How strange it seems when ringing in
Another year again,
It gives us pause to look back,
Re-evaluate and then …
To reminisce on times gone by,
The good, the bad, the strange,
The ups, the downs, the joys, the tears,
The laughter and the pain.
Reflect upon the days you’ve had,
The challenges you’ve faced,
The trials and tribulations;
And the memories not erased.
For you must keep these thoughts with you
And dare not shy away;
For difficult remembrances
Have special roles to play.
They help us to become the
Very person that we are;
Each incident, each moment passed,
Both recent and a’far.
Take pride in your accomplishments,
Be proud to be your best …
For each day’s like a lesson,
And each moment, like a test.