As we are ending one year and beginning a new one, we have a time to reflect upon the “ups-and-downs” that were encountered in 2011 which may or may not be favorable to some.

Of course there are memories that are heartwarming that represent joyous moments celebrating marriage, births, awards or similar recognized events. It has also been a joy in having new friends come into our lives.  For some, however, 2011 may be a year that will be remembered that brought unfortunate tragedies, circumstances and heartbreak totally beyond control or understanding.

While saying Goodbye 2011 and Happy New Year 2012, this gives us and takes us to a new year with anticipated hopes and opportunities to start anew.  As we are ready to start afresh with a clean slate, let us remember as instructed in Isaiah 43:18-19:

Forget what happened in the past, and do not dwell on events from long ago. I am going to do something new.

While saying Goodbye 2011, we can plow ahead to work towards finding that door designed with plans for good for each one of us in having a Happy New Year 2012.  Let us find that door and be blessed.

Revelation 3:7 says:

When he opens a door, no one can close it. And when he closes it, no one can open it.

Happy New Year to you and your loved ones and would appreciate it if you would kindly please comment, share and re-tweet too.



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6 Comments to “Goodbye 2011 — Happy New Year 2012”

  1. Stacy says:


    A very happy new year to you too! Thanks for sharing, those are great reminders especially as we start a new year!


  2. Thanks for reminding me of those quotes – I believe there is only today and we need to live today, learn from yesterday and plan for tomorrow but that today, this minute is all there really is. Happy New Year to you too

  3. Great post, Nelly! I’ve heard people talk about New Year’s Day as an “artificial holiday.” However, I think that any excuse to get people to reflect on their past and work to build on their future is all right with me.

  4. Nelly Paekukui says:

    Hi Roberta,
    You’re welcome. Thanks for dropping by and wishing you the best for this year as well.
    Blessings and Aloha to you!

  5. Nelly Paekukui says:

    Hi Stacy,
    Thank you too and wishing you the best always.

  6. Nelly Paekukui says:

    Thanks Steve! Blessings to you and wishing you the best! Aloha my friend!

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