( By Jan Phillips )

This year is over and what’s done is done
We can’t go back and change some things
We really wish we could
But we have a chance to start brand new
And try for a better year.

If you made resolutions last year
And never did follow through
Then are you going to do the same this year
And forget about them too?

What I decided was to not make resolutions
Just live each day brand new
And hope God will help me
Because His help is the only way I’ll make it through.

It doesn’t seem to matter what we resolve to do
We just never want to follow through
Sometimes its days, maybe a week or two
But then we just forget what we resolved to do.

I’m going to get up each morning and thank God for life
And ask His forgiveness for things I didn’t do right
I’m going to ask for blessings and hope I get those too
And pray for all the needy that don’t know Him as I do.

I’m going to give my day to God because it’s His anyway
And let Him tell me what He wants me to spend it doing
Then I’ll try to follow through and if I fail I’ll ask forgiveness
And just like this year I’ll start tomorrow brand new.

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About Jan P

I was born and raised and still live in the great state of Oklahoma in the U.S.A. I live in Oklahoma City and have lived her for over 40 years. Came from a small town in eastern Oklahoma. I was raised on a farm as my daddy was a sharecropper. I worked for the Department of Defense for over 30 years. I am now retired and trying to catch up on all the things I didn't get to do when I worked. I have written poetry for many years, but only recently started writing more since I have found a place where others can enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it.

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