“Another fresh new year is here . . .
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
To love and laugh and give!
This bright new year is given me
To live each day with zest . . .
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best!
I have the opportunity
Once more to right some wrongs,
To pray for peace, to plant a tree,
And sing more joyful songs!”
“I weep when I am not able to change something I will to change. My heart aches to see others in pain, and my soul is brought to wrath against the cause of the problem. I am not God, and therefore there is a limit to what I can do to ease the pain of a fellow human being, so I pray to Him that His hand cover those that hurt, and remove the burdens that hide smiles in their hearts and banish them from their faces.”