"A Prayer for the New Year" ...
The old year is gone with its joys and its sorrows;
Forgive what was thoughtless and wrong in the past,
And grant to our virtues the power to last;
...Oh happy fault to have the chance to find these "treasures" and to spend some nostalgic time reviewing my life. God does work in strange and mysterious ways sometimes! As I begin a new year, it was gift to be able look back over my life (I even found school papers from my grade school years), to affirm who I am, where I have come from and to ponder in a new way my hopes and dreams!