Time to Seize the New Year
By Donna Reish
Time to let the past go by
To leave the former year behind.
To release its hurts and sing its praise
To look ahead to future days.
Time to love those undeserving
In forgiveness persevering
Leaving no ill will behind
Pure of heart and pure of mind.
Time to learn from past mistakes
To grow and change for future’s sake.
To leave regrets and undone goals
To enter in with heart and soul.
Time to face the days ahead
With hope and faith and not with dread
To see the light of life that’s clear
And give to those we hold so dear.
Time to give and love all more
To help the hurting and the poor
To speak kind words and give good cheer
Every day of this new year.