Monday morning- rise


The ability to wake up to another new day — one with which we will surely need to wrestle and reckon, but one that will also teach and transform us … this is the unpromised gift for which to be grateful.

Opening my eyes is all it takes.

The light over the lake has just begun to reflect in a way that creates a sparkle. An iridescence that seems to dance as small wavelike motions gently stirs the lake. A site I delight in.

We never know what a day will bring. So as it begins, I try to be grateful for nature’s call to morning. Giving a few moments to focus on things we don’t have to control can transform the whole day.

Quote- Kristi Nelson

Photo by Torsten Kellermann on

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

Morning Prayer


This day is precious
created as it is
for each one of us
to fulfil our purpose
This day is precious
Treat it with care

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