January 2

Reflection

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. The new year does not undo the pains and difficulties of the year that has passed but it does generate a new sense of hope. God’s abiding presence will be with 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.

Prayer

May I always be grateful for the gift of time.

Action

Today I will try to move into a new beginning.

Suggested Reading

Behold I am with you always.
Matthew 28:20

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.
Author Unknown

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.
Dale Carnegie

Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.
Cherokee Indian Proverb

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
Eleanor Roosevelt

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.
Marcus Aurelius

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.
Oprah Winfrey

I intend to live life, not just exist.
George Takei

 

Tags: