A Toast to 2020

Let’s lift our eyes!

May we not look back! Let lessons we learned carry us forward into 2020.

May we leave anger behind, and forgive. May our mistakes and shame as well as those of others, fade into forgotten shadows.  Sadness, defeat, depression, fear, hopelessness, self-loathing…these are also members of the past. Let us choose to engage the healing process!

For forgiveness, redemption, and the resurrection of joy are gifts from God.

Sickness too belonged to yesterday; now there is a fresh layer of hope, if not for this life, then for the eternal one. Loss has hurt us.  Let us grieve then, and allow our renewing souls to fill once again with gratitude.

For healing and eternity are in the hands of our Savior. Jesus lived our sorrows and offered his life as our tether to hope. 

May this next year be better than the last!

Happy New Year!

A Helpful Word for 2020:

I am the Lord, who opened a way through the waters, making a dry path through the sea. “But forget all that— it is nothing compared to what I am going to do. For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.

New Year toasts have been a CompassionateLove Blog tradition for ten years. 

 2011    2012    2013    2014    2015   2016   2017    2018  2019

Compassionate Love: Displaying Compassion for Those Who Struggle with Mental Illness, Addiction, and Abuse (c)2019 Nancy Virden, Always The Fight Ministries
NOTE: I am not a doctor or mental health professional, and speak only from personal experiences and observations. In no way is this website intended to substitute for professional mental or behavioral health care.
If you are feeling suicidal, or concerned about someone who is, in the U.S. call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or for a list of international suicide hotlines, go here.
If you are suicidal with a plan, immediately call 911 in the U.S. or go to your nearest emergency room. In the EU call 112. (For other international emergency numbers, go here ). Hope and help are yours!

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