I’ve been absent from my blog for too long it feels like I am starting anew again. 🙂 I hope life has been good to all of you. My late wishes for a Merry Christmas (it is just the tenth day of Christmas, so it is still the season 🙂 ) and a blessedly wonderful new year. Here is something I made using G.K. Chesterton’s words.
We had a quiet Christmas time with family. Thanks be to God, we we able to go to Mass before everyone succumbed to a rather nasty cold virus. So it was that in the days of plenty and cheer, we had no taste for the fine food prepared by family members, nor the strength to enjoy each others’ company or to listen to Carols. It was a time of patience and enduring which I think contributed to the richness of a Christmas experience. It was a way to meditate on what matters about the season, life, and all.
Anyway, before I become overly sentimental, and in keeping with the character of this place, here is a lovely poem by William Arthur Ward –
“Another fresh new year is here . . .
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
To love and laugh and give!
This bright new year is given me
To live each day with zest . . .
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best!
I have the opportunity
Once more to right some wrongs,
To pray for peace, to plant a tree,
And sing more joyful songs!”
― William Arthur Ward