Hello Goodbye

You say goodbye and I say hello
Hello hello
I don’t know why you say goodbye, I say hello
Hello hello
I don’t know why you say goodbye, I say hello

(Hello Goodbye-The Beatles)

“Hope
Smiles from the threshold of the year to come,
Whispering ‘it will be happier’…”

― Alfred Lord Tennyson

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(fresh flowers for sale, Grafton St / Dublin, Ireland / Julie Cook / 2015)

I wish you flowers.
I wish you blue skies
I wish you sun
I wish you warmth upon your face
I wish you peace of heart and peace of mind
I wish you health
I wish you joy
I wish you contentment
I wish you happiness
I wish you love
I wish you God’s Grace until the end of time….

I arise today
Through a mighty strength:
God’s power to guide me,
God’s might to uphold me,
God’s eyes to watch over me;
God’s ear to hear me,
God’s word to give me speech,
God’s hand to guard me,
God’s way to lie before me,
God’s shield to shelter me,
God’s host to secure me.

St Bridgid of Gael

15 comments on “Hello Goodbye

  1. Lynda says:

    Julie, I pray that 2016 will bring you much peace and joy and love and that you will experience the mercy of God every moment!!

  2. atimetoshare says:

    Happy New Year, my friend. May God bless every minute of this year for you.

  3. David says:

    I can only echo what Lynda has already said Julie – praying that God will bless you richly in 2016.

  4. Nicodemas says:

    Julie, God bless you and your family this coming year! This is a wonderful post.

  5. Mary says:

    Praying this new year to embrace the present, the moment, the now, Love you

  6. Mary says:

    PS I am obsessing over this picture, I have no idea why!!!!!!

  7. Beautifully said, Julie. Thank you for sharing your generous thoughts and this lovely poem. Happy New Year. Oh, and that photo is stunning:)

  8. I wish you all the same, dear Julie! 🙂 ❤

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