Monday, December 31, 2007

Another Year to Live...

Another fresh new year is here...
another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear;
to love and laugh and give!
-William Arthur Ward


Getting ready to celebrate New Year's tonight. I have a tradition: every year at the stroke of midnight I stare up at the twinkling sky and hold my breath and pray a minute of earnest prayers. This year I'll be standing in the snow, peering up toward heaven. I even have hats and silvery star wands, so there's no way can God miss me....

Wishing you the coziest and peaceful of new years, and hoping midnight ushers in a year of more happiness and hope than you can hold.

18 comments:

Amber said...

Wishing you the same & more!!!

Have fun on your travels but know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Amber

betty r said...

I like that tradition that you have on new year's eve, standing outside staring at the stars and sending up prayers..I think I'll be doing that tonight!
Safe travels and a Happy New Year Brin!!

Jenny said...

Thank you, Brin. May 2008 be your best year yet!

Blessings,
Jenny

jimr75 said...

Happy New Year!

L said...

What a great quote and I love your tradition of staring at the stars and sending up prayers...Happy New Year!

Leigh Ann

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Ahhh, Brin, there's definitely no way that God can miss you! Enjoy the snow and the stars...I'll be in be asleep by 10:30...ahhh, youth!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

in bed, that is

Terri and Bob said...

Happy New Year. Starting the new year with prayers is a WISE thing to do!

Anonymous said...

It sure was great being with you at Christmas, and now I wish you a Happy New Year, too! Love, Auntie M

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Brin, this new year will make up for the last, you just wait and see! I love your tradition, it's so you! Blessings for the brightest of New Years!

Cyndi said...

HAPPIEST HAPPIEST NEW YEAR! I am so excited for all of our newfound prospects...lets kick hiney and dont even take names!!!
Best of luck with it all girl.

She sure is strange! said...

I do this every night when I take the dog for her "walks". Look up at the heavens, that is. It is a wonderful way to begin the new year. Very clear and bright here in east Texas, cold too. Being in town, the stars are a bit dimmer but on nights like this they do come on out.

I'm wishing for you a very peaceful and prosperous new year.

Molly

grace said...

Happy New Year to you, dear friend! I'm praying for you and fully expecting 2008 to be a fabulous year for you in all ways.
Love,
Grace xx

Cyndi said...

Why am I getting your comments as well as mine?

betty r said...

I didn't gaze at the stars too long last night...not at -30 C.

Suzy said...

Hi Brin,

just want to wish you a best year ever. May 2008 be filled with joy and lot of magical days.

Happy New Year!

Deb said...

Wonderful quote & tradition Brin.
Happy New Year.

Adrienne said...

Happy New Year, Brin. I just know God has good things planned for you this year. ~Adrienne~