Friday, December 21, 2012

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Wherever you are, whatever you're doing, whoever you're with, I wish you a very happy, safe and peaceful Christmas and New Year.

I haven't been working much on my blog or reading yours much the past several months but that doesn't mean I've forgotten you. It just means that I've been pulled in a different direction. I want to fill this next period of my life with acts of sharing more of myself with others. Trying to figure that out these days.

That's me today, December 21st, 2012.
I'm taking a break from working on my book project "This Restless Life" which
is basically a condensing of my blogs from the last three years.
Just in case you're interested, here's the update I sent yesterday to backers of my book project.
Update #4·Dec. 19, 2012·comment
Nearly three weeks have passed since "This Restless Life" book project was successfully funded. The goal is to have the book completed and the rewards out to all of you within the next eleven weeks.
Over the past two weeks, I ordered rewards - greeting cards and post cards made from images that will be in the book. I selected all of the stories from my "A Camp Host's Meanderings" blog that I will build upon in the book. I created more collages that will be pictured in the book.
During the same period, I nursed a cold and dealt with my dog Gingee's flea allergies. In five days, Santa will visit little children around the world. For weeks, months and years to come citizens and policy makers will be wading through matters associated with gun violence in our country. Others will grieve losses from the recent Connecticut shootings along with all the other shootings and killings from years past.
I have been and will continue to seek inspiration from the following quote as I move forward with this project and in my life. "You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give." Kahlil Gibran
Thank you each and everyone for the support you have given to me as I do my best to give of myself to others.  Wishing you Peace, Safety and Love this holiday season, Levonne
Back to my blogging pals...
What is your top priority for the new year?


  1. It's so good to hear from you. Kendall and I send warm wishes to your family and Gingee for a wondrous holiday season. In 2013 we'll be working on being healthy. You can keep tabs on us over on

  2. Hapy Holidays and blessings for the New Year! It is good to keep hearing how your project is coming along, and I look forward to talking with you again when you have time!

    1. Want to make a skype coffee date? I'd love to check in next week! After Christmas Day.

  3. My priority for the new year is to stay as I am and not losing what little I have. I wish you a Merry Christmas and a New Year full of joy with your loved ones.

  4. Finishing the house repairs and getting it on the market! Will it ever happen?

    Also maintaining the 53 pound weight loss.

    My resolution is to do 12 good things for other people. Big or small, things I would not have done before.

  5. Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

  6. Merry Christmas Levonne and John and Gingee too. Hope to see you next time you are on Vancouver Island.

  7. Your a very creative soul. I think for 2013 I want to keep pushing myself to learn new things. Have a Merry Canadian Christmas! <3 to Gingee

  8. Merry Christmas to you and your family..and gingee too of course...haven't considered my resolutions as of yet...but I'm sure I will come up wtih some...:)

  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog - what an inspiring post this is. Best of luck with your book and I hope your Christmas is filled with friendship and joy. Merry Christmas!

  10. Merry Christmas, Levonne, and best of luck with your project!!!

  11. Hi Levonne, My wife and I send you our very best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.....may your book be a best seller!

  12. Merry Christmas to you and John. May the New Year bring you much happiness and success! :c)

  13. Late in the day but never-the-less wishing you a Merry Christmas for what's left.

    Wishing you and John and Gingee a Prosperous and Happy New Year.

    May your ideas and projects come to fruition. You have such special talents to share.


  14. Good luck with the book - I'm sure it'll be really fascinating. I've fallen way behind on blog reading too as I've been pulled away from the computer a lot lately too. I guess we all go through this, after all, there is still life out there ;-)


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