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Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

T'is the season of giving and receiving. After wracking my brain, I can't think of many greater gifts than the trust of a child or animal. Then, of course, the trick is maintaining our worthiness of such a precious gift.

And the New Year is traditionally a time of hope. Our hope, as always, rests with our young. As I approach my 60th New Year, I realize that with a greater sense of import than ever.

Be good to yourself and others in 2011. (Amazingly, the latter usually accomplishes the former.)

Happy New Year.

Photo by Hilary.


Leah J. Utas said...

Happy New Year, Frank.

Hilary said...

That tiny hand is over a year old now.

Happy New Year, Frank. I wish you everything you wish for yourself.. and probably more.

Lisa said...

Happy New Year biggest bro.

Tabor said...

Lovely New Years thoughts.

June said...

Be good to yourself and others in 2011. (Amazingly, the latter usually accomplishes the former.)
Man! Aren't those two sentences so true!
And vice versa as well.

I hope your 2011 is a Good Year.

Pauline said...

Kids and animals are good barometers :) Happy New Year - may all the good things you wish for others come back to you a hundredfold.

Charlie said...

Happy Nude Rear to you too, Frank. And to everyone else. :)

Reb said...

Happy New Year to you and yours Frank.

Frank Baron said...

Happy New Yeah, Leah!

Thanks, Hil. :)

Happy New Year, babiest sis. ;)

Thank you, Tabor.

Thanks, June. Right back atcha'.

I like that one, Pauline. Consider it stolen. :)

Thanks, Charlie. Same to you, Sue and your nearest and dearest.

Thanks, Reb. And to you and yours.

Pat said...

Happy New Year, Frank! Thanks for the thoughts and laughs you're given me over the years. All are much appreciated.

Anonymous said...

What a precious photo! And you're so right - being kind to others helps us too.

Here's wishing you a spectacular year!

Ray Veen said...

Sage words, Frank. Have an outstanding year as well.

Frank Baron said...

Well, thank you Pat. You're very kind. :)

Thanks, ladyfi. And the same to you and yours.

Thanks, Ray. Back at you and your lovely family.

Skunkfeathers said...

Happy 60th New Year, Frank. I'm six years behind, but workin' ta catch up.

Should I be workin too hard to do that?


Dianne said...

I am lucky enough to have the trust of Hope
and lots and lots of furry ones
and I'm grateful

beautiful post Frank

I so adore tiny hands :)

Frank Baron said...

Thanks, Skunky. And no, you should relax and not worry. Enjoy the trip. You'll catch up in due time. ;)

You are indeed blessed, Dianne. Thanks for the visit and kind words. :)

Kappa no He said...

That is indeed one of my goals for the New Year: to be a better person to others.

I hope you and yours have an amazing year. Sixty is a very special birthday in Japan (kanreki). Big celebrations!

Barbara Martin said...

A belated Happy New Year, Frank. May it bring you health and enjoyable times.

Frank Baron said...

Thanks, Terrie. I hope it's a good year for all.

Thank you, Barbara - same to you and yours.

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Frank Baron said...

Gee Harman. I'm afraid I'm going to play hard to get. You'll have to visit me a couple more times first, so I can be sure you aren't just toying with my affections.