~ Like the ripples in a pond, the work of one man spreads out and touches the lives of others ~

From The Soul of One ~ To The Hearts Of Many
Taylor Hicks "The Distance"

Monday, December 31, 2007

A New Year's Prayer


New Year's Eve and 2008 are only hours away!!
I'm expecting it to be a wonderful year for all of us and that it will be an exceptional year for Taylor Hicks and the Soul Patrol!!
Wanted to take this opportunity to wish Taylor, his family and all of my soul sisters and soul brothers a Happy New Year from the pond!

The New Year's Cake
Stir together golden dreams of hope.
Add a cup of New Year's light.

Catch flakes of Heaven's drifting snow,
To make the mixture pure and white.

Add to it a stirring of Angels' Wings,
Bearing Joy, Love, and Inspiration.

Blend into the mix a Prayer of Hope
To God for the souls of every nation.

Frost your cake with Loving Kindness,
And then to make it especially nice ...

Give a large serving to the world;
And Peace on Earth with every slice!


Dear Lord, please give me ...
A few friends who understand me,
and yet remain my friends.

A work to do which has real value,
without which the world would feel the poorer.

A mind unafraid to travel,
even though the trail be not blazed.
An understanding heart and a sense of humor.

Time for quiet, silent meditation.
A feeling of the presence of God.
And the patience to wait for the coming of these things,
with the wisdom to know them when they come.

~By W.R. Hunt~

The New Year lies before you
Like a spotless tract of snow
Be careful how you tread on it
For every mark will show.

Wishing everyone and their families a very safe and Happy New Year!
God Bless,


KarinP said...

Bloom, a beautiful New Year's Blog entry. Thank you for posting such a heartfelt message.

My New Year's Wish for you and all of your readers:


During the year may you have
Enough happiness to keep you sweet.
Enough trials to keep you strong.
Enough sorrow to keep you human.
Enough hope to keep you happy.
Enough failure to keep you humble.
Enough success to keep you eager.
Enough friends to give you comfort.
Enough wealth to meet your needs.
Enough enthusiasm to make you look forward to tomorrow.
Enough determination to make each day better than the
day before.

All the Best in 2008!

Anonymous said...

Bloom , I WILL TAKE A BIG OLE SLICE OF THAT CAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Your work here is endless,,
My surpise is overwhelming,
Taylor's benefit,,,words cant express,,,,,,,,,,,

MAy your New Year bring you half if not all of the joy that you bring to this world,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Loved last year,,and can only love and respect you more in the New year,,,,,,,,,,

Bloom said...

Thank you my friends, you are too good to me.
You have both been my inspiration to plod on, supporting my efforts, encouraging me not give up.
You have understood how important it has been to me to do everything within my means to support Taylor.
To create places where everyone can go to just simply enjoy the journey that we have taken with Taylor ... and to share the admiration we all have for Taylor and his music.
Taylor has been a godsend for me as have been the new friends he has brought into my life ... my prayers were answered!
Big old slices of cake for both of you ... this year and always!

KarinP said...

Bloom, you have accomplished your goal of creating places that are enjoyable to visit to catch up on Taylor news!

Taylor has been the link for many friendships. I bet that the guy with the harp who sauntered into "that" room so many months ago would never have imagined that he would be responsible for giving so much to so many! We have all been very fortunate to have taken this journey together. The friendships are dear to me and they are priceless!

It was just meant to be this way. We were all in The Right Place at The Right Time!

May I have a cup of coffee with the cake, please?

DidNotExpectThat said...

Thanks for the beautiful prayer. As we leave 2007, I will treasure the fact that because of Taylor, I have made many wonderful friends like you. And as we enter into 2008, I look forward to seeing everyone again on the road! May God bless us all!

Anonymous said...