December 31

Reflection

We separate time into months, days and seasons; yet, time is unbroken. The years and the ages flow into one another and it is we who separate them into parts and eras. At this threshold of a new year we reflect on what has passed. It is over and yet it is not for our lives are whole and we carry all that has been within us. Today will become tomorrow. We will begin another year. It holds within itself the unknown and a newness of promise.

Prayer

God of our yesterdays, our today and our tomorrows, we thank you for
the gift of life.

Action

Accept the gift of a new year with gratitude and open your mind and heart to the new opportunity to help build peace, light and hope into our world.

Suggested Reading

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11

Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.
Mother Teresa

 Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.
Hal Borland

Yesterday is but today’s memory and tomorrow is today’s dream.
Kahlil Gibran

Time does not change us. It just unfolds us.
Max Frisch 

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it
for you.
Carl Sandburg

Time is an equal opportunity employer.  Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day.  Rich people can’t buy more hours.  Scientists can’t invent new minutes.  And you can’t save time to spend it on another day.  Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving.  No matter how much time you’ve wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow.
Denis Waitely

Time present and time past
Are both perhaps present in time future,
And time future contained in time past.
TS Eliot

 

 

 

 

 

 

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