It’s difficult in times …

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It’s difficult in times like these: ideals, dreams and cherished hopes rise within us, only to be crushed by grim reality. It’s a wonder I haven’t abandoned all my ideals, they seem so absurd and impractical. Yet I cling to them because I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.
― Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

My thoughts exactly.  I truly believe this to be so!

Talents

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“Use what talents you possess–the woods would be very silent if no birds sand there except those that sang best.” Henry van Dyke

Why not identify our talents and use them?  We do not have to do everything,  but if one person follows through with their passions, dreams, and completes them while using their own God-given talents what a beautiful and wonderful world this would be.

“Another fresh new year…

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“Another fresh new year is here . . .
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
To love and laugh and give!

This bright new year is given me
To live each day with zest . . .
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best!

I have the opportunity
Once more to right some wrongs,
To pray for peace, to plant a tree,
And sing more joyful songs!”
–William Arthur Ward

Happy New Year!  What are we planning on changing or enhancing to make this year better than the next?