Happy New Year!

Blessings at Year’s End
by Howard Thurman
read by Rev. Jenn on January 1, 2017

I remember with gratitude the fruits of the labors of others, which I have shared as a part of the normal experience of daily living.

Happy New Year from Beijing

I remember the beautiful things that I have seen, heard, and felt – some as a result of seeking on my part, and many that came unheralded into my path, warming my heart and rejoicing my spirit. 

Happy New Year from Antarctica

I remember the moments of distress that proved to be groundless and those that taught me profoundly about the evilness of evil and the goodness of good.

Happy New Year from Bethlehem

I remember the new people I have met, from whom I have caught glimpses of the meaning of my own life and true character of human dignity.

Happy New Year from Brazil

I remember the dreams that haunted me during the year, keeping me mindful of goals and hopes which I did not realize but from which I drew inspiration to sustain my life and keep steady my purposes.

Happy New Year from Aleppo

I remember the awareness of the spirit of God that sought me out in my aloneness and gave to me a sense of assurance that undercut my despair and confirmed my life with new courage and abiding hope.

Happy New Year

Wishing you a year in which all things are made new.


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