January 4

Reflection

God’s abiding presence will be within us in every hour of this new year encouraging our desire that the light of Christ might shine through us. It is a time for new beginnings, unexpected surprises, and the renewal of the joy of living life fully. 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.

Prayer

May I always be grateful for the gift of time.

Action

Today I will put the past into God’s hands and move into a new beginning.

 

 Suggested Reading

Behold I am with you always.
Matthew 28:20
 

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

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
Buddha

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

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