Saturday, December 31, 2011

As The New Year Draws Nigh

  Each year, at this time, I write a letter to the Universe. I call it my "Dear God" letter. In it I give thanks for all the gifts that have been bestowed upon me throughout the year. I write down my dreams, my goals and deepest longings. I love this yearly practice as it forces me to clarify what I'm grateful for and what I really want to manifest in my life, especially on the cornerstones of health, relationship, wealth, spiritual growth, creativity and leisure.

Gifts—each one a wish and expression of gratitude

  This year I am especially grateful to my family members, friends and editors who have supported me as an author and who are helping to bring The Last Daughter of Prussia to fruition. I am grateful to my publisher who will finally bind the many thousands of words I have written into a real book that can be held in readers' hands.

  The cover too, is coming together with the help of an amazing designer—Tim Ogline. It is going to be beautiful. I wish I could give you a sneak peek, but that would take away from the surprise when the novel comes out, so you'll just have to wait until September 2012. It'll be worth it though, I promise.

  As the new year draws close and I head out with thanks in my heart to snorkel in the sun-kissed, peaceful Bahamian waters, I have one huge and lasting wish for WORLD PEACE. I wish that all the children in the world can swim in the calm waters of life and not be afraid.

Peaceful waters
Photo courtesy of Christine Matthäi

Until next year...

A kiss to you and wishing you a healthy, prosperous New Year
in which your dreams find fulfillment.

—Marina Gottlieb Sarles

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  1. Such a heartfelt and utterly Beautiful post! I am so grateful for the countless gifts you bring into this world, Marina, and send wishes for all the best to you and yours in every area of life!

    Oceans of Love ...

  2. Congratulations on finishing the novel! What an accomplishment. I can't wait to read it in its entirety when it comes out. It's been great reading the excerpts on WRR. And seeing the photographs.