Sunday, 30 December 2007

Counting down to 2008

Another 32 hours to go before 2007 is history. As per usual, it was a year with its fair share of ups and downs - where the balance lies I cannot tell. J-land has had another roller coaster, with several people lost to disease or other causes. The ugly side, trolls, continues to rumble on, and to what end? On the upside, the community has pulled together at times when it mattered.

For me, 2007 has actually passed more rapidly than I thought possible at the start of the year. It seems like only yesterday that I was on-line on New Year's Eve 2006, wishing one of our Australian J-landers Happy New Year at 1 pm my time. What 2008 will bring, I do not know. Nobody gets a menu for the dinner of life, as it used to be said.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all in J-land good luck, good health and good prosperity for the New Year. May it bring all you desire, and spare you from what you do not.


  1. Yes, this year has certainly flown Guido, you are quite right.  Thank you for your beautiful and heartfelt wishes.  I wish the same for you.


  2. thank-you guido, i wish you a good 2008 also. This year does seem to have flown by and so much has happened. Hopefully 2008 will bring everyone what they wish for. mrs tx

  3. Thanks for the birthday wishes, Guido.... and the beautiful blessings, here!!   I wish the very same for you, many blessings in 2008!!  I never heard the saying that "Nobody gets a menu for the dinner of life", but I really like that one.


  4. Where has the time gone.  I haven't accomplished tasks that I planned to do in February yet.  And now, in another month or so it will be February again. A new year, a clean slate...hopefully 2008 will be better for all of us than 2007 was.  In less than a week, I'll even be another year did that happen?  Linda in WA

  5. The years seem to fly by quicker I can hardly keep up, with that has been happening in Jland this last year, your kind wishes keep us all going.
    Happy New Year To You Guido


  6. Guido, thanks for the good wishes for 2008.
    Hope you have a great New Year, Bill

  7. What a wonderful entry summing it all up ,Happy New Year to you too dear Guido , Jan cc

  8. Happy New Year Guido!


    ps. love the graphic.  love it.

  9. I agree... a very quick year...

    be well,

  10. i'm so thankful YOU are my friend and here beside me guiding me and many many others on the right path. You take care of yourself and know you are needed here!


  11. I was just telling Donna that J-land feels like a family to me.  A big extended family.  One that has it's black sheep and hell raisers right beside it's dependable folk and friendly, loving sorts.  We hold on to the good, overlook the not too bad and try to aviod the dasterdly.  ;o)  -  BArbara

  12. Hi Guido,

    See, I am taking your advice!  I am writing a comment, though I don't as yet have a journal.Love your pictures!!

    Have a very Happy New Year!!!


  13. Thanks Guido for a lovely entry and also for introducing me to the fabulous J-land. Have a wonderful New Year. xx

  14. Wishing you a wonderful, loved filled New Year all the year through! (Hugs) Indigo

  15. Happy New Year to you and your family Guido :o)


  16. Happy New Year to you and yours Guido.

  17. pvodogaz@hotmail.com30 December 2007 at 23:44

    Hi Guido,

    I wish you a happy new year and a great 2008 ahead of you. I further extend these well wishes to your readers in journal land. Your journal has been a bright spot and a pleasure to read daily.

    Take care and all the best. Happy New Year =)


  18. So nicely said Guido, I wish you the same.

  19. Six hours and fifteen minutes til 2008 and counting....
    Happy New Year!
    Linda :)

  20. The same to you!