The End And The Beginning


“New Year’s eve is like every other night; there is no pause in the march of the universe, no breathless moment of silence among created things that the passage of another twelve months may be noted; and yet no man has quite the same thoughts this evening that come with the coming of darkness on other nights.” ~ Hamilton Wright Mabie 

Each year about this time I get pretty emotional. A bit melancholy as I think back over the entire year. The good the bad and the ugly.

Each year has it’s own high and lows, heavens and hells, positives and negatives, life and deaths, wins and losses, joys and sorrows.

And 2015 was no different.

It is easy to let the lows and the sorrows to take center stage if we let them. I lost a dear friend in the middle of the year and another very recently. And, if I had allowed, these two losses could have consumed me. But as I reflected on the entire year, I had many other friends that beat HUGE odds and not only survived, but they also thrived. Remembering that God is always in control comforts me, especially after a big loss or a big win.

Overall, the year we are closing out has had way more positives than negatives, and I can only hope the same for the incoming year. The new year still brings hopes and fears, if we allow them to enter our minds.

All of my hopes and fears …. all of the life I’ve lived would never have been possible if someone had not said yes to organ donation well over 8 years ago. Every day I express my gratitude for the precious gift I received and ask God to watch over that special family.

For the new year …. as I don’t make resolutions …. Instead, I pray and I ask for good health, prosperity and happiness for all my friends and family. I ask that those people waiting for that life saving organ are blessed quickly, and have a speedy, easy recovery. And I ask that God lead us through each day, filled with love and with unwavering faith and constant hope.

As today is the END and tonight is the BEGINNING, I send you my love, good thoughts and wishes for good health, prosperity and continued happiness. Happy New Year to ALL and may it be the BEST year ever!

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

So this is Christmas, and what have you done
Another year over, a new one just begun

And so this is Christmas, I hope you have fun
The near and the dear ones, the old and the young

A very merry Christmas, and a happy New Year
Let’s hope it’s a good one, without any fears

And so this is Christmas, for weak and for strong
The rich and the poor ones, the road is so long

And so happy Christmas, for black and for white
For the yellow and red ones let’s stop all the fights

A very merry Christmas, and a happy New Year
Let’s hope it’s a good one, without any fear

And so this is Christmas, and what have we done
Another year over, a new one just begun

And so happy Christmas, we hope you have fun
The near and the dear ones, the old and the young

A very merry Christmas, and a happy New Year
Let’s hope it’s a good one, without any fear

War is over, if you want it, war is over now

~ John Lennon

About DAP

I am a heart transplant recipient and these are my stories and thoughts. My desire is to assist others pre or post heart transplant in anyway possible. Please feel free to contact me if you have a question.
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3 Responses to The End And The Beginning

  1. txbuddies says:

    Wishing you my dear friend Don a beautiful and happy New YEAR!!
    You are a very SPECIAL friend. LOVE and Hugs- Rise’

  2. Ms. A says:

    Happy, Healthy New Year, Don!

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