As another year closes, a new one begins and many of us will reflect on the past 365 days, while others will simply move on to the next day. I, myself, will reflect.
This last year brought some exceptional joys, some new beginnings, new people to cherish in my life and some untimely endings. Happiness, sadness, joy and heartache, seemed to be the theme, but then again all of us endure that every year -- it is what we take from the resulting emotion that will determine who we are in 2014.
In light of that:
Lord, grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, the courage to change the things we can, and wisdom to know the difference.
This I wish for all of you and don't forget to look for the miracles all around you -- they are there, you just need to open your heart and soul to see them.
Have an incredible New Year.