January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Health enough to make work a pleasure,

Wealth enough to support your needs,

Strength enough to battle with difficulties and overcome them,

Grace enough to toil until good is accomplished,

Charity enough to see good in your neighbor,
Love enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others,
Faith enough to make real the things of God
Hope enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


  1. Anonymous9:51 AM

    Happy new year to you as well, dear friend! I love the quote!

  2. Cute dog!! Happy New Year!

  3. Very, very good words and perfect for today, Les.

    You are really a hat girl! And I won't put one on unless it is way, way cold out. Tom puts on his before he walks out the door, summer or winter. Neither of my kids wears hats unless they must because of cold. Isn't it funny. :<)

  4. What a beautiful dog! Wishing you a happy New Year!

  5. Excellent quote. Thank you for sharing it!

  6. Happy New Year Lesley!

  7. Love the pic! I hope 2009 will be a good year for you and your family Lesley.

  8. Yay! 2009 will be a great one!

  9. Kay - Isn't that a great quote?! I found it at the very beginning of a book I've had for many, many years (Alexandra Stoddard's Grace Notes).

    Lezlie - She's cute, but very spoiled!

    Nan - Yes, I guess I am. I usually wear one when I know it's windy outside. I hate to have my hair flying all around my face.

    Literary Feline - Annie says thank you. She's a very sweet dog.

    DebNance - You're welcome. Happy 2009!

    Kailana - So far, so good! :)

    Teddy Rose - And to you, too.

    Dar - Thanks! My hubby took it on my birthday last month. Annie's a bit camera-shy so it's a bit of a challenge to get her to actually look toward the camera.

    MaryKate - Yes, it will!

  10. That's a wonderful quote! Happy New Year to you, too, Les!

  11. Happy New Year, Les! I see you are reading Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. I tried to get a copy of that to no avail. :( How's it going so far?

  12. Robin - Thanks! So far, so good. I've finished a wonderful book and have started three that have a lot of promise.

    Joy - Just finished it! I thought it was wonderful. I'll have my review up this coming week. I hope. :)

  13. Happy New Year to you too Les! I hope it's a wonderful year for you, filled with many good books. :)

  14. I LOVE that line: hope enough to relieve all anxious fears concerning the future. Wow. One of my goals for 2009. I've not read too much of Goethe before, although I've driven on Goethe Strasse in Frankfurt many times. ;) Thanks for posting this, Lesley, and a very Happy New Year to you my friend.

  15. Bellezza - Isn't that a fabulous line?! I've never read Goethe. I found this in an old Alexandra Stoddard book I've had for years and years. Here's to a fabulous year!


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