Thank you Lord for giving me
the brand New Year ahead.
Help me live the way I should
as each new day I tread.
Give me gentle wisdom
that I might help a friend.
Give me strength and courage
so a shoulder I might lend.
The year ahead is empty
Help me fill it with good things.
Each new day filled with joy,
and the happiness it brings.
Please give the leaders of our World
a courage born of peace.
That they might lead us gently
And all the fighting cease.
Please give to all upon this earth
a heart that’s filled with love.
A gentle happy way to live
With your blessings from above.
AMEN!  We add our wishes to you for a 2013
filled with smiles, love, and sunny days! 
by Charlotte Anselma