Sunday, January 1, 2012

Day 1 - Hope

This post kicks off the start of my 366 day long journey of blogging about at least 1 thing that has made me smile that day. And what better day to start than on the first day of a new year!

Yesterday at dusk, I watched in silence as the sun sunk beneath the horizon on the last day of 2011.
Last sunset of 2011

With midnight only a few minutes away, delectable champagne was popped, poured and consumed.
Moet time

As the clock hit 12am, bursts of woven golden clusters filled the night sky with brilliant cascading stars.
2012 fireworks

At 5:25am while watching Megafactories: Coca-Cola on the National Geographic Channel, I caught a glimpse of the beginning of what would be the first sunrise of the year 2012.
1st sunrise of 2012

And that brings me to what has brought a smile to my face today - hope.

I know today is just like another day, however there is something almost magical in the air on the first day of a brand new year. As I wonder what this year holds for myself, my friends and family, my country, and the rest of the world, I can't help but feel nervous yet giddy with excitement at the same time.

I can't wait to uncover what this year will bring. I am hopeful, and it's a pretty good feeling.


  1. A very fitting first post Sammie! :)

  2. @Jon Thanks Jon :) 1 day down, 365 more to go!

  3. I had a feeling it's going to be a great year.
    Reading your blog made me believe it will be!
    Happy New Year!

  4. @Kevin Ooi Happy New Year!!

    Thank you for your kind words.. I suspect it isn't going to be an easy year with more seems like increasingly frequent natural disasters and the anticipated GFC, but that drives me to seek out and appreciate the little day to day positives even more :)


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