per·se·ver·ance noun \ˌpər-sə-ˈvir-ən(t)s\
: continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition : the action or condition or an instance of persevering : steadfastness
into the new year. My sister n' law, Nancy, (my husband who passed away sister) wrote the most beautiful Christmas card this year. Her husband, Cliff, passed away this past year. In her Christmas card, she wrote a quote, that Cliff would read on New Years eve. I have never seen or read it before. It really, really touched me.
I would like to share it with you, just in case you haven't seen it either! Maybe, we can all make it a new tradition to read this to our own families?
I Am The New Year
Life, I am the new year.
I am an unspoiled page in your book of time.
I am your next chance at the art of living.
I am your opportunity to practice
what you have learned about life
during the last twelve months.
All that you sought
and didn't find is hidden in me,
waiting for you to search it out
with more determination.
All the good that you tried for
and didn't achieve
is mine to grant
when you have fewer conflicting desires.
All that you dreamed but didn't dare to do,
all that you hoped but did not will,
all the faith that you claimed but did not have -
these slumber lightly,
waiting to be awakened
by the touch of a strong purpose.
I am your opportunity
to renew your allegiance to Him who said,
'behold, I make all things new.'
I am the new year.
The below photograph for me, captures this quote. Moving forward, momentum, Perseverance...
I hope you like it!
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