Jill Weatherholt

Writing Stories of Love, Faith and Happy Endings While Enjoying the Journey

Welcome 2016!

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“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” ~ Robert Brault

 

Wishing you all peace and joy in the new year! In my next post, I’ll reveal my one word for the year. Think about your one word..I’d love to hear it.

Jill

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Author: Jill Weatherholt

My name is Jill Weatherholt and I’m a writer. I have a full-time job, but at night and on the weekend, I pursue my passion, writing. I write modern stories about love, friendship and forgiveness. I started this blog as a way to share my journey toward publication and to create a community for other new writers. Raised in the Washington, DC area, I’ve lived in Charlotte, North Carolina since 2004. I hold a degree in Psychology from George Mason University and a Certification in Paralegal Studies from Duke University. My first book, SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE, will release in March, 2017. It's now able for pre-order on Amazon. I was the first place winner in the Dream Quest One Short Story Contest in the Winter 2014-2015 competition. In 2014, I placed second in Southern Writers Magazine Short Story Contest. I was also a top ten finalist in Southern Writers Magazine Short Story Contest in 2012 and 2013. I’m a 2010 and 2012 winner of the NaNoWriMo Contest. I love to connect readers, visit me at jillweatherholt.com

93 thoughts on “Welcome 2016!

  1. Happy New Year! Great things on the horizon 🙂

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  2. Happy New Year Jill! My one word for the new year is – happiness.

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  3. Health (that’s for you)

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  4. Happy New Year to you, Jill!

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  5. Happy New Year, dear Jill. 😘 My one word would be “Joy.” 😃

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  6. FRIENDSHIP. Here’s wishing you a very Happy New Year, Jill!

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  7. Happy New Year to you and yours, Jill!

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  8. Happy New Year, Jill! My word is Pollyanna … I think worldwide participation in The Glad Game would do us all good 🙂

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  9. My one word would be Peace. Happy New Year, Jill. All the best to you and yours in 2016.

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  10. Happpiest of new years to you, Jill. I’ll be thinking on my one word.

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  11. Happy New Year, Jill 🙂

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  12. Wishing you a year full of joy and blessings, Jill. And tons of love. xo

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  13. Happy new year Jill. I’m working on my word 😀

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  14. Thanks Jill. All the best to you as well.

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  15. Happy New Year, Jill! Looking forward to “the word”.

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  16. Have a very Happy and Healthy New Year Jill. My word for the year is ‘Hope’.

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  17. Happy New Year Jill. I’m looking forward to hearing your word. 😊
    On my birthday, my husband said he had a word for me. That word was timeless. When he said it we both got teary eyed. It was quite romantic, but landed deeper. I am taking it as my word for this year… and beyond. Connecting to the unchanging aspect of myself in an ever changing world. Being in the Now where there is no such things as time. Letting go of being constricted by time … I think I’m writing a post here! Thanks as always for the inspiration Jill!

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  18. Happy New Year Jill!
    What a nice challenge. I don’t know if I’ll be able to distill to one word, but if I must, it will be gratitude. 🙂

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  19. Happy New Year, Jill! My word is love 😀 xxxxx

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  20. Wonderful quote and picture…an sentiment, Jill. Wishing you a wonder-filled year…and great publishing of your book!

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  21. Only ONE??? How can an eloquent person like me settle for one? You know I need 6, at least! 🙂 🙂 Health, happiness and much love, Jill! (is that 6? 🙂 )

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  22. You’re right, Jo, you deserve as many words as your little heart desires. 🙂 Wishing you peace and joy in the New Year! And please, keep the photos coming. ❤

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  23. I have been telling people about a fellow blogger, Candid Kay. (She chose “Radiant” to start her year with).
    My 2016 directional word, which will help me to be mindful and observant is, “Openness,” Jill.
    At my church last year I chose, “Fullness.” This will be exciting to see your word, Jill. ♡

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    • I have to say, in 2015 you were quite observant. Your photos are proof of that, Robin.
      “Radiant” is a great word, as is your word, “openness.”
      It’s fun to look back on previous words, isn’t it? I’ll look forward to seeing how your word works in your life in 2016.
      Happy New Year! ❤

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  24. Happy New Year Jill, wishing you all the best!

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  25. Happy New Year Jill Im with you its the little things that matter most.

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  26. Happy New Year my dear, the small things are just as important as the big I agree, they make for great blog post subjects as well.

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  27. Love the truth of that quote, Jill! Happy New Year!

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  28. Happy New Year, Jill! Wishing you a blessed year ahead. One word is tough The first word that popped into my head was grateful. Did I use that word last year? 🙂 How about Curious.

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    • Ha ha! I’ll check my post from last year to see if your word was grateful, Geralyn. It’s okay to use the same word two years in a row. For me, that just means you picked the right word. I like the word curious. It might be a good fit as you venture into a new career. Wishing you the best and I’ll look forward to hearing all about it!

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  29. I’m glad I checked your blog! I see you posted. 🙂 Happy New Year, Jill. The word that comes to mind for 2016 (besides peace) is ESTABLISHED. It comes from 1 Peter 5:10: “And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.” That’s my hope for 2016.

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  30. Happy New Year my lovely cousin aka PG1,
    My word for 2016 is SHARE. I picked a word that signifies far-reaching…thus, share our talents, our time, our strength, our faith, our hope and our love to one and all this new year. You are doing just that in your blog. Thank You! As in your opening pix…don’t let the sun rise or go down without sharing.

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  31. Happy New Year Jill! I hope it is full of many words, all wonderful and sweet. If I had to choose just one, I’d say—joy. Can never get enough joy.

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  32. Happy New Year Jill! It’s taking me ages to get back to blogging, I haven’t even put up a new year post yet, still stuck back at Christmas, ha! Beautiful photo and love the quote. Those little things mean so much…as your friendship does to me. I look forward to your word, I haven’t got mine yet! Maybe it should be productive! Love to you and Dfd for a wonderful year ahead 🙂 ❤ xoxo

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    • Happy New Year, Sherri! Hey, there’s nothing wrong with being stuck at Christmas. I know you made great memories this year with your chicks in the nest. 🙂
      I plan to get my word up this Friday, so you can think about it for a few more days. Although productive is a good one! DFD sends his love, as do I. ❤

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  33. What a sunset, and a beautiful way to bring in the New Year. Best to you with your photography and blogging in the New Year. Cheers to a great 2016.

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  34. That’s a great quote and a lovely photo Jill, and I’m sending my best wishes too for your Happy New Year and beyond. 🙂

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  35. Happy New Year to you and your family, Jill!

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  36. Wishing you a great 2016 as well.

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  37. Grateful. The older I get the more I realize it’s the small things I am thankful for… for collectively they make up the bigger picture.

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  38. My word so far this year has been? CARBS! Ay, I’m in trouble!

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  39. Thank you! Happy New Year to you. 🙂

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  40. I’m anxiously awaiting your word! I have so many ‘one-word’ ideas. In yoga, I’ve been using, metaphorically and literally, the word STRETCH. I may stick with that.

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  41. Great quote Jill! Hope this year is filled with big moments that you realize in that moment. 🙂

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