Welcome 2008

"We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day." ~Edith Lovejoy Pierce

Add these words by an anonymous writer and my feelings exactly have been expressed:

"Dear Lord, please give me a few friends who understand me and remain my friends; a work to do which has real value, without which the world would be the poorer; a mind unafraid to travel, even though the trail be not blazed; an understanding heart; a sense of humor; time for quiet, silent meditation; a feeling of the presence of God; the patience to wait for the coming of these things, with the wisdom to recognize them when they come. Amen."

These are my New Year's wishes for all of us. Happy New Year!


Cammie said...

Great quote, as always! I really liked the last part about having patience. I've really got to work on that one this year...and always.

I hope your foot is doing better today!

100 Percent Cottam said...

great quote! i'm excited for a fresh new year, too. i'm going to be working on the patience thing myself! ;)

Jori said...

Happy New Year Jan! I have loved getting to know you this past year! Can't wait for a clean slate this year. Lots to work on.

Emily said...

Love the quotes. I can't wait to start fresh. Happy New Year.

Kristi said...

That is a wonderful quote--I love it and wish it for you,too. I love the new year and opportunity to start anew!