Thanksgiving & Blessings Prayer

O God,
 the beginning and the end of all things, 
Who art always the same,
 and Whose years fail not,
 we now, at the close of another year,
 kneel in adoration before Thee,
 and offer Thee 
our deepest thanks for the fatherly care 
 with which Thou has watched over us during the past,
 for the many times Thou hast protected us 
from evils of soul and body,
 and for the numberless blessings, 
both temporal and spiritual,
 which Thou hast showered upon us. 
May it please Thee
 to accept the homage of our grateful hearts 
which we offer Thee
 in union with the infinite thanksgiving
 of Thy divine Son,
 our Lord Jesus Christ, 
Who with Thee
 liveth and reigneth forever and ever. Amen.

Everything In Life

Everything in life is temporary. 
So if things are going good,
enjoy it because it won’t last forever.
And if things are going bad, 
don't worry.

It can’t last forever either.

~Author Unknown~

It is not how much we have,

but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.
~Charles H. Spurgeon~

The Abundant Life

Nothing is predestined:
 The obstacles of your past can become
 the gateways that lead to new beginnings.
~Ralph Blum~
The abundant life 
 does not come to those who 
have had a lot of obstacles removed
 from their path by others. 
It develops from within
 and is rooted in strong mental and moral fiber.
  ~William Mather Lewis~

The Courage To Continue

“Success is not final,
 failure is not fatal:
 it is the courage
 to continue that counts.” 
 ~Winston Churchill~

“I had to pick myself up
 and get on with it, 
do it all over again, 
only even better this time.”
  ~Sam Walton~

“A life spent making mistakes 
 is not only more honorable, 
but more useful
 than a life 
spent doing nothing.” 
 ~George Bernard Shaw~