Saturday, December 27, 2008

What Will Next Year Bring?

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 and their causes 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
-Author Unknown

14 comments:

Janna Qualman said...

Really beautiful words! I wish the same for all of us.

kathryn magendie said...

Oh, is that Enya? Beautiful....

*smiling*

Angie Ledbetter said...

The same to you, Barbara, with easy paths and beautiful days.

Barbara said...

Janna- Wishing you the very best.

Barbara said...

Kathryn- Welcome to The Serenity Gate and yes, it's the incomparable, Enya are hear in the background. One of my all-time favorites.

Barbara said...

Angie- May many blessings be yours.

Lea and her Mustangs said...

Such wonderful thoughts. Hope we can remember them. I wish all the good to you and your family.

Barbara said...

Lea- Wishing you great happiness in the coming year. Bless you.

Willa Fae said...

What beautiful thoughts! May God bless and keep us all!

Barbara said...

Willa Fae- I'm thinking of you and wishing you happiness and good fortune.

The Giveaway Diva said...

wow that's great! can't wait to see what the new year brings!

Linda Reznicek said...

Good words to bring in the New Year. I hope 2009 is wonderful for all of us!

Barbara said...

Giveaway Diva- May this be the best year of all.

Barbara said...

Linda R.- Whatever the year brings, our love for God and each other will not fail.