This message was sent to me and with just a couple of switches, I want to share it with all of you:
As we move into the New Year, we look back on all of our struggles and triumphs of 2008 and realize we have much to be thankful for. Let us give thanks for our families, our friends and our health. Give thanks for those we love and for those that love us and have loved us. Remember with a happy heart those we lost and celebrate those that are still with us. Let us pray for soldiers that are defending our country and their families, those that have lost their jobs or their homes. No matter what your political orientation, let us pray especially hard for the new President to give him the courage, the strength and the wisdom to lead our country into a new era of prosperity and peace.
While we make our New Years' resolutions with true determination to stick with what we want and know we can achieve, remember that our resolutions' success or failure do not define who we are. We are defined by our actions.
Please join me in this coming year to strive to be kinder, more giving, to laugh more and cry less and to live life to the fullest no matter what the circumstance. Remember that to have a friend, you must be a friend....and to you, my friends, I wish you all a Happy & Healthy 2009!