Monday, January 2, 2017

new year 2016

Let Us Walk

"Let us walk softly, friends;
For strange paths lie before us all untrod.
The New Year, spotless from the hand of God
Is thine and mine, O friend.

Let us walk straightly, friend;
Forget the crooked paths behind us now; 
Press on with steadier purpose on our brow
To better deeds, O friend.

Let us walk gladly, friend;
Perchance some greater good than we have known 
Is waiting for us or some fair hope flown
Shall yet return, O friend.

Let us walk kindly, friend:
We cannot tell how long this life shall last,
How soon these precious years be overpast;
Let Love walk with us, friend.

Let us walk quickly, friend;
Work with our might while lasts our little stay
And help some halting comrade on the way:
And may God guide us, friend."


I found this poem in a little book of wisdom left me by my mother, Silver Thoughts, Golden Words and a Nickel Worth of Stories.  The book was published by the Eastern Ontario Women's Institute in 1992, but the sentiments seem entirely appropriate in N. Saanich in 2017.  Happy New Year everyone

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