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Reflections for the New Year

as published in Great Yarmouth Parish Life


NEW YEAR REFLECTIONS 1Dear Friends – Yes it’s me again. I said in 2016, when I was 90 years old, that I would not be writing in the Parish Life again. I’m afraid I’ve reneged many times over the last three years and here I go again

When I pray daily for the congregations of our three churches I see you all and you’re very dear to me and I get the urge to communicate with you, to tell you I pray for you and ask you to remember me in your prayers. Many times during the day I thank the Good Lord for the most mundane and ordinary things that I would not be able to achieve without His strength, support, and love. I feel so richly blessed and I am eternally grateful to God the Father


”A Thought for the Year”


“I will not let past failures haunt me even though my life is scarred with ‘mistakes’. I refuse to rummage through my trash heap of failures, I will admit them, I will correct them, I will press on”


Make Mistakes


I hope that, in this year to come, you make mistakes, because if you are making mistakes then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly you’re ‘Doing Something

So that’s my wish for you and for all of us, and my wish for myself


Make New Mistakes

Make glorious and amazing Mistakes
Make Mistakes nobody has ever made before
Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry,
that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect,
Whatever it is, art, or love or work or family or life,
Whatever it is you’re scared of doing,
Do it
Make your mistakes this year and forever


May your New Year be Blessed, Healthy and Happy
God Bless
Nancy Thackray

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