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by Abigail Van Buren

Face New Year With Resolve and Make Each Day a Victory

THOUGHT FOR THE NEW YEAR: "Anticipate charity by preventing poverty; assist the reduced fellowman, either by a considerable gift, or a sum of money, or by teaching him a trade, or by putting him in the way of business, so that he may earn an honest livelihood, and not be forced to the dreadful alternative of holding out his hand for charity.

"This is the highest step and the summit of charity's golden ladder." -- MAIMONIDES