Friday, December 31, 2010

A New Year Dawning



I always looks forward to the New Year.  It's like a fresh beginning and a clean slate.  I just like the feeling that it gives me. Although there is a sort of "gloominess" from the day after Christmas to about the first of February. I'm not sure what it is but I've heard a lot of other folks say the same thing.  But, as I said, I do look forward to a new year in spite of the "gloomies." ~smile~

  I ran across this New Year's Prayer and wanted to share it with you on this last day of 2010.

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.

And, I'm sending each of you a big ole Southern hug as a thank you for your friendship and inspiration in my life. 

Lea
Lea

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!

11 comments:

  1. Happy New Year back to you, Lea! Thanks for the "hug". Hugs to you! We need a phone chat!

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  2. Wishing you and yours a very blessed 2011.

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  3. Happy New Year! I love the prayer, thank you for sharing it.

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  4. Happy New Year to you Lea!

    I love this prayer. I really needed to read it today and wanted you to know how blessed I was from it.

    You are a blessing to me. Thank you for sharing your life with me....:)

    Blessings,

    Rachel

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  5. Thanks for sharing that we us. Happy new year!

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  6. I like that prayer..I receive that.
    Happy New Year!!

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  7. Thank you! That was a prayer I needed to hear. Blessings to you and your family in 2011!

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  8. I love this prayer -- I'm letting it wash over me and soak in! Love you!

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  9. Happy New Year to you as well, Dear Friend. May 2011 be your best year ever. Blessings, SusanD

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  10. Thanks for your very sweet comment on my blog...wishing you a wonderful new year!

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So glad you stopped by and hope you enjoyed your visit. I love your comments and read each and every one of them and I always try to reply to them. Blessings to you this day!