Here we stand at the cusp of another year gone and a new year just beginning. Where does the time go to?  Time, as we all know, waits for no one; its passing ever felt, ever relentless. Time can almost feel like our enemy - there's always so much to get done and never enough time to do what we need to do!!!!  I'm sure that so many of us feel this way...

As I welcome 2017 I hope that I can embrace time a bit more and appreciate its passing (gulp!) by trying each day to set even just five or ten minutes aside for some quiet (breathing) time - well, I can at least try....?  

It's strange the way that the passing of one year to the next is always marked by a period of reflection concerning the year that passed and a pledge to begin anew, to change, in the year to come. Probably because we all hunger to be made new and, intuitively, we all know that means we must change within if we want to experience change around us.

GK Chesterton once wrote: "The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions, he would make no resolutions."      -   What a thought!

All we can really do is thank God for the year that has gone and look forward to our New Year at school and all the blessings, opportunities and challenges it will bring in the year ahead. For we know God is with us, today, yesterday and forever.

'Behold, I make all things new.' (Rev 21: 1-5)

Happy New Year! May the Lord Bless you and your family in the Year of Our Lord, 2017

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Authormelanie Haggerty