A Happy New Year.
I realize that the year ahead will be a difficult one for many, hence this lovely New Year’s Prayer/poem I happened upon (author unknown): it expresses my wishes and prayer for all much better than I ever could
A New Year’s Prayer
May God make your year a happy one!
Not by shielding you from all sorrows and pain,
But by strengthening you to bear it, as it comes;
Not by making your path easy,
But by making you sturdy to travel any path;
Not by taking hardships from you,
But by taking fear from your heart;
Not by granting you unbroken sunshine,
But by keeping your face bright, even in the shadows;
Not by making your life always pleasant,
But by showing you when people need you most,
and by making you anxious to be there to help.
God’s love, peace, hope and joy to you for the year ahead.