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.


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.


Donna said...

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


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.