Happy New Year to you! May you be richly blessed in 2008! May you learn something new, try something new, go somewhere new! May you break a bad habit and establish a good one. May you be kinder, more generous, more forgiving and more grateful. May you slow down this year and really live instead of letting life fly by in a rush of tasks and busyness.
May you accomplish at least one big goal - lose that weight, write that book, pay off that debt. May you live this year so that you will look back on it with satisfaction when we turn the calendar to 2009!
Make wise choices. Don't let others or your circumstances dictate your choices. Own up to your own mistakes.
Call an old friend. Revive a languishing relationship. Offer forgiveness, even if it isn't requested. Be the bigger person and mend a broken bond.
Hang on to God, let go of everything else.
Cry. Let your spirit be tender.
Keep your pride in check. Forget about yourself.
Laugh more than you have in years.
May you love deeply, receive graciously, give generously and keep hoping, no matter what!
Most of all, may you come to know the depth, breadth, width, and height of the love of God for you! May you come to know the riches we have in Christ. If you do not know Jesus, I pray that you will meet Him this year. If you do, may you grow in your love and faith!
Have a very wonderful, deep, challenging, overcoming, victorious, joyous, lovely 2008!