New Year’s Resolution

Remnants of tinsel shine through the fibers of the carpet
cookie sprinkles peek from under the stove
Red, green and gold, wrapping, bags and bows stored in the basement
the Nativity Scene carefully boxed for next year
Fatigue replaces joy
angst instead of wonderment
how quickly I forget
the Christ child, Emmanuel, the Star of Bethlehem

A New Year
new resolutions
new promises to break
weight loss, budgets, exercise……

This year, I will try….
remembering the innocent Babe sent to save us, 
acts of kindness
and keeping close those who are dear
…..for we have such a short sojourn on this earth–I want to immerse my days with the love of Christ dwelling within me
And I will pray–pray for my family, my friends, those who are ill, hungry, and hurting….
but especially for my enemies
Matthew 5:44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,

Happy New Year Everyone

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