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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year 2012


 
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.

Anonymous 

10 comments:

Tanya@takesix said...

Love it!!! Thanks so much for sharing, and a blessed New Year to you, Marlis!

Linda said...

Love the prayer Marlis. Here's hoping you have wonderful New year...

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Thank you so much sweet Marlis, what a wonderful prayer, I love to come across things like this, my spirit gets lifted. Thank you for your wishes for the new year and for your second visit, I am so houred! May all YOUR wishes come true too. Love,
FABBY

Johanna said...

Hallo Marlis,
I wish you and yours a wonderful new year, full of luck, love and inspirations.
Best greetings, Johanna

Debbie said...

Amen. Well said.

And HAPPY NEW YEAR, Marlis!

Maria said...

What a beautiful prayer! God bless you and your family in the new year, Marlis!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Thank you for all your sweet visits in 2011 and wishing your lots of joy in 2012.

Cindy F. Adkins said...

Happy New Year, Marlis! Thank you for stopping by my blog. Blessings to you and your family for 2012!
Hugs, Cindy

Atticmag said...

That's such a beautiful poem I really enjoyed it. This can be a difficult time for many people and a few words of comfort are always so welcome. Wishing you all the best for 2012 with many blog visitors.

Jane

Miss Sews-it-all said...

Happy New Year Marliss!

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