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 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.
Inspired by Amy, I thought it would be fun to compile a few highlights from each month of 2012. It's been a busy year, filled with love, joy, and many blessings! And I think I am ready for a long winter's nap... ;)
May 2013 be filled with love and blessings for you all!
Happy New Year!