January 01, 2008

A Brand (And GRAND)New Year!



As I open up my brand new calendar I can’t help but feel a sense of excitement. There is something so wonderful about starting anew, isn't there? Fresh beginnings and new challenges lie ahead of us all. As January 1 rolls around I think it should be used as a time of reflection yes, but more importantly it is a time to take what we have learned in the past and apply it to our future.

In our lives sometimes we are on the top of the mountain where everything is clear and beautiful and sometimes we are in the valley where we are surrounded by darkness and it takes every ounce of energy we have just to take that first time upward. Through it all there is one thing that we can know for sure ~ God is always by our side. Not only is He by our side but He is ON OUR SIDE, too! With this knowledge I know as I start out this new year I will not be starting it alone. That knowledge alone brings about such a wonderful sense of comfort to my heart and soul! I pray that each one of you will be comforted in that as well. Now let us step forward together as we begin this new journey ~ I know there are so many wonderful and marvelous things just waiting for us all!

Much love,

Susan P.

12 comments:

Storybook Woods said...

Not only is He with us but often carrying us !!!! Thank goodness !!!!. Happy New Year wishes. Love Clarice

Judy said...

There is a special feeling on the first day of the new year--kind of like standing on the edge of a precipice overlooking beautiful untrod territory. Over the years I often would wonder what joys and tragedies the new year would bring. How comforting to know that we are not alone but that God Himself is with us every step of the way, and yes, as Clarice wrote, often carries us. A faithful reader, Judy

Amy Jo said...

Happy New Year, Susan!!!

Karen said...

Hey Susan, Welcome back! And Happy New Year to you and your family!
I hope your Christmas was a wonderful, blessed one with everyone.

Judy said...

This is a wonderful post.
Thank You!

Sharon Kay said...

A wonderful post with words to live by. I like you am so happy to be here with the miricle of creating another year to make new memories in. Good wishes to you and your whole family.

Heather said...

I missed you and your blog!! Glad you are back and Happy New Year!!

Revee said...

Happy New Year! I hope you have a wonderful year. :)

Mrs. C said...

I read something along the same lines as your post this morning in my devotions. We need to rejoice in the midst of "down" times because an "up" time soon follows. :)

Have a blessed New Year,
Mrs. C

Mindy said...

Happy New Year to you and your family! I look forward to what this year will be bringing!! Wonderful thoughtful post my friend...blessings to you this day,
Mindy

Lallee said...

Happy New Year, Susan!

Linda said...

Happy New Year Susan! This is a lovely post. May 2008 be all that you wish and more. Linda