Fresh New Year


A fresh new year
Is bringing, one by one,
Unopened days,
Each laden with a miracle.
In countless ways
Its gifts will lift our spirits
And make us sing.
What can I bring the fresh new year,
Oh, what to bring?
Greet the year with courage and trust,
A wealth of love; and, oh, you must
Bring wonderment and a happy heart,
A spark of humor; then impart
A glowing warmth, free from fear,
And gladness for each day all year.

[illustration] Illustrated by Shauna Mooney