The new year generates a new sense of hope even though it cannot undo the pains and difficulties of the year that has passed. We know the days and weeks to come will slowly unfold. We welcome them. It is a time for new beginnings, unexpected surprises, and the renewal of the joy of living life fully. God’s abiding presence will enliven us in every hour of this new year. Each new moment will have the potential of being a fresh beginning, a moment of developing personal harmony and peace. We trust that this year will be a graced time, a time to grow in love, and a time to renew a commitment to living the message and vision of Jesus. By living our personal peace, we can contribute to communal peace and ultimately to peace on this earth.
May I always be grateful for the gift of time.
Today try to move into a new beginning.
Behold I am with you always.
Let us pray for peace: peace in the world and in each of our hearts.
Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.
St. Francis de Sales
What I do today is important, because I am exchanging a day of my life for it.
Today is life-the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto.
Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.
Cherokee Indian Proverb
With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive -to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.
And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.
I intend to live life, not just exist.