In the New Year
I want to give gifts of compassion,
Of gratitude, of forgiveness,
Gifts of understanding,
Gifts of light and love.
To be a positive force in the world,
In any way that I can,
To shun fear and doubt,
To believe with all my heart
That there is good in the world.
To see beauty in the smallest of things,
And hope in the bleakest of times,
Knowing that the positive light of even one person,
Can be the most precious gift of all.