Thursday, December 31, 2009

Being in a New Year

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!

--William Arthur Ward

Happy New Year from me to you!

16 comments:

The Write Girl said...

What lovely sentiments Judith...I really like this poem. So sweet and upbeat. Happy New Year to you : )

David Porter said...

Very nice Judith. Also wanted to thank you for being a part of my life in 2009. I am blessed by your being everyday. Much health, happiness and success in the New Year and new decade.

Judith Ellis said...

Katina - I'm happy you enjoyed the poem. Happy New Year, lovely poet! Wishing you a prosperous new year.

Judith Ellis said...

David, my dear friend, I am also sincerely blessed by you. You have encouraged and pushed me this year in personal and professional ways. Your wisdom is deeply appreciated. All the very best in the coming year for you and yours. Do tell your beautiful talented thoughtful daughter Chesapeake that I especially wish her the very best.

By the way, I am up to four miles a day and will be doing my regular ten miles daily again in no time. I'm going to run a half marathon in the Spring and the full one in the Fall. Although I've been getting back into shape this whole year, over the past four months I have kicked it up a notch, meeting with a personal trainer four times weekly. I think I'll be up to the task. Wish me luck! :-)

Brosreview said...

This is very nice! Thanks for sharing! And, happy new year to you too!

Dave Wheeler said...

Judith,

Thanks for sharing this...terrific words indeed. And thanks for the kind words, encouragement and support you have blessed me with for the past years as well. My life is better for your presence in it for sure Auntie "J"...

As Oprah said "Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right". Here's hoping 2010 is joyous, prosperous and healthy one for all!

David Porter said...

Fantastic progress Judith! The half and full marathon are worthy challenges indeed. Congratulations on your progress and I will be cheering you on in 2010! Run with passion!

Judith Ellis said...

Happy New Year, Ajey! Wishing you all the very best in the new year, my young talented friend.

Judith Ellis said...

Dave - You matter to me. This you know. Wishing you and your family a joyous and prosperous new year! It's gonna be a good one.

Judith Ellis said...

Oh, with you cheering me on, David, I know I can make it! I followed your run on your blog. Congrats to you!

septembermom said...

A beautiful poem for today! This is a day to think, dream and plan. Happy New Year my dear friend!! I wish you much happiness, health, love, and joy in 2010!!! Thank you for being my friend.

Judith Ellis said...

Kelly - What can I say? I am so very happy that we have met. You have been very dear to me and we have shared wonderful things. You have also been among my closest readers of my work in progress, offering advice, encouragement, and a keen ear, not to mention super editing skills. You heard my voice well and were so meticulous. Both were invaluable to me. There is more to come. Thank you my dear friend, my beautiful sister. Wishing you and the family all the very best in the New Year!

Corrie Howe said...

Happy New Year to you as well. I hope that you will be experience health, success and happiness this year.

Judith Ellis said...

Corrie - Happy New Year! All the very best to you and yours. The year began with a bang and suspect it shall continue.

Pamela said...

Happy New Year Judith, I'm looking forward to what the new year will bring.

God Bless,

Pam

Judith Ellis said...

Happy New Year, Pam! Hope you have a super one. I've missed you, my sister, my friend.