The poem was written as an affirmation to myself in gratitude for all blessings to come forth within the new year. As I look forward to new challenges, adventures as well as opportunities in life, I hold within me the belief in the unexpected to prosper with peace, love and blessings.

New day, new year, new blessings.

Blessed to be alive, to pray for my own health and strength in body, mind and soul.

Even though I had rough times in my daily struggles, I am giving this brand new year a bold, new creative change in life.

Instilling peace and grace is making me whole and complete.

I am thankful for the knowledge in being the change for myself and others.

I am learning the art of patience and to take responsibility in action and in deed.