Life lessons

The beginning of a new year is often time to take stock:

I don’t make resolutions as they tend to go in one year and out of the other!

But I do hope that I grow and learn a bit every day. Here are some of those lessons:

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Make the most of those festive moments with people you love – you don’t know how long they will last.

Try out new perspectives and angles;

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Remember to enjoy the view

And have some fun (even if you look silly);

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And, finally, take the time to dwell on what you have

Rather than on what you don’t have.

Carpe diem!

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Seize more moments here: Our World.

And don’t forget Skywatch.

91 responses

  1. Happy New Year:)

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    January 1, 2018 at 20:39

  2. Hello, great advice and words to live. by. Love the sweet dog and wonderful photos. I wish you all the best in 2018! Have a great day, a happy new week and a very happy New Year!

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    January 1, 2018 at 20:43

  3. …GREAT advise and fabulous images. Happy New Year.

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    January 1, 2018 at 20:49

  4. Your dog is so happy, love her. Have a beautiful new year.

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    January 1, 2018 at 20:50

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  6. Ron

    “I don’t make resolutions as they tend to go in one year and out of the other!

    But I do hope that I grow and learn a bit every day.”

    I feel exactly the same way, Fiona 🙂 I try to take each year as it comes, leaving myself open to learn and grow. To me, no year is a bad year, they are just what they are – years of learning.

    AWESOME photographs!

    Joyous New Year, my friend!
    X

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    January 1, 2018 at 21:01

  7. Awesome advice! Happy New Year!!

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    January 1, 2018 at 21:05

  8. Great scenery and it all sounds like good advice. Your dog looks to be having fun.

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    January 1, 2018 at 21:08

  9. Fiona!
    Wonderful winter photos.
    Hugs for a dog.
    Greetings from Poland.

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    January 1, 2018 at 21:13

  10. Bill Dodd

    Ooooo I have to steal that for later use: In one year and out the other! Thanks for sharing these and your other pictures all year long. Happy New Year…

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    January 1, 2018 at 21:18

  11. LOL! So true! So true!
    May this be a wonderful year for all of us. 🙂

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    January 1, 2018 at 21:51

  12. Love your thoughts/lessons!!!! I don’t make resolutions either —but my main goal is always to stay as happy and healthy as I can….

    Happy New Year.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    January 1, 2018 at 22:21

  13. Great thoughts!!! And your dog – she is so sweet!! Happy New YEar!

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    January 1, 2018 at 22:23

    • Thanks! I have two dogs, but they do look very similar.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      January 2, 2018 at 14:03

  14. You say So much in a few words. I especially liked this: I don’t make resolutions as they tend to go in one year and out of the other!

    And your photos – well, it’s true – One picture is worth a thousand words. Happy New Year, Fiona!

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    January 1, 2018 at 22:46

  15. yogiabb

    I like your lessons. I don’t do resolutions either.

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    January 1, 2018 at 23:01

  16. Great lessons and wonderful photos, as always. Happy New Year! 🙂

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    January 1, 2018 at 23:10

  17. Anonymous

    Such a wonderful post and pics!

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    January 1, 2018 at 23:29

  18. Hey! That’s MY comment above 😉

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    January 1, 2018 at 23:30

  19. Happy New Year!

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    January 1, 2018 at 23:43

  20. rhiebert

    Lovely pictures and words of wisdom. Happy New Year.

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    January 2, 2018 at 00:05

  21. Great suggestions and insights all. Thanks as always for sharing your view. It took a while to discover that life is more about savoring the moments than looking ahead for those perfect endings. 🙂

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    January 2, 2018 at 00:09

  22. I don’t make New Year’s resolutions either…I hate lying to myself.

    Love these photos and what you have to say about them.

    Happy New Year!

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    January 2, 2018 at 00:26

  23. Wise words – happy new year, Fi!

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    January 2, 2018 at 00:46

  24. My heart is resonant with the chimes of your philosophy.

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    January 2, 2018 at 04:09

  25. Love your appreciation of beauty and the richness of life.

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    January 2, 2018 at 04:23

  26. Happy New Year LadyFi, Ruby, Simmie and all your family!!!

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    January 2, 2018 at 05:08

  27. Wonderful winter photos and great advice! Happy New Year!

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    January 2, 2018 at 07:36

  28. Stewart M

    Nice! And I would add ‘ and remember that talking to animals is not a sign of madness – in fact, it’s the opposite’

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

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    January 2, 2018 at 08:02

    • So true! LOL.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      January 2, 2018 at 08:31

  29. I think we can learn at lot from your dogs on how to let go and enjoy the moment! Wishing you a wonderful 2018.

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    January 2, 2018 at 08:31

  30. This is so truee. Carpe diem! Hope you have a great 2018! 😀

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    January 2, 2018 at 09:35

  31. Vry nice photos.
    Happy New Year!

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    January 2, 2018 at 11:02

  32. So beautiful pics.
    Wishing you a very Happy New Year 2018.

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    January 2, 2018 at 11:11

  33. Looks like a very happy dog.

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    January 2, 2018 at 11:28

  34. Lovely post in words and images – wishing you a healthy and happy 2018!

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    January 2, 2018 at 12:17

  35. your dog seem to enjoy it 🙂

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    January 2, 2018 at 12:18

  36. All the best in 2018 and a lot of new stories and great moments.

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    January 2, 2018 at 13:14

  37. So very practical. A sure shot way to grow personally!
    Best wishes always!

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    January 2, 2018 at 14:44

  38. I don’t make any resolutions either. I love the first picture.
    Happy New Year.

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    January 2, 2018 at 15:08

  39. Love that last photo…. just do whatever you feel like and have fun! HAPPY and HEALTHY NEW YEAR to you and your family and to the dogs, keep the lovely photos coming, Best wishes from a totally frigid and frozen S Ontario, Canada, brrrrr, so damn cold here.

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    January 2, 2018 at 15:09

  40. Great advice!
    Happy New Year!

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    January 2, 2018 at 15:15

  41. Great lessons to keep close to our hearts as we are welcoming a new year!
    May your year be full of happy moments and beautiful projects to give life to.
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    January 2, 2018 at 15:48

  42. thecrazysheeplady

    Happy New Year!

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    January 2, 2018 at 15:59

  43. Wishing you a great year ahead.

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    January 2, 2018 at 17:06

  44. being silly is the new cool

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    January 2, 2018 at 17:08

  45. Great post, quotes and photos ~ Love, love your dog!

    Wishing you a Happy New Year,
    A ShutterBug Explores
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    January 2, 2018 at 18:41

  46. Love those new angles! Happy New Year!

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    January 2, 2018 at 20:13

  47. I wish you all the most wonderful things in the New Year, Fi!

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    January 2, 2018 at 21:00

  48. Great photos, have a wonderful new year!!

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    January 2, 2018 at 21:01

  49. Carpe Diem!!!!!

    Worth a Thousand Words

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    January 2, 2018 at 21:05

  50. That last one is my favourite. Happy New Year!

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    January 2, 2018 at 21:55

  51. Sound words.

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    January 2, 2018 at 22:01

  52. all great lessons. happy new year!

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    January 3, 2018 at 02:39

  53. Compelling lessons. Happy New Year to you and yours.

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    January 3, 2018 at 06:52

  54. Vilka härligt vintriga bilder.. Just nu känns det som om Sverige fått snö överallt utom i Stockholm det ‘r så grått brunt dimmigt och trist just nu..

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    January 3, 2018 at 08:45

  55. Lovely images, especially that first one which I like particularly. Very fitting and thoughtful words as well. Wishing you a lovely start to this New Year, Fi!

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    January 3, 2018 at 12:48

  56. This is so beautiful 🙂

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    January 3, 2018 at 16:15

  57. Happy New Year, looking forward to more photos in 2018! 🙂

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    January 3, 2018 at 19:02

  58. Amy

    Beautiful! I like in the first photo how the read is in the background of the bare tree branches.

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    January 3, 2018 at 21:43

  59. I don´t like boring days so I try not too 🙂 Your dogs seem to always enjoy their days. If I was not allergic I would have one.

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    January 3, 2018 at 23:42

  60. Love your post Fiona – my best to you in 2018!

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    January 4, 2018 at 00:39

  61. Lovely thoughts for the new year, Fi. Happy and healthy 2018!

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    January 4, 2018 at 04:58

  62. You’re right about resolutions! I can’t imagine you forget to have fun, either, with such good examples from your dogs!

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    January 4, 2018 at 10:44

  63. Couldn’t look out for more teaching moments alike and like you told changes in perspectives keep thing interesting even though its a same sunshine… glowing things differ. Lovely captured

    Have a great year!

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    January 4, 2018 at 11:47

  64. Happy New Year! Thank you for this uplifting post – wise words.

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    January 4, 2018 at 11:50

  65. Happy, happy new year and thank you so much for those great reminders! Here’s to a beautiful 2018!

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    January 5, 2018 at 00:45

  66. Al

    Some good advice there. Happy New Year!

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    January 5, 2018 at 02:35

  67. Wise lessons. Happy 2018 to you.

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    January 5, 2018 at 12:37

  68. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,wish to see more beautiful skies from you.

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    January 5, 2018 at 14:58

  69. What a great post! I love your perspective on the New Year!

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    January 5, 2018 at 15:38

  70. Carpe diem! Indeed!
    Let’s Rock the New Year.

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    January 5, 2018 at 16:47

  71. Excellent lessons. Simple and full of hope! Wishing you the best in 2018.

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    January 5, 2018 at 22:06

  72. Wonderful photographs with good advice. Happy New Year.

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    January 6, 2018 at 00:57

  73. Beautiful photos. I like the last one too. The dog looks full of joy. I learned in your comment reply that you have two dogs who look similar. I remember seeing a photo of the two of them together and thinking it was a photographic trick, lol. Happy New Year Lady Fi!

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    January 6, 2018 at 07:11

  74. What good advice,, i totally agree with your thoughts.

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    January 6, 2018 at 14:34

  75. Very wise thoughts you gave to us. And the photos are lovely.
    I wish Happy New Year to you.

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    January 6, 2018 at 16:10

  76. I feel the same way too! Love your words of wisdom. Your furry friend is having a good time enjoying the beautiful moment!

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    January 6, 2018 at 16:29

  77. I so agree! lovely images as always, this time my favourite is the first one. all the best in 2018!

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    January 6, 2018 at 17:28

  78. We can all ‘take a memo’ from our pets. They live in the moment, they love unconditionally, and they have so much fun! Thanks for the wise words and Happy New Year!

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    January 7, 2018 at 04:42

  79. Wonderful winter shots and series, much colder than here in the Netherlands, only rain and wind here 🙂

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    January 7, 2018 at 08:43

  80. Along with your wonderful dog, I am rolling on the floor — er … snow — laughing at ‘in one year and out the other’! Seriously though I love the non-resolutions~ Thank you for sharing them.

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    January 7, 2018 at 21:15

  81. Stewart M

    Resolutions are easy to make and hard to keep – I love the rolling dog!

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

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    January 8, 2018 at 07:24

  82. Beautiful and wise life lessons, and a very adorable model there. 🙂 Happy 2018!

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    January 8, 2018 at 10:17

  83. Happy New year and allthe best !!

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    January 8, 2018 at 12:01

  84. Love it! Take the time to reminisce on what you do have rather than what you don’t❤️

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    January 8, 2018 at 19:07

  85. Gorgeous, sweet photos, and wise, true words. ♥

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    January 9, 2018 at 16:58

  86. nocolebolo

    ·.
    I really like the advice you give us so that we can start the year well.
    And the pictures, I like them a lot too.

    Hugs Fy

    · LMA · & · CR ·

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    January 10, 2018 at 23:16

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    January 19, 2018 at 21:58

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