:Rx: Prescription For 2011

2010 was a strange year for me.. A year of letting go.. getting off the treadmill and letting the madness rush by without me.. But this year.. I need to re-engage.. Get back into the swing and partake in this thing called life.. So to arm me for the task.. I'm NOT going to make resolutions.. No.. resolutions are for people who are 'resolute'!! I will think about some goals over the next few weeks.. but I'm going into this year with my options open...my possibilities endless.. My only plan at present is to self prescribe a small dose of happiness each day... Happiness found in the simple things around me that bring pleasure... By doing this.. I may have the fortitude and attitude to find everything else.

... Pick Your 'Happiness' & Make a Wish for 2011...

A big Thanks to all of you who have kept me company through 2010 and continue on our journey into 2011. And WELCOME to new friends. May we all find a little happiness every day!

Julie b

Image of Napoleon: Altered image of vintage postcard [alterations by BeingRuby©]
All other Photography and Artwork by [Being Ruby©]

This has been another Ruby Time Production©
Brought to you by.. 'The Colour Pink' & 'MAC in the Box'
Dedicated to my brother who reminded me to find happiness each day


Anji Johnston said...

Do I need a bit of that! Thanks for the RX - Happy New Year!

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Happy New Year Julie ~ reading what you wrote was if I was writing it myself. What you have felt and are feeling about this new beginning strikes a deep chord in me. I too am going to start anew and with a greater appreciation for things that bring doses of happiness, no matter how small; they are indeed all important. I think true happiness is found in those small doses. Julie thank you for your email so very much. I've been sick with the flu and just read it today. I intend to write you back promptly.

New Years hugs and wishes for good health, great moments and big memories.

xo Deb

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

Well if anyone can accomplish this, you can! This is a beautiful post. My wish for you is to have a wonderful 2011, friend.
Happy New Year!

Ann at PlumSiena and Rose et Lis said...

You just have so much to share- your creativity and soul shine through your gorgeous photos, Julie.

I decided that 2011 is my year to pare down, edit and not have so much "stuff." I made a good start today! 1-1-11!


Beatnheart said...

Dearest Julie, Thank you for being an inspiration to me. Your photography is so beautiful. I loved the fireworks in Sydney ones...Thank you for being such a sweet friend and a support to me. Your comments mean the world to me. Happiest of 2011.

Chemin des Muguets said...

Dear Friend,

Happiness is visiting your blog. You're an inspiration!

Exquisite Accessories said...

Hi Julie Happy New year to you thanks so much for your gorgeous comment I feel a dose of your happiness all ready! May every day in 2011 you get your dose of Happiness! :) Elaine x

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Dear Julie,
Here's to a 2011 filled chocoblock full of happiness for you.
Thanks so much for all of your lovely comments throughout 2010. With love. XXXX

Coty Farquhar said...

Good on your brother Julie!!
Happiness and ....petals, well I could live on them,
and just think !!I would be skinny and smell like a rose without using Guerlain or Chanel or Jean Patou to name just a few.
I had dinner once with the Guerlain family, back in my prime. They flew me to a wonderful party and I had the most amazing time.
Happy New Year my gorgeous friend,
Don't worry about New Year resolutions, the universe has already worked that out for you. Just enjoy each day and keep a smile on your face. Your Mother will be happy when she see you smiling.

Happy New 2011,
Sending lots of love, happiness and fun,
xxxx Coty

Coty again said...

Oh I forgot to say,
That doll,
I have one almost the same,
Is she French?
and she looks just like my Rebecca,
Where did you get her?
She is beautiful,

sharon santoni at my french country home said...

Thank you so much Julie for all we shared in 2010. I hope this coming year is good for you and brings you new and wonderful adventures.
Your friend
PS I LOVE the pink dandelion head picture!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

YES! This is what I think we all need to do. In the rush of daily life, we can smile, laugh, LISTEN to someone and stop just for a moment. It can be done...simple. But that simple act can make A HUGE DIFFERENCE in our life and in the other person's life. WELL SAID, WELL SHOWN with this GLORIOUS PHOTOS DEAR JULIE!!! Anita

erin's art and gardens said...

i wonder if it is possible to overdose on happiness? let's try it!

happy, happy, HAPPY new year to you, sweety!!


your brother gives good advice :0)

Design Elements said...

I'm sure you can! Wonderful post!

Anne said...

Dear Julie,

Happiness is often found in small doses, and we tend to overlook the significance of them. Visiting your blog is one dose for me. My goal in the new year is to stay more connected, so I hope to be back much more often!

Your photos are divine.


Tish Jett said...

Dearest Julie,

You are a large dose of happiness. You are a joy and a treasure.

Thank you for Being Ruby (and most of all Julie). Courage for the new year, which I hope will be filled with all you wishes and dreams fulfilled.


Karena said...

Excellent thoughts Julie and the images are gorgeous!! Soft and calming...

Happy New Years!

Art by Karena

rjerdee said...

Hi Julie,
Odd, but, my best dose of happiness is the moment I manage to simplify some part of my life...this morning it was the top shelf in my refrigerator. It had been so busy with holiday guest liquids--milk, diet sodas, chocolate drinks, champagne, pomegranate and orange juices--that could now be reduced, cleared away, or tossed out now that my sweet guests have departed. I removed everything, washed the shelf clean, and put back what will be needed for my next set of guests. Clean. Simple. Ready. See my happy smile :)?

Felicity said...

I love your images and sentiments today Julie, although I must admit before reading your text at the bottom I was reminded of Alice in Wonderland in the room where she took a small sip from the bottle and a little nibble from the cake to either grow smaller or larger.

Actually after reading your post it is a bit like that because you do grow larger in 'spirit' when you imbibe happiness and I guess the opposite would be to eat crumbs from the cake of misery which would shrink your essential 'self'!

Either way I wish you a wonderful 2011 and look forward to reading about how your world has expanded with happiness,

Felicity x

Giulia said...

I like your attitude, mon ami. Will do same.


1 Funky Woman said...

Happy New Year you too Jules! I love that. Take one thing everyday to be happy about, good advice!


Stephanie said...

Happy New Year and every Happiness in the world to you. You are a truly beautiful person, and I think all the beauty and happiness you share with us will come back to you tenfold. Thank you for all your kind and encouraging words throughout the year. I count you among my friends and one of many blessings. xoxo!

My Grama's Soul said...

Julie....I think you have the perfect plan!



nancy said...

Thank you for this blog. It is a blessing.

Roberta said...

Julie ~ A dose of happiness and a thankful heart for beautiful posts like this! You are a blessing dear friend!


Julie, these images are divine! Subtle and thought provoking. And such beautiful words to consider daily. So happy to see you and your kind words at my space in blogland today. I hope to be up and running very soon. Happiest of new years to you and yours! ~ Angela

pam @ iLoveShelling said...

That's good medicine!

Anonymous said...

My best Wishes Julie for a bright new year, full of love, pleasure, happiness, friendships.
Send you tender kisses

maría cecilia said...

Dear Julie, wishing you and family much happiness and blessings for 2011, and may it brings much love and health into your lives.
hugs from Chile
maria cecilia

Tamerie Shriver Halliday said...

Hi Julie

Happy New Year!!!

Love the pictures and the advice. I have made a few (small) resolutions and most have to do with remaining open and letting the possibilities continue to wash over me.

And for you I wish faith, prosperity, love, happiness, joy and peace, every day of the year!

Love and hugs,

mermaid gallery said...

happiness is there for all of us to grab...it's all about attitude and you, Julie, have a wonderful attitude. The best of everything to you this coming year! Best, susan

The French Maid said...

Just found you today and now following...your photos are amazing!
--Lee Ann

Pooch Purple Reign said...

sounds like the perfect Rx to me! i also am easing into the new year. no crazy plans but a knowing.
~pooch xx

La Petite Gallery said...

You bet,
I will take time to smell the roses this year.
Besides take of a few pounds. Wishing you tons of happiness and health for 2011. This was beautiful,
keep up your wonderful writing.


Fifi Flowers said...

HAPPINESS is what life is ALL ABOUT... ENJOY! Fifi

Gloria said...

Hola Julie! bellísismas imágenes...Y felicidad para tí en este nuevo año! Besos, Gloria.

Unknown said...

Julie! lovely images as always....and what wonderful words....let's see, I would like to "wear life, like a loose garmet".....I heard the phrase over the holidays and it is still ringing in my ears....smiles.

Bonheur maison said...

Es una hermosa idea regalarse una dosis diaria de felicidad,y a veces la tenemos tan alcance de la mano,que sólo basta mirar a nuestro alrededor para obtenerla,lo importante es no pasar por alto esas pequeñas cosas cotidianas,del día a día,por perseguir quien sabe que cosa el destino nos pueda deparar....Gracias Julie,visitar tu blog ya es para mi una buena dosis . Marina

Ella said...

I am so glad you emailed me and we met! I think of all the wonderful connections we share and hope someday, I can meet you~

Lovely sentiment, happy moments is a lovely prescription to take daily!

Hope 2011 is a better year for us, both! xXx

Blue Muse said...

I do so love your thinking, Julie. ...and your photos. So dreamy.
A very happy new year to you, sister-friend - may happiness reign supreme.
xo Isa

Patyclau said...

Happy new year, Julie.


Gretchen said...

Happy new beginnings for 2011. The dandelion photo is exquisite and a perfect reminder to pay attention to the beauty in life that is often fleeting and sometimes can pass us by if we don't catch a glimpse of it by letting it be around us. Cheers.

Princesa Nadie said...

Today we celebrate a very special day ,The Three Kings visit us with their presents It is a magic night...I wish you a magic night too!

Shellbelle said...

Love your Rx and I'm going to take a dose of that happiness each and everyday.

I also made no resolutions and didn't even eat black-eyed peas on New Year's Day. A Southern tradition that I've always adhered to; it's supposed to bring luck and fortune, but since that hasn't been working out so well, I thought I'd just wing it this year, lol.


~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

I love love your style! xx