 2017

Year’s end is neither an end nor a  beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.  Hal Borland

Love this quote by Hal Borland.  What a special life as a writer and naturalist.  Loved traveling and writing for many different small newspapers and a writer for the New York Times writing “Nature Editorials.”

I do want to visit the library and read some of his books.  His love of nature just out in the countryside to the wilderness invites all of us to  go outdoors starting with our own backyard.

What a great way to begin the New Year but choosing some authors  who provide new insights to life and living.  As you can see one of my things to do this week is to go to the library.   Hal Borland is on the top of authors I want to learn more about and gain his special insights on the outdoors.

As Hal Borland’s quote speaks out to me..I agree !  Personally I agree to looking at the new year as a continuous growth of who we are.  I know that I just keep on learning about me and how I can grow in getting out of my own to do more.

So with that in mind, I do hope many of you will join me in connecting with our special day enjoying our world around us and celebrating the wonderful smilin’ people around us.  It is fun.

Without naming names, one smiley sticker was handed out at a restaurant.  The waitress was so kind she received a smiley sticker.  What happened next…?  She was so happy with this little gift she could not help but hug this smilin’ gifter.  This is what happens…dear reader.  I have been doing this for some time.  Amazed every time on how a little smiley sticker brings a special positive connection even for a brief moment.

So Keep on Smilin’!  Join us in Spreadin’ Smiles and go to our store to buy your starter packet.  Hope you will then decide to join  this campaign.  This is also my wish for this year.  Hoping I can in some special way have many join me.

Have a great day!


Writing right here in the “Experiosity Tree House”

Paradise Valley, Montana

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