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  • New Year 2015

    I came across a New Year blessing, which I have adapted slightly and will be using on Sunday; it seems quite appropriate to share:


    May God make our year a happy one!

    Not by shielding us from all sorrows and pain, but by strengthening us to bear it, as it comes;

    Not by making our path easy, but by making us sturdy to travel any path;

    Not by taking hardships from us,  but by taking fear from our hearts;

    Not by granting us unbroken sunshine,  but by keeping our faces bright, even in the shadows;

    Not by making your life always pleasant, but by showing us when people and their causes need us most, and by making us eager to be there to help.

    May God’s love, peace, hope and joy sustain us for the year ahead.



    Origin unknown, adapted to 1st person plural language