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Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Chapter 1, Page 1, Book 19



Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.

Opera Winfrey

January 1st - a New Year, a new Book



We will open the book.  It’s pages are blank.  We are going to put words on them ourselves.  The book is called Opportunity and the first chapter is New Years Day.

Edith Lovejoy Pierce

I’m starting the New Year off with a new watchword.  ‘Light’.  A watchword is a word or motto that embodies a principal or guide to action. I like to pick a word for each year that will inspire me to do my best.



Let your light shine.  Shine within you so that it can shine on someone else.  Let your light shine.

Opra Winfrey

Experts say that by narrowing down our goals by using one word, rather than making new year resolutions, helps to point you in the right direction.  It’s a word that you can apply in little ways throughout the year. It’s a guiding light for the new year.   It embodies what you want to be, think, feel and do.   My word sometimes take me a while to figure out.  It doesn’t come right away.  

I choose the word ‘Light’ because, for me it means being a Light, a beacon.  



A New Year Prayer

Lord, as the New Year dawns today,
Help me to put my faults away.
Let me be big in little things;
Grant me the joy with friendship brings’
Keep me from selfishness and spite,
Let me be wise to what is right.
A Happy New Year! grant that I
May cause no tear to any eye.
When this new year in time shall end.
Let it be said: I’ve played the friend
Have lived and loved and labored here
And made of it a happy year.

Edward Guest

It’s a new year, I have a new word.  We all have a new beginning.  Another day out of 365 to get it right.  I’m going to try and focus on what is truly important in life, and share the light with others.



Each New Year, we have before us a brand new book containing 365 blank pages.  Let us fill them with all them with all the forgotten things from last year — the words we forgot to say, the love we forgot to show, and charity we forgot to offer.

Peggy Toney Horton

4 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Happy 2019, Happy New Year. Let your light shine!

jack69 said...

WE were just talking about that 'book' we call life having blank pages. I had to say MA is the one I think of first, because of your blog, SWEET!
As always the visit is good to your house.
Sherry & jack, the gypsies

Mevely317 said...

Your watchword is wonderful. So you, Pam! Thank you for always being a beacon for those of us in Blogville. I'm going to try my best to learn from the example you set!

betty said...

I like your watchword, Ma. Light is a great one and so true to share the light (especially the light of Jesus) with all the darkness in this world. I look forward to seeing what you write about with light over this new year.

Happy New Year!

betty