The New Year

by James Jett

While we are celebrating the New Years season, we should continue to be thankful for the good in our lives, our Families, and our Country. This should include all the people that gave you support when doing it alone would have been difficult; your Spouse, Mother, Father or Children that smiled when you needed one; or listened when you told your side. Be thankful that the problems you thought would defeat you, only made you stronger. Be thankful that the problems that remain, God will see you thru them to the end. For His promise is “I will never leave you or forsake you”.

Now that you have counted your blessings, you should pursue peace. Turmoil can not prevail when peace come . Make sure you include everyone, do not leave any one out. Forgive, both friends and enemies. And when you have peace and have forgiven everyone, you no longer feel angry and disturbed. You are free to love, love everyone with the love that expects nothing in return. (No I don’t mean lettng everyone use you.) I mean showing love to the down-and-out, saying hello to the lonely and helping the poor and the needier

Now you can have pleasure and joy, with peace of mind. The food tastes better, the presents are more beautiful and the friends and families seem warmer, whether they are with you in person or mentally. What has happened is this; you have unloaded all the excess baggage accumulated last year and can put in the good things of this year. With this process, day by day you can increase the good and decrease the bad, thereby, having more joy with peace, even in the times when you feel so alone. Here, I must quote my Grandmother, “If God is with you—anyone against you is a fool”.

In the New Year and all the years to come, I pray the God of power, the God of peace, the God of joy and the God of love; be with and stay with you,


2 Comments to “The New Year”

  1. Hi Jim. Photos i received. Thanks

  2. Hi Bill, maybe some one sent photos as a favor to me because I didn’t send them: but I hope you enjoy them just the same.

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