Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year!



Happy New Year! As we watch the old one go, I'm grateful for so much in my life, my family and friends, my cats, my work. All my travels this past year, especially my trip to Ireland. Broadway!

And, I'm grateful I had my friends in the book world, and all these wonderful books in 2016. It's the last time to look back.

And, we're about to look forward. I hope 2017 brings you good health, love and friendship in your life, and good books. I hope you stop back here often. I always enjoy your comments, and learning what you're reading. Thank you.

So, here's a toast to you, and a song from an Irish singer. Eamonn McCrystal wrote and performs, "Friends As Yet to Come".

https://youtu.be/7YjmXMXB8Fg


May all the blessings of the world
Be well within your reach.
And all the days that lie ahead
Be ones of love and peace.
When the midnight falls upon us
And the elder year is done,
We'll raise a glass to friends of yore
And friends as yet to come.

May seasons of good fortune drift
Along and find you well.
And by this time next New Year's Eve,
Have you new tales to tell.
Every father, every mother,
Every daughter, every son,
We'll raise a glass to friends of yore
And friends as yet to come.

Let sweet forgiveness shower down
And fill our hearts with light.
Be slow to anger, quick to love,
And ever full of life.
Let us sing the songs of providence.
Let us speak in kindred tongues.
And raise a glass to friends of yore
And friends as yet to come.
And raise a glass to friends of yore
And friends as yet to come.

To friends - Happy New Year!




12 comments:

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Happy New Year, Lesa!

SandyG265 said...

Happy New Year.

Bill Crider said...

Happy New Year, Lesa!

Karen Reittinger said...

Happy New Year, Lesa! Thank you for all the author/book reviews. I can always find my next wonderful read here.

Diane said...

I agree with Karen, Happy New Year and thanks for the wonderful resource you are for me!

Kaye Barley said...

Happy New Year, sweet friend.
Love you.

Grace Koshida said...

Happy New Year, Lesa!

Lesa said...

Happy New Year, and hugs to all of you, my friends! Thank you!

Gram said...

Happy new year, happy reading!

Lesa said...

Thank you, Gram. Happy reading in the year ahead to you as well, and Happy New Year!

Bonnie K. said...

Beautiful song. Happy New Year!

ckubala said...

Happy New Year - Happy Reading Lesa