Sign up with your email address to be the first to know about new products, VIP offers, blog features & more.

Hey There Shiny!

Hey There Shiny!

By Gina Valley

Poem Poetry Trees Humor Funny Humorous Parenting Mom Moms Dad Dads Kid Kids Child Children Son Sons Daughter Daughters Brother Brothers Sister Sisters Grandparent Grandparents Grandfather Grandmother Grandpa Grandma Family Life Love Laugh Laughter Gina Valley Parenting Stillness Sunday Hey There, Shiny! New Year Fresh Start


Which dark

To bright

Tiny candle

Small light

Heavy shadow

Weighs down

Flicker glows

Hope found

Time gone

Dark thine

Lit forth

Spark shine

-gina valley


I love a fresh start.

I love Mondays.  I love moving.  I love New Year’s.

Fresh starts are the best.  That feeling of a new beginning is so appealing to me.

We’re nearly a week into the New Year, and I’ve still got that giddy, new start feeling.  Granted part of that’s, because, as we’re currently traveling, I decided to start my New Year routine after I return home.  But, most of that feeling springs from the reminder that with effort, nearly anything is possible.

I like to use this time of year to remind my children that they were made with a purpose, to be part of great things, and that they matter and can make a difference.   This is a great time of year to encourage them to shine brightly, as they were created to do.

I hope you remember that’s true for you and your loved ones, too.



Do you find the New Year an encouraging time for a fresh start?  How are you shining this week?   Shoot me a comment.  I’m looking forward to hearing all about it!

Photo courtesy of Stock.xchng – Used with permission

1 Response