Be happy … Banish anxiety from your heart and cast off trouble from your presence.  – Eccl 11:9-10

Reflection.  Do not let toxic thoughts poison your soul with worry and fear.  This season is a time for rejoicing.  Let the Lord light up your life.  He will deliver you from evil and bring you the fullness of joy.  Anticipate the wonderful gifts that He has in store for you in the New Year.

Prayer.  Thank You for Your goodness, Lord.  Let me greet the year ahead with courage.