Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.
Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
---Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1850---
For last year's words belong to last year's language
And next year's words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
---T.S. Eliot, "Little Gidding"---
Glory to God in highest heaven,
Who unto man His Son hath given;
While angels sing with tender mirth,
A glad new year to all the earth.
May you always have walls for the winds,
a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire,
laughter to cheer you, those you love near you,
and all your heart might desire.
May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields and,
Until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
May you have love that never ends,
lots of money, and lots of friends.
Health be yours, whatever you do,
and may God send many blessings to you!
May the sun shine, all day long,
everything go right, and nothing wrong.
May those you love bring love back to you,
and may all the wishes you wish come true!
Best wishes to all for a happy holiday season and a less "eventful" and more peaceful New Year.......:-),
This poem was sent to me by my mentor James M. Convey
Some valuable advice...
"I always knew I was going to be rich. I don't think I ever doubted it for a minute" - Warren Buffett
Our life is frittered away by detail.... Simplify, simplify.