Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

The Old and the New

Hiking in the Thuringian Forest by Linda6769
photo by Linda6769

We went for a hike today on a trail nearby that wound among the trees in the forest. Some were bare and others had toppled. There were smaller, younger evergreens popping out among them including some pines that were just a couple years old.  It reminded me of how the old and the new stand side by side, much like it does in our lives. 

At the end of each year, we tend to think of what we've done over the past year, good and bad, and how we'd like to live this next year.

Happy New Year! by UrbanPhotographix
New Year's Party by Urbanphotographix

Now we celebrate the beginning of this next year, with all the hopes and dreams we'd like to see come true.  Happy New Year everyone.  May you recognize and appreciate the blessings God has in store for you in 2012.


Cathy Baker said...

I love this observation, Ellen. Very insightful! I'm thankful for the many blessings enjoyed in 2011 and look forward to seeing what God has in store for us all in 2012! Happy new Year!

Vonda Skelton said...

Great application, Ellen. Thanks for sharing it! And looking forward to the new Word Weavers group. Thanks for accepting a leadership role!