By popular demand, Sheila will accompany me in both my morning and evening New Year's Eve songs today to round off our old year 2020.
Sheila and I wish you all a happy New Year. Let us make 2021 much more than a token twelve months of unfulfilled intentions, however noble. Let our resolution matter much more than simply going in one year and out the other! The New Year stands before us like a chapter in a book waiting to be written; a pathway to new stars waiting to be explored, and an army of new friends who have not yet passed our way.
Sheila and I wish that your New Year brings you an abundance of amazing opportunities, beautiful moments, joyful and memorable experiences. May you display positive actions and attitude to inspire others to do the things they need to do for their own happiness. May you be brave enough to take on and overcome the rewarding challenges you face, and be kind enough to yourself, if at first, you don't succeed. We hope that you are blessed with robust health, but if you cannot be, we pray that you are able to positively cope with your burden and retain enough positive thought, goodwill, and a genuine appreciation of the good things in life to lighten your load. May you feel confident enough to love with all your heart and that the love you express through the purity of your thoughts, your warmth of feeling, and the goodness of your actions come back to you tenfold. May you always breathe the wind of calm and find peace in the most turbulent of times and moments of occasional madness. Finally, may your most wonderous of dreams today become your New year's reality tomorrow.
We cannot allow this past year to pass without thanking each and every one of you for the beautiful and loving thoughts you have expressed to me and Sheila during my time of illness this past year. We appreciate the unqualified love you have bestowed upon two strangers you have never met in person but have graced by taking us to your heart and retaining us in your affections. Your prayers said, candles lit, and masses offered on my behalf have meant more to me than words can express. You make me feel much loved, and evoke in me the essence of humility; a trait that is a stranger to my person and with whom I have never been well enough acquainted.
Love and peace
Bill and Sheila xxx