1 January 2009

Happy New Year

The Gift of a New Year

Here’s to the year
that’s almost past its expiration date—2008.
We all had some surprises, didn’t we?
Some good, some distressing.
Let’s use everything we got from our experiences,
everything we learned,to enrich the new year.
Here’s to the new year, 2009,
a gift we haven’t opened yet.
May its bright, shiny package
contain even more than we hope for.
And even while we’re delighting in new treasures,
let’s appreciate fully what we already have—
the blessings we take for granted.
Make a list, and check it twice.
And here’s to all you wonderful people
who are putting up with my toast;
I hope in the new year
you see yourselves the way I see you:
intelligent, interesting, and likable.
To 2009:
May it give a whole new meaning
to the phrase, "the good life."
By Joanna Fuchs


Susanne49 said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you as well, Carol!


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bertN said...

I hope you have a great 2009.

Dominique said...

Happy New Year Carole.

Mike de Moree said...

Happy New Year Carole. Sorry I did not get back earlier but I had a big computer problem. I am looking forward to seeing your pictures in the new year.