I received an e-mail today from a printer about how publishers will think about changes in the year ahead, and it contained the following:


I SALUTE YOU!
There is nothing I can give you which you have not;
but there is much that, while I cannot give, you can take.

No heaven can come to us unless our hearts find rest in it today.
Take Heaven.

No peace lies in the future which is not hidden in this present instant.
Take Peace.

The gloom of the world is but a shadow; behind it, yet within our reach, is joy.
Take Joy.

And so, at this holiday time, I greet you, with the prayer that for you, now and forever,
the day breaks and the shadows flee away.

-FRA GIOVANNI

This comes from the 12th century, I believe, and yet it is so relevant to where we are in the 21st. There really may be nothing "new" but there are truths that endure forever.

Behind the darkness that has been clouding our world this fall and early winter, there is light. So often, we give in to the darkness and listen to the negativity that is all around, and fall into despair and depression.

Yet it is so clear, it seems to me as we approach a new year, that this can only lead to more negativity and perhaps the creation of a self-fulfilling prophecy in which the worst cast scenario becomes a reality.

If we can see the light that is there behind the darkness and hold on to that, the possibilities of what can be accomplished are virtually endless.

So, to all of my new FOHBOH friends who have brought much light into my life since this summer, Take Heaven, Take Peace, Take Joy, and take hope that the year ahead will be what we make of it - a better one, a one in which we prevail, survive and succeed, and do good things!

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Comment by Howard Appell on January 1, 2009 at 10:02am
Happy New Year. Let's hope the rest off the world feels the same way.

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Comment by Paul Paz on January 1, 2009 at 2:09am
Susan...
Thank you for refreshing my double-shift on New Years Eve 2009!
Paul

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Comment by Keith Bernhardt on December 31, 2008 at 7:51pm
Excellent, Susan, as always !
Best wishes for 2009. Keith
Comment by Bill Baumgartner on December 31, 2008 at 2:41pm
Hi Susan,

I for one, will make the year 2009 Great!

* Where there is hatred, I will soe love,
* Where there is injury, I will grant pardon,
* Where there is doubt, I will instill faith,
* Where there is despair, I will promote hope,
* Where there is darkness, I will bring light, and
* Where there is sadness, ever joy.

Bring in the New Year,

Cheers,
Bill

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