Sunday, January 01, 2012

A New Year's Benediction

This is a New Year's benediction that Neil Gaiman, one of my favorite authors, gave a couple years ago at an event:

May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art – write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. May your coming year be a wonderful thing in which you dream both dangerously and outrageously.

I hope you will make something that didn’t exist before you made it, that you will be loved and you will be liked and you will have people to love and to like in return. And most importantly, because I think there should be more kindness and more wisdom in the world right now – I hope that you will, when you need to, be wise and that you will always be kind. And I hope that somewhere in the next year you surprise yourself. 

May we draw closer to Jesus this year, and beg him to fulfill that prayer.

New Year's posts from last couple days:


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