Choosing trust

Deep trust in life is not a feeling
but a stance that you deliberately take.
It is the attitude we call courage.


Quote: Br. David Steindl-Rast
Photo: Brigitte Del Grossi

It is night

The night stirs with news of aggression and instability in the Middle East. I pray for safety of the innocent. I pray for clarity and caution.

I share this in hopes that rest can be found.

new year – new day

Finish every day and be done with it…
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
To-morrow is a new day;
you shall begin it well and serenely,
and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.

 

In preparation for tomorrow, I am grateful for Emerson’s wisdom. It is a reminder for all of us to begin each day open handed and ready to receive all the day has to give.

As the sun sets on 2019 I treasure the moments, the memories and grieve the losses. Like the view in the image above, I will wake tomorrow knowing a new year stretches out in front of me – in front of all of us.

The year will fill soon enough. Begin it well.


Quote: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Photo: Neven Krcmarek

quote and image from Gratefulness.org

To begin a New Year

Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs.


Quote: Charlotte Brontë
Image: Mabel Amber