Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself;
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.
I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet.
I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
~Groucho Marx

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


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Sunday, January 1, 2012


I started out the new year as usual with a morning walk.  Around the lake i went and only saw a few other people.  Barbara who enjoys her walk as much as i do, a couple from my church and a runner.  There were three deer that i spotted on the path to the lake.

I walked 6.3 miles.
Someone asked how many miles i walk in a year.  I haven't added them up but if i averaged 6 mile a day that would be 2190 miles so it is around there somewhere.

I counted up the coins i found this month and it came to a total of only a 78 cents and only $11.42 for the year but a grand total in my glass banks of $215.28.
Cause me to hear the lovingkindness in the morning;
for in thee do I trust:
Cause me to know the way wherein I should walk;
for I lift up my soul unto thee.
Psalm 143:8
A blessed Sunday to all and may this new year be your best yet.
Happyone : )


  1. Happy New Year, Karen. Congrats on your total mileage... That is AWESOME... That's why you are so healthy....

    Hope 2012 is as good to you both...

  2. I am always so excited to read your posts all year but especially at the end of the year! Your book challenge was awesome without the number 75! I love you and hope you have a fantastic year! I am also so excited about your dreams of a cabine coming true! Yay....I can hardly wait to watch the growing of this dream! Much love and Happy New Year! Happy New Year to Ken too! Pam

  3. Happy New Year to you! I love that you are still walking...and keeping up the penny count.

  4. Best wishes to you Happyone in the coming New Year. I can't believe how much money you've collected over time, that's amazing. I get such a thrill out of your blog, love your awesome pictures. It's going to be a great year, I can just tell.

  5. Happy New Year!!! I wish I could find some of your motivation to walk everyday come rain or shine!


  6. And you are not tossing out the 200 something dollars are you? Now I haven't gone to the lengths you have to keep it separated, but I am picking up change. I figure it can't hurt and it might help. =) And just today I found $26 in my desk drawer and have no idea how it got there. I'm not asking questions either.

    I figure you've walked to the moon and back if you tally all the miles you've walked since you began at a year old or earlier. You were probably one of those who started walking at 7 or 8 months. =)

  7. And we took our walk down-street, on a mild Jan. day. But of course, as soon as the sun went down, it was Dec. again!!!!!! :-)

    (-grin- I wrote a Dec. day, at first. lol)

    Gentle hugs...

    "I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God
    who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect
    has intended us to forgo their use."

    ~ Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)


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