May you awake each morning with ‘thank you’ on your lips
and in your heart, recognizing that all is gift, that all is blessing.
May your friendship with God be strong and healthy.
May that love be both a comfort and a challenge
as you struggle to find your way in the New Year.
May you be the one with welcome in your smile and hello etched upon your hand,
the hand you extend to everyone who blesses you with presence. `