New Year Prayer

As we end one year and embark upon another I’d like to share with you a poem that was given to me many years ago. Every year I read it and appreciate what it has to say. Unfortunately I don’t know who the author is. My prayer is that each of you will be blessed this way in 2014.


May God make your year a happy one,
Not by shielding you from sorrow and pain,
But by strengthening you to bear it, if it comes.
Not by making your path easy,
But by making you sturdy enough to travel any path.
Not by taking hardships from you,
But by taking all cowardice and fear from your heart.
Not by granting you unbroken sunshine,
But by keeping your face bright, even in the shadows.
Not by making your life always pleasant,
But by showing you where man and his cause need you most,
And by making you anxious to be there, and to help.

Author unknown

8 thoughts on “New Year Prayer”

  1. Thank you Tandy Just what we all need. Appreciated. I send love and hugs to you and Brian. Jerry Weber

  2. Awesome prayer, Tandy. Thank you and Happy New Year to you, Brian and your family! Congrats on your book! Paula

  3. I have so enjoyed reading your messages each week. I can’t think of one I haven’t received value from. I am grateful to know you Tandy and I am thankful you are in my life.

  4. Thank you Debbie. I never know who I am writing them for or if they will have an impact when I send them out, so your comments mean a lot to me. It means I am living my purpose! I am thankful to have you in my life, as well.

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