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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

A New Beginning

This is a new blog titled Lifelines. Miriam-Webster defines lifeline as something which offers help or support. I hope my posts on Lifelines will offer you help and encouragement when I write about everyday happenings we all meet in one way or another. I’ll welcome all comments whether you agree or disagree with me. We can agree to disagree and have sensible chats about a post’s topic. I plan to post on Lifelines every Monday and I hope you’ll visit me here. In the right sidebar you can sign up to follow the blog and never miss when a new post goes up. You can also sign up to receive my newsletter and be eligible for a book giveaway in every issue. So here's the first ever post on Lifelines:

"Little beginnings sometimes have great endings."
--Cellini Benvenuto, Italian sculptor, goldsmith and author (1500-1571)

A new school term has begun. Although students approach school-starting day several times in their life, each year affords them a new beginning. Many of us are granted new beginnings of whatever kind other than school. Beginnings allow us to use our reasoning and intellect to approach something with knowledge but without preconceived notions.

We can make our new beginnings. We can have a fresh outlook on whatever we endeavor. It's like a second chance. You know, forget past mistakes and start out anew.

Beginnings mean that perhaps something before it has ended so that a new thing can begin. With students, the summer has ended. With newlyweds, their single carefree days have ended; but what great promises their new beginning holds. With all of us, we can leave behind the past where we know we made mistakes and commit ourselves to a new beginning

Most beginnings are good; some may be less than favorable. Some may be monumental, some may be little. But as Cellini Benvenuto, Italian sculptor, goldsmith and author (1500-1571) says, "Little beginnings sometimes have great endings."

Whatever the case, we can only take them as they come, one at a time. Not mixing them with times past or trying to enhance them with unknown flavors from the future. Each new adventure can be enjoyed because of its own merit. Because it's happening at the moment; a new beginning.

What do you think about new beginnings? Have you had times when you wished for a new beginning? Did you receive one? I hope you'll leave a comment.


  1. Beginnings can be scary, but necessary. If we don't begin we never know what can grow. Sometimes the journey is what we need.

    Jo, your blog is beautiful!

  2. Zan Marie, thanks so much for leaving your comment. I love your words, "if we don't begin we never know what can grow." Thanks for your kind words about my blog!