I apologize if my post yesterday was a bit melancholy. Regulars to my blog know that I have had a cold the entire month of December. Well, at my husband's insistance, I broke down and went to the doctor's last Wednesday and was given antibiotics which have been helping the various head symptoms I was suffering from, but have given me a whole new set of side-effects including exhaustion and nausea (I'm not sure which is worse at this point - the illness or the cure, but I have 5 more days to go on the meds) so I really have not been my most upbeat the past few days.
Today's first reading, however, offers a wonderful blessing for all of you, which I thought was perfect for the new year:
The Lord bless you and keep you!
The Lord let his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you!
The Lord look upon your kindly and give you peace!