dear Holy Friends,
New year's is one of those holidays that is either all or nothing, I think. Some see it as the perfect opportunity to start with a clean slate. Others see it as another reason to wonder why bother. Of course, then there are those who just see it as a reason to get drunk. I use it for reflection and hope the things I did well last year I can repeat, and the things I messed up I won't. Happy New Year.
In His Grip, Chandra
on new year's
The year dawns with hope and joy and plans
it will be better than the last one
everyone is bound to say.
The revelry, the cheers and the fun
something about new year is hopeful
the chance for a better way.
We move forward into the next year
leaving old cares and worries behind
all we want is a new start.
But life isn't like the calendar
trials not bound by dates and years
life is gonna hold some dark.
The tough times we face and struggle through
do not have to ruin and destroy
place them in the Master's hands.
As artists or tapestries all know
black paint highlights, outlines, and defines
dark will bring the beauty through.
I could wish you only happiness
a year without sadness or pain
but would that be best for you?
Our Father knows what is best for us
if we entrust our lives to his care
His love will carry us through.
~Chandra Lynn Smith, 1/1/11~