above is a picture from New Years Eve.
We have a tradition of spending it
with our very dear friends, the Hudson-Hecks.
They are very special people in my life.
We met them 10 years ago when our girls were
in preschool together.
It was an instant friendship for all of us.
I love friendships that are so easy.
I chose the quote below because they have
such enthusiasm for life.
I love Anthony de Mello.....
a friend of mine gave me a book by him.
I still read it from time to time.....
he has lots of pearls of wisdom
that I need to be reminded of.
"To the woman who complained
that riches hadn't made her happy,
the Master said,
"You speak as if luxury and comfort
were ingredients of happiness;
whereas all you need to be really happy, my dear,
is something to be enthusiastic about."
-- Anthony de Mello