What you must open today….

New Year: A Dialogue

by Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1909)

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MORTAL:
“The night is cold, the hour is late, the world is bleak and drear;
Who is it knocking at my door?”

THE NEW YEAR:
“I am Good Cheer.”

MORTAL:
“Your voice is strange; I know you not; in shadows dark, I grope.
What seek you here?”

THE NEW YEAR:
“Friend, let me in; my name is Hope.”

MORTAL:
“And mine is Failure; you but mock the life you seek to bless. Pass on.”

THE NEW YEAR:
“Nay, open wide the door; I am Success.”

MORTAL:
“But I am ill and spent with pain; too late has come your wealth. I cannot use it.”

THE NEW YEAR:
“Listen, friend; I am Good Health.”

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MORTAL:
“Now, wide I fling my door. Come in, and your fair statements prove.”

THE NEW YEAR:
“But you must open, too, your heart, for I am Love.”

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Wishing all readers of Thursday Thoughts

Good Cheer, Hope, Success, Good Health and Love in 2016

….on this, the last Thursday of 2015!

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9 Replies to “What you must open today….”

  1. Nice one Lorne – and a Happy and wholesome New Year to you too.

    I like Ella Wheeler Wilcox and this is a beautiful little tale.
    It is particularly pertinent in these times of strife and greed and selfishness.
    In fact the story of Scrooge has never seemed more relevant and Wheeler Wilcox continues the theme. As we live in times of fear rather than love, it is up to each one of us to turn the dynamics around within our own hearts.

    Wishing everyone new year in which love touches you and embraces you.

    John

    1. Thanks so much, John.

      A very happy New Year and here’s to a storm of successful dialogue in 2016!

      Lorne

  2. Yes, absolutely, good health and love are on my Waitrose Essentials shopping list for 2016 – though you say it so more eloquently Lorne – thank you!

    Also on my shopping list is being open to new ideas and experiences during 2016 – so to start, I have just experienced my first ever lesson in playing the alto sax – suffice to say that the neighbours won’t be pleased?! 🙂

    Wishing you and your readers a perfect 2016 experience – Jude.

    1. Brilliant, Jude. I’ve always wanted to play the Sax. I play the flute and am told the fingering is almost identical! Have a great 2016! Lorne

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