This comes from my January 1, 2007 post on The Healing Change (my woo-woo site) and it felt particularly appropriate for today.
May God make your year a happy one
Not by shielding you from all sorrows and pain,
But by strengthening you to bear it, as it comes;
Not by making your path easy,
But by making you sturdy to travel any path;
Not by taking hardships from you,
But by taking 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 when people and their causes need you most,
and by making you anxious to be there to help.
Thursday 13 coming later – all about the Midjull of Love so you can see his sweet yet goofy personality (it’s a lot like mine).
Happy July 4th!