The ball will drop in New York City, friends and loved ones will toast the New Year in homes and party places all over the world, and others will quietly write another page in a journal. However you spend these last hours of 2014, I pray that you know how blessed you are, that you may see God in all things at all times, and that your heart may overflow with gratitude. As you look back over whatever has been handed you this year, I pray you can let it go and open your hands for the gifts that will be given during 2015. I pray for the grace not to cling to the joys and wonders and not to want to throw away the pain and sorrow too easily. All are lessons. God is present in each circumstance.
Happy New Year! May God be with you as this year slips away and the New One tiptoes in.