Wednesdays with Buena: Happy New Year!

By Buenaflor Laoang

Dear Everyone,

For this post I am offering a short simple poem (or acrostic) that will stand for the “H” in our series, REFRESH: Your Seven Nice Things to Do before New Year.

Haste no more; hate no more, my friend, old weary soul

And enjoy your moments, enjoy what you labor—fill it with your best, with grace, with character, with


Put on a smile, and surrender to peace, to calmness – the serenity of life

Yearn after these.

No one and nothing can ever tell you what to do, but

Each gift of time—remember—can never show itself the same twice.

Watch out that you don’t miss on anything that

You have, right now.

Eat well, pray a lot, love fully and be merry

And all wonderful else shall follow

Reconnect with your Maker, reconcile with your brothers, be good to everyone—and this

2012, may you choose to go with a lighter heart, all year through!


Happy holidays to you all!