A Warm Welcome to 2013!

A Warm Welcome to 2013!

As we begin a new calendar year and look forward to all it will bring, let us take a moment to reflect upon the book we have just closed.  For many, 2012 has been memorable – full of blessings, beginnings, and bounty; for others, 2012 has been wrenching – imbued with sorrow, sufferings, and solitude.  Whatever 2012 may have been for you, I encourage you to look back, for a little while longer, if only to take note of how it has shaped you, for it has done just that – whether you realize it or not.

Think of your triumphs as well as your failures … so you’ll remember how to succeed and how not to make the same mistakes.

Think of your joys as well as your sorrows … and let the glow of happy moments warm even the coldest parts of your heart.

Think of friends made as well as friends lost … for these people were meant to enter your lives although some were not meant to stay.

Think of wishes fulfilled as well as dreams that still remain … and hope will be enflamed by both what your heart has received and what it still longs for.

Think of the lightest days as well as the darkest nights … so that you will stand ready for both the merriest and the dreariest moments in the coming year.

I wish you all the best in 2013.  May we all find a little more peace in our hearts and in our world.

New-Year Fruits

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