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North Coast Winds by Robin Joy Wellman

Peace for the New Year

Dec 29, 2017
by Robin Joy Wellman


Let’s start the year off with Peace and Quiet. Let each day unfold and the new year unfold. A year to start with new thoughts and new visions. To look at the good and the bad. And yes, let it go! I want to share with you a favorite saying which I shared a few years ago with you. I have it posted on my wall and it truly gives me a sense of direction each day.

“Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.

To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.

To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and expect only the best.

To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile. To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others. To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.” -- Christian Larsen. 

How blessed we are to live in such beauty with a quietness that you don’t realize unless you have lived in the city. To be surrounded by this magic everyday is a gift. I am sure you all take it in each and everyday as you move about and/or share it with friends and family. Take time to watch the sun disappear, listen to the repeated waves, or take in the sounds of the Gualala River. Peace and Quiet.

If you would like to attend the many events that take place each month in our local communities visit the many websites that offer news and events. The Gualala Art Center is host to many gatherings throughout the year. Visit them at Four Eyed Frog bookstore hosts many readings and events throughout the year as well as posts other events in the community. Visit them at Point Arena Lighthouse hosts monthly moon light tours, other special events throughout the year and also lists many local events. Visit them at The Point Arena Theater has a full calendar of showings of new releases as well as international ballet and opera performances, as well as local events. Visit them at Many restaurants host music performances from local and out of town performers.The Redwood Coast Chamber of Commerce often lists these events at As you can see there is plenty to do if you want to get out in our own neighborhood or if you are planning on visiting the coast.

And many places to get out for your morning run or walk or your daily sunset stroll. There are many state park and county beaches along the north Sonoma Coast and South Mendocino Coast for you to access. Point Arena has the Stornetta Lands which are wonderful. From beach access, to coastal terraces, redwood forests, river walks, pygmy forests, and creeks – it is all here surrounding you. Many blessings to you all. May you all have Peace and Quiet.


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