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As the year winds down to its close And we are submerged once again In the seasonal darkness we have come to know so well, We have reason to think back upon the year that was, If only because it will soon be gone. We think back to the friends we have made, The sorrow we have endured The love we have found The loneliness we have survived. We think back to the blessings of being forgiven And the gift we offered to ourselves when we forgave. We think back to those who listened to us in our times of need And the times we could have listened more. We think back to the things we traded for our time And to what we may have overlooked in the process. We think back to the times when we were afraid and uncertain and we trudged ahead anyway, and the times when we were compassionate when we could have been cold. In this season of still-growing night May we see more clearly Against the dark backdrop of our living The true light of our lives: The love we give to others And the peace we nurture in ourselves.
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