New Year Resolutions From My Wild Florida Friends

Big Al says, “In the New Year, I’m going to keep my head above water and always have an eye out for a good opportunity.”


Tommy turtle says, ” My motto is, don’t hurry, be happy. Life isn’t a race. We all get there in the end.”


Mr GBH says, “I’m going to take some time out of each day to meditate and I refuse to stress about those things that I cannot control or change.”


Great Egret says, “When I choose to rise above the drama, the view is wonderful and the way forward becomes clearer.”


Woody wood stork says, “I always strive to have balance in my life. I stay calm and grounded whilst being totally focused on my goals.”


Grandpa Igasho is looking a bit dishevelled and rather concerned as he keeps a watch out for human predators from his safe perch high up in the trees. His New Year resolution is to always stay one step ahead of the opposition because you never know what their next move will be.


Last up but most important, Perry and Penny pelican say, “Whatever the question, always remember that love is the answer.”


Thank you to everyone who takes the time to visit my blog. I appreciate you all and wish you a very happy, healthy and successful 2020.

Another wonderful year just flew by.

“May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions.” ~ Joey Adams
Just popping in to wish you all a really happy and healthy 2014. Where did this year go to? I’ve been too busy to notice. My time has been spent in Florida, Belize, South Africa, England and Costa Rica, with a spectacular Rhine cruise thrown in during August. Yesterday, we returned from visiting family in New Jersey, and are now enjoying our ‘home alone’ peacefulness on this last day of the year. Tonight we’ll drink a toast to the New Year, and tomorrow I guess that life will continue as per usual, with no fanfare or undue excitement. At the end of February, we’ll be off to England for a week to visit my 100-year-old mom-in-law, who has seen in a whole century of new years, and doesn’t appear to intend changing that any time soon. March will see us back in our home on the south-east coast of South Africa, and of course I’m so looking forward to seeing my mom, sister, daughter and two grandchildren again.

I don’t make new year resolutions, but if I did make just one, it would be to smile even more than I do. Mother Teresa once said, “Every time you smile at someone, it’s an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” So I wish you lots and lots of smiles in the coming year; great big ‘Dolly the dolphin’ smiles.


“Let this coming year be better than all the others. Vow to do some of the things you’ve always wanted to do but couldn’t find the time for. Call up a forgotten friend. Drop an old grudge, and replace it with some pleasant memories. Vow not to make a promise you don’t think you can keep. Walk tall, and smile more. You’ll look ten years younger. Don’t be afraid to say, ‘I love you’. Say it again. They are the sweetest words in the world.” ~ Ann Landers