by Charlotte Anselmo
Thank you, Lord for giving me
A brand new year ahead
Help me live the way I should
As each new day, I tread.
Give me gentle wisdom
That I might help a friend
Give me strength and courage
So a shoulder I might lend.
The year ahead is empty
Help me fill it with good things
Each new day is filled with joy
And the happiness it brings.
Please give the leaders of our world
Courage born of peace
That they might lead us gently
And all the fighting cease.
Please give to all upon this earth
A heart that's filled with love
A gentle happy way to live
With Your blessings from above.
The New Year lies before you, like a spotless track of snow... be careful how you tread on it, for every mark will show.
THANK YOU to our family, friends, and those who have supported us since 2006.
A BIG THANK YOU to our columnist Dorothy Philbin, sports reporter/photographer Bruce Darrow, author Nicole Pensiero, cartoonist Dave Wolfe and clerk typist Connie Cleary Woods. And thank you to those who have submitted their comments in 2022.
Over the past year, many of our family members and friends have moved on to their next journey. I visualize their faces as I write this, and thinking back, I can't help to smile as I remember the fond memories I have of each one. Those thoughts will always remain in my heart.
A New Year is ahead. This is the time to throw out the old and prepare for new adventures in 2023. May the upcoming year bring you Good Health, Good Wealth, and Much Happiness.
God Bless All of you.
Bill and Connie Cleary Sr.