The Year

What can be said in New Year rhymes,
That’s not been said a thousand times?
The new year comes, the old year goes,
We know we dream, we dream we know.
We rise up laughing with the light,
We lie down weeping with the night.
We hug the world until it stings,
We curse it then and sigh for wings.
We live, we love, we woo, we wed,
We wreathe our brides, we sheet our dead.
We laugh, we weep, we hope, we fear,
And that’s the burden of the year

~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1910)

New Year

Christmas may be over,
the stockings put away.
The chocolate and the cookies
enjoyed every single day.

Now the New Year’s coming,
all hurry on their way,
to live their busy lives,
no more thoughts of Santa’s sleigh.

Although the season’s come and go,
and Holidays have their cheer,
The Spirit of Christ can stay in out hearts,
to warm and bless all near.

I hope you had a merry Christmas,
full of the Christmas Spirit,
but more than that I hope your year
has much happiness and love in it!

~ Diane Bohn

Missing You

The holidays can be difficult for people who have recently lost someone.
Reach out to those who might be hurting or lonely over the festive period.

The hardest part about losing someone,
isn’t having to say goodbye, but rather
learning to live without them. Always
trying to fill the void, the emptiness that’s
left inside your heart when they go.