My Annual New Year’s Message

Costa Mesa, Ca.

December 31, 2016

Dear Family & Friends:

During the darkest days of World War II, King George VI came to the microphone of the BBC to deliver the annual Christmas message to the British Commonwealth.

He spoke these eloquent and immortal words:

I said to the man who stood at the Gate of the Year: “Give me

a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.” And he replied:

“Go out into the darkness, and put your hand into the Hand of God.

That shall be to you better than a light and safer than the known way.

As we approach the New Year, I take comfort in these words, and look forward to the future with great hope, promise and anticipation for the good things to come.

I wish all of you God’s richest blessings, and I hope you have a Happy Holiday Season and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2017.

Bill Burke

 


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13 thoughts on “My Annual New Year’s Message

  1. Hi Bill,

    Just a quick note to wish you and your family a very Happy and Healthy New Year for 2017.

    I very much look forward to your 2017 posts, you are a true inspiration in keeping dreams alive.

    God bless you Bill.

    With my very best regards,

    Tim in the UK.

  2. “Go out into the darkness, and put your hand into the Hand of God.

    That shall be to you better than a light and safer than the known way. Love this! You inspire us all! Proud of you as a Costa Mesan who walks the highest mountains to prove it can be done! Happy New Year, Hugs, Wendy

  3. Bill!

    I’ll be in Kathmandu in 10 days.

    We are delivering a drone to Tsum Valley.

    The rinpoche wanted get a jump on documenting the valley, the nunneries, temples, yaks, the river and the streams before the road from China comes through. No time or legs or lungs to trek into Tsum. We are taking the helicopter in! We will be there five days.

    We will be at the International Guest House in Kathmandu off and on from March 12 through the 28th. We are also teaching in the school we support in Panauti and we will get a crack at a class room in Tsum that we support, too.

    I’ve lost your email. Drop me a line if you have any comments.

    Blessings,

    Andy Laub

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