Saturday, January 1, 2011

Teacher...I Am The New Year

I found this poem by an unknown author and I love its message for the new year.  As I read it a second time, I substituted the words "life" and "living" with the words "teacher" and "teaching."  The poem immediately became even more meaningful to me and I wanted to share it with you.  Blessings to you on this first day of 2011.  Thank you for following my blog these last 5 months!


Life I am the new year.
I am an unspoiled page in your book of time.
I am your next chance at the art of living.

I am your opportunity to practice
what you have learned about life
during the last twelve months.

All that you sought
and didn't find is hidden in me,
waiting for you to search it out
with more determination.

All the good that you tried for
and didn't achieve
is mine to grant
when you have fewer conflicting desires.

All that you dreamed but didn't dare to do,
all that you hoped but did not will,
all the faith that you claimed but did not have --
these slumber lightly,
waiting to be awakened
by the touch of a strong purpose.

I am your opportunity
to renew your allegiance to Him who said,
"Behold, I make all things new."

I am the new year.

for the use of the cute clip art image found at the beginning of this post)

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