Tuesday, December 30, 2008

a bright 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

I vow to go forth with gusto.

10 comments:

Char said...

great words - I've never read that poem before. love the processing on the shot.

ELK said...

i am right there with you ~ my hope is that it is as bright and happy as the photo along with the wonderful poem...so nice to have you as a friend ...happy new year!

Georgia B. said...

really great poem! and such a perfect image to accompany it! i got goose bumps. :)

Happy New Year!

Claire said...

your vow is my prayer.

Elizabeth Harper said...

I like your words the best, "I vow to go forth with gusto."

Love the picture too and I look forward to seeing more in the new year.

Hope you're doing something fun tonight!

Christina said...

"gusto" I love that, my friend. ; ) Happy new year.

Gayle said...

I love your vow!

Happy New Year!

Relyn said...

Love the words, the photo, the sentiment, and most especially - the friendship. Happy new year, dearest Leslye and Taylor.

kath said...

A very bright new year. I just looked at all your posts for December, you had a beautiful month. I feel I have missed so much that today I am catching up with my friends, really concentrating on the words and photos.
Happy New Year to you and Taylor.

Kath

Donna said...

Hurray...gusto is such a wonderful word...so enthusiastic. I love your treatment of your photo...very vibrant!

footnote

The photos on the left are taken by me, Leslye, the mother. The photos on the right are taken by my daughter, Taylor – unless otherwise noted. Comments are always welcome. thanks
If you care to visit, I, Leslye, have another blog - AutumnSun where I ramble around different paths and pleasures of my own.