Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year 2018!

Cheers to a Happy and Healthy New Year
by Adele Bruno, CZT

Here is a prayer to ring in the New Year written by Sir Thomas Becket in the 12th century ~

May God make your year a happy one!
Not by shielding you from all sorrows and pain,
But by strengthening you to bear it as it comes;
Not by making your path easy,
But by making you sturdy to travel any path;
Not by taking hardships from you,
But by taking fear from your heart;
Not by granting you unbroken sunshine,
But by keeping your face bright even in the shadows;
Not by making your life always pleasant,
But by showing you when people and their causes need you most and by making you anxious to be there to help.
God's love, peace, hope, and joy to you for the year ahead.



  1. Happy New Year to you too Adele! This post made me smile as the area of our town that I live in is informally known as the Thomas a Becket area or TAB for short. Schools and a pub take that name. It's rumoured he passed through this way on his travels! How gently our worlds collide across that ocean!

  2. That warms my heart to know, thank you.