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Friday, December 28, 2012


I have a list of folks I know, all written in a book,
And every now and then, I go and take a look;
And that is when I realize that these names are all a part ...
Not of the book they're written in, but of my very heart.
For each name stands for someone who has crossed my path sometime,
And in that meeting they've become the rhythm in each rhyme;
And while it sounds fantastic for me to make this claim,
I really feel that I'm composed of each remembered name.
Though you may not be aware of any special link,
Just meeting you has changed my life, a lot more than you think;
For once I've met somebody, the years cannot erase
The memory of those pleasant words nor of a friendly face.
So please don't think my greeting as just a mere routine,
Your name was not forgotten somewhere in-between;
For when I send a greeting, that is addressed to you,
It's because you are on that list of folks I'm indebted to.
For I am the total of the many folks that I have met,
And you happen to be one of those I prefer not to forget.
So whether I have known you for many years or few,
In some way you have been a part in shaping things I do.
And every year at this time, I realize anew ...
The best gift life can offer is meeting folks like you.
So may the Spirit of this Season, that ever endures,
Leave the richest blessings in the hearts of YOU and YOURS.

~By Helen Steiner Rice 1949 in "Christmas Blessings"

thanks for dropping by.....
Happy New Year everyone...
wishing you and yours all the blessings the new year 2013 has to offer us all!!
blessings and hugs......lita

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CATIATM 1/3/2013 10:15PM

    I hope 2013 is our best year yet!

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DETERMINEDJANET 12/29/2012 10:25PM

    Enjoyed reading this again.

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 12/29/2012 11:08AM

    How lovely!! Happy new year to you, too my friend!! big hugs!!

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PCOH051610 12/29/2012 8:22AM

    What a lovely verse! Thank you for sharing

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SEAWILLOW 12/29/2012 7:13AM

    Thanks for sharing such beautiful words. :)

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WILLOW49 12/28/2012 11:22PM

    May the new year bring you peace, happiness and health!

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JACKIE542 12/28/2012 10:11PM

    Thank you, I wish you a very Happy New year. emoticon

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PATRICIAAK 12/28/2012 10:08PM

    May your New Year be prosperous in health, wealth and spiritual growth.

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