Happy Monday. Happy New Year.
It’s so hard to believe we are in the last days of another year.
Perhaps some of you are saying, “Good riddance!” Or maybe it has been one of those years filled with delight.
We each one are looking at a blank page on which to write another part of our “story.” Psalms 90:9 says, “We spend our years as a tale that is told.”
A somber thought is, what will it say?
Quoting from the book The Butterfly Effect by Andy Andrews “You have been created in order that you might make a difference…The very beating of your heart has meaning and purpose…your life and what you do with it today…MATTERS FOREVER.”
Let’s decide that 2014 will be a year of really wise choices, based on the leadership of God’s word and the Holy Spirit. We can touch someone each day who needs it desperately.
“Touching Through Me”
“Whatever our hands touch–
We leave fingerprints!!!
On walls, on furniture,
On doorknobs, dishes, books,
As we touch we leave our identity.
Oh please where ever I go today,
Help me leave heartprints!!!
Heartprints of compassion
Of understanding and love.
Heartprints of kindness
and genuine concern.
May my heart touch a lonely neighbor
Or a runaway daughter,
Or an anxious mother,
Or, perhaps, a dear friend!!!
I shall go out today
To leave heartprints
And if someone should say
“I felt your touch,”
May that one sense be…
Touching through ME.”
Hi, grandma! I looked up your blog today and enjoyed it! Hope you had a great Christmas…love you!!
Dear Mrs. Hyles…Thank you so much for giving me hope to believe God can and wants to use even me! My verse for 2014 God has impressed on me to claim is Jude 22 (I hope this is the right verse! 🙂 ) “….having compassion making a difference”! Please pray that I WILL to all!! ESPECIALLY my immediate Family members!!! THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!! Love you too!! Sincerely, Jan B. Romans 826-39
Always love your posts! The Stansell family LOVED your cake. Thanks you! Praying for you to have a very blessed Happy New Year!!
I enjoy your posts, Mrs. Hyles! Thank you so much. I’m not sure if there is a greater joy than that of leaving an imprint of love on the lives of others. You have touched my life many times and I love you! Thank you for your love too.
Thank you for your “touch” on my life. Many times I sensed your love and concern for me with a pat on my shoulder or a hand placed on my arm. Truly our hands have the ability to convey so much through touch, without our uttering a single word. May God bless you and your family in the coming year! I love you!
Happy New Year to you! I love that you are a part of every week of the year for me now!! YOUR imprint on my life is a great blessing and help.
Thank you for today’s post. The end of one year and the beginning of another is always refreshing:).
By the way, my family loved the chocolate cake.
Love your emphasis on what a imprint we can leave on the lives of others thus improving our own lives. Wishing your a very Happy New Year!
Mrs. Lee Ann Gray Psa. 119:165
Happy New Year!!! Thank you for continuing to leave footprints on my heart! Love you!
Mrs. Hyles, thank you for leaving your heartprint on my life. You continue to make a difference in my life. I love you!
Thank you. Excellent advice for my next year! God bless you in 2014.
What a great challenging truth..we can touch someone each day who despertly needs it…let’s both do that in 2014!
Excellent article and poem. Mrs. Hyles, did you write it?
Impacting lives through your written words. They are leaving heartprints and encouragements with each post. Thank you for your ministry of words so lovingly spoken! Happy New Year to you!!!
Thank you , Mrs. Hyles Happy New Years blessings to and your family.
Mrs. Hyles that was awesome you have inspired me to leave the right prints that can’t be wiped away. You are such a blessing.