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The Last One of 2017! Weekly Inspiration Roundup Vol. 25


Wow, this year is almost over, and it’s gone by like *snaps finger*. I cannot believe the days are flying by so fast! It has been full of fun times though, and I include some work assignments in that ;) I wish you a marvelous 2018 ahead ♥

Here are some of the inspiring words you’ve shared with us in this final week of 2017 at your blogs:

Angelic bloggers who inspire me

Inspiring bloggers are like angels to me! Photo ©2017 Christy Birmingham.

Christmas and New Year Message

A recent holiday blog post from The Little Mermaid caught my eye. This clever blogger shares beautiful words of love, celebration, time, and peace with us, all under the title of Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2018. She explains that simple pleasures are those to value most. I hope you read it as when I did I was left with feelings of warmth and renewal.

Charity: Keep on Giving

Throughout the year, I hope you give to charity, with your time, money, or donations. Bloggers can do so too, as shown by James’ post at This Is My Truth Now. He recently held a contest, and the three winners each chose a charity for him to donate to in their name. Wow, what a great idea for giving at the holidays :)

Dance, with This Poem

Alexis Rose at the inspiring blog Untangled recently shared a poem called Dance to the Music of the Earth. May we move with the passion of knowing that we are all interconnected. I love that this message of unity comes from her poem! As we enter into a New Year, may we find special connections with one another.

Online Friendships

In blogging, we often develop friendships with other writers. We follow blogs, read one another’s posts, and come to find connection (like what has been suggested in the previous entry of inspiring blogs this week!). I like the message of Friends I’ve Never Met that I read this week at Penny Wilson Writes.

Learning from 2017

As the year closes, let’s reflect on what we’ve learned and use these lessons to guide us in our faith and love in 2018. I got this message from the inspirational blog Faith Love Soul. Yamina explains that some lessons take a long time to learn – I hear you!

Tribute to Carrie Fisher

I miss her! When I watched the newest Star Wars movie, I couldn’t help but feel sad by seeing Carrie Fisher on the big screen and knowing she’s no longer with us. But she lives on in our memories and tributes like this one at the blog From Claire’s POV. She was vocal about mental illness and that alone keeps her close to my heart.

Yoga, Anyone?

Are you a yogi? Is a yoga workout or two on your “to do” list for January of 2018? If so, you’ll want to head over to Savage Butterflies to learn some of the recommendations for hot yoga, including hydrating and being nice to yourself. As this inspiring blog post points out, it’s all about mental and physical strength.

New Years 2018: Making a Resolution?

Whether you make a New Year’s Resolution or not, my blogging friend at Unbreakable Yet Fragile has an intriguing list of questions to ask yourself as we head into 2018. By the end of the list, I realized the message was to be thankful for what we DO have rather than what we are missing from our lives.



  1. Jill Weatherholt December 29, 2017

    What a great year end roundup, Christy! Happy New Year! I’m looking forward to more of your posts in 2018. xo

  2. milfordstreet December 29, 2017

    Happy New Year Christy. You’ve provide some wonderful insights on your blog. Thank you. Cheers!

  3. mihrank December 29, 2017

    Christy – such a beautiful year, great excitement, stunning blogs and post. This is a great bridge, amazing adventure!!

    Let this New Year be the one, where all your dreams come true, so with a joyful heart, put a start to this year anew. Wishing you a happy and prosperous New Year 2018.

  4. James J. Cudney IV December 29, 2017

    Great wrap-up, thank you for sharing! (and mentioning me!)

  5. syl65 December 29, 2017

    Great series, Christy! Keep up what you’re doing and having a wonderful 2018!

  6. Robert Matthew Goldstein December 29, 2017

    A great collection of bloggers! Thanks, Christy! Happy New Year!

  7. leggypeggy December 29, 2017

    Perfect way to end the year. Thanks and Happy New Year!

  8. wealthandhealth December 29, 2017

    Wish you happy new year in advance and , thanks for such beautiful post, like your writing style. I hope you will give more useful tips and share your experience with us , it helps a lot , thanks again , have a good day 💐💐💐💐💐💐💐

  9. Create Space December 29, 2017

    A platform for others, showcasing talent, sharing…a great roundup…as always! Thanks Christy!!

  10. Marje @ Kyrosmagica December 30, 2017

    Lovely post to round of the old year and start a new one! All the best for 2018, Christy. Wishing much happiness, fun and laughter. Xxx

  11. inesephoto December 30, 2017

    Thank you for the inspiration, Christy. Wishing you all the best for 2018!

  12. Willow Croft December 30, 2017

    Cheers to Carrie Fisher!

  13. kareennicole December 30, 2017

    I absolutely love this advice! It’s a great way to reflect on the past and refresh to tackle some new goals for 2018. <3

  14. vivachange77 December 30, 2017

    Wonderful choices, Christy. Happy New Year!

  15. Joan E Wilder December 30, 2017

    Ou always have such great selections to meet new friends Christy – thank you!

  16. Linnea Tanner December 30, 2017

    It’s amazing, Christy, how your blog has taken off in various directions to help women. Best wishes for a Happy New Year!

  17. lairaiwrites December 30, 2017

    Great post!Wish you a very happy New Year!! :)

  18. Baydreamer December 31, 2017

    This is a great group, Christy! Wishing you a very Happy New Year’s Eve, and a 2018 filled with much Love and Joy! Hugs ❤🎉🎆✨🎊

  19. dgkaye December 31, 2017

    Great picks Christy. Wishing you a beautiful, peaceful and health filled Happy New Year. <3

  20. Resa December 31, 2017

    HAPPY NEW YEAR, dear Christy! Whew! 2017was a quick fly by. 2018 will be a good one! xoxo <3

  21. The Little Mermaid February 10, 2018

    Hi Christy, it’s a real privilege to be featured in your weekly roundup. Thank you! XO


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