Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

I am the New Year.  
I am an unspoiled page in your book of time.
I am your next chance at the art of living.
I am your opportunity to practice what you have learned 
about life during the last twelve months.
All that you sought and didn't find is hidden in me,
waiting for you to search it out with more determination.
All the good that you tried for and didn't achieve,
is mine to grant when you have fewer conflicting desires.
All that you dreamed but didn't dare to do;
All that you hoped but did not will;
All the faith that you claimed, but did not have . . .
These slumber lightly, waiting to be awakened 
by the touch of a strong purpose.
I am your opportunity to renew your allegiance 
to Him who said, "Behold, I make all things new."
I am the new year.

~ author unknown
Image by Dover Publications


  1. That is one of the loveliest New year images I have seen...and accompanied by some wise words. Happy New Year, Shirley.

  2. Wow...DEEP New Year philosophy but I love it! On this day...all things are new again, aren't they? Great way of looking at the opportunity and adventure that is 2011! Thanks for sharing, Shirl!