We've just had the old worn floorboards of our verandah replaced, a perfect place to contemplate the close of the old year and what we might do in the new one.
Psalm 134 New International Version (NIV)
"Praise the Lord, all you servants of the Lord
who minister by night in the house of the Lord.
Lift up your hands in the sanctuary
and praise the Lord.
May the Lord bless you from Zion,
he who is the Maker of heaven and earth."