Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year!




I pray this new year brings you all the colors of Joy and the ability to find it in the most unusual places.

The blue in the flames of your fireplace, the blue in the eyes of someone you love, the blue in the sky on a cold winter's day.
The red in your grandchild's cheeks and lips, or a crisp apple or juicy tomato.
The green of new leaves, or fresh paint, a tennis ball or an old green comfy sweatshirt.
The yellow of the sun on a bright summer's day or daffodils in spring or squash in summer.
The purple of twilight, eggplant parmigiana from your favorite cook, your son's faded purple favorite ball cap or the birthday card your little one makes for you.
The orange of sunset, a leaf in the fall...or your favorite sales catalog.

...and though every day in the coming year will not seem glorious....and some days will even seem dark and difficult....may each of us feel the arms of our Savior around us and His perfect Joy in our hearts.

Happy New Year!

10 comments:

Terry said...

Oh such a nice rainbow poem Cheryl

It reminds me of this song that that the Sunday School kids love to sing

Mr. Noah built an ark,
The people thought it such a lark,
Mr. Noah pleaded so,
But in the ark they would not go.

Down came the rain in torrents,
Down came the rain in torrents,
Down came the rain in torrents,
And only eight were saved

In went the animals two by two,
The elephant, giraffe and the kangaroo,
All were safely stored away,
Against God's terrible judgment day

Down came the rain in torrents,
Down came the rain in torrents,
Down came the rain in torrents,
And only eight were saved

When ever you see a rainbow
When ever you see a rainbow
When ever you see a rainbow
Remember God loves you!

Gina said...

You are so creative! Love the color idea! Happy New Year to you, Cheryl!

byhisgracealone said...

what a lovely writing full of wonderful images...

He has painted our lives with amazing beauty....:)

Happy New Year !!

Deb said...

Love it - the poem - the photo - and the sister who sent the sentiment!

Happy New Year Cheryl!

dille2@cableone.net said...

Thank you my friend! You are so right - 2009 has more questions than answers and comes with its own built-in fear.
Hope all is well with you and that J is doing well. Whatever 2009 brings, we will deal with it. Thanks for the glorious reminder. Cheers...

Terry said...

Hey Tree House Mama,
I just read your comment over at the Scarf.
You know Cheryl, after I leave a comment, I always read the other comments and was I ever surprised that we both had the same idea about that poor scarf needing some shut eye!
I guess great minds think alike, eh?
Well,I must get back to bed myself. I got up over an hour ago to use the little girl's room and made the mistake[Naw!..not a mistake] of clicking on my lap top!
I need some shut eye now!
Catch you later...Love Terry

Margie said...

happy new year!

Mrs. Mac said...

Happy New Year Cheryl ... your colors of joy wants to make me break out my Burpee seed catalog and start my garden.

Danielle Says Hello said...

Okay, the post about your wonderful husband showed up in my Google Reader but it's not up yet on your blog???????

You are so very blessed!!! Happy New Year dear friend.

Sara said...

i was wondering where the other post went too?