It’s Your World!

I hosted a NYE party for the first time since living here and as I was preparing the table and foods, I had the music playing to get the vibe flowing through me.  As me and my mom danced around the kitchen to “house music” this song came on and I said – I must share this with you.  Even though the words are pertaining to a relationship, it doesn’t matter because the meaning of the title says it.

It’s 2015 and guess what…! It’s your time to shine, It’s your time to make it happen and it’s your year to do You! because guess what – It’s your world.. As we ring in the new year filled with new beginnings, we reflect back on the mistakes we’ve made and learn from them. We think about what brought us joy – and we keep doing it more..It’s all in what we call the book of life.  We are born and then we die.. the dash in the middle is what me choose to do to make it our world.  Of course there will be moments where you’ll second guess yourself, that’s natural, but guess what, if you mess up.. just do it over.. and over and over again until you get it right.

As Steve Jobs quoted:  Your time is limited – don’t waste it living someone else’s life.  Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living the result of other people’s thinking.   Don’t let the noise of other’s opinion drown your own inner voice.  And most important – have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become.  Everything else is secondary.

Live your life to the fullest, let your loved ones know how much they mean to you and remember to create a world around you that makes you happy.   You’ve only got one life to live.. Make it count!  And in the process, remember to dance – dance and dance… even if you get sore (like me), then praise God thanking him for making it all possible.

As for me and resolutions, I don’t make them because the reality is.. I don’t keep them.  However, every year I promise myself to make each new year a little bit better than the last.  Some how, some way, every little bit helps.

Now — let me share my little creative moment I had while preparing the table.  Remember the vintage glass swan collection.  I needed some dip bowls and looked at them and said “hmmmmm”…why not?  Here they are..

I was totally pleased with how they added a little touch of elegance to the table.

I plucked some magnolia tree leaves and put them in a vase of water (also featured are pink faux roses) added some floating star glitter candles

And this folks is a part of my world, that I love sharing with you.

The evening was simply fun filled with my family, a few good friends, good music, and laughter.  I forgot how much fun Taboo really is..  🙂

Peace and blessings and again —- HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

I hope you enjoyed this song as much as did…(my knees still hurt from dancing — oooouuch)  LOL!


7 thoughts on “It’s Your World!

  1. Everything simply looks amazing. The food is totally making me hungry right now lol. And I LOVE that Steve Jobs quote, you can’t sit around and live someone else’s life. You have to live for yourself. Such a good reminder. I hope you had a great party

  2. Wallace, that was a nice looking spread.. you did it … I also had a good NYE with my family, the first in years we were together to bring the New Year. Remember I told you this is going to be a great year. Keep doing you and others will follow…Or be left behind”””’

    • Hey Sylvia…thanks..I’m glad you had a wonderful time too.. and you’re right! I’m with you in believing this is going to be a great year .. Glad to have you around to help keep those thoughts positive – so if negative nellie pops in my head – you’ll talk her right out of it.

  3. Hey, there! Love this. I agree 100%! JHUD is jamming as always. Your food spread buffet looks delicious! I want to try those floating candles too. It looks so pretty. I know you hosted a fun filled evening! Cheers!

  4. Happy New Year, m’lady! It looks to me like you brought 2015 in in style! Using the vintage swans for the dip…perfect! I like the way you made the Romaine garnish look like the swans’ feathers.

    I’m not able to do any dancing these days, but you’d better believe I’m grateful to God for another year! ALWAYS grateful!!! It took me a minute to realize that living my own life was much more productive and desirable than trying to live someone else’s. When I did finally land on that realization, the weight lifted from my shoulders was tremendous. I live my life doing ME, and that’s a gift to myself every day. Like you said, we’ll mess up from time to time, but you just keep trying…which is why I’m on my FIFTH (and final!) marriage. Despite the mistakes before, I never gave up. Lucky me because I hit the jackpot with Ramon. Had I given up after the first or second marriage, I’d be alone and bitter. Keeping up the search led me to a wonderful man who reinforces the theory that there are good men still out there…you just have to pray on it, keep you eyes, ears & heart open, and let the good Lord guide you.

    Have a wonderful weekend, and a fabulous 2015!

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