THANK You, God, for the beauty
Around me everywhere.
The gentle rain and glistening dew,
The sunshine and the air,
The joyous gift of feeling the soul’s soft,
That speaks to me from deep within
And makes my heart rejoice.
Helen Steiner Rice
GOOD MORNING !
After celebrating Christmas, we often have a let down feeling so my aim now and through the New Year will be to start your day with something positive. I’ve a new Helen Steiner Rice book so there will be one of her poems for you each day for sure.
And I’ve a new Daily Guideposts book that I’ll feature a little reflection from each day. There are many other little books around my table this year and I’m sure I’ll find some things to share with you from those too.
Besides all the things I find on line, I read a lot and am very thankful that my weakening eyes let me continue. My goodness, they do get a work out. I’m on the computer more often than not at work all day and then between the computer and my books at home the only time they are not in use is when I’m sleeping. I do have bifocals that have a special mid section that is made just for computer work. Isn’t it wonderful what modern science has come up with.
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Let us not be weary I well doing,
School is boring, No more school.
This came from Maggie who is an effervescent child that is bright, kind hearted and well behaved in school. One of the lessons Maggie has learned is that every day isn’t going to be filled with excitement no matter where she is going to be.
It’s a lesson I’m constantly working on myself. Some how the best I can give is the small but necessary task, no matter how boring it is.
Lord, help Maggie and me to face all the tasks
Story shortened just a bit from Daily Guideposts 2009
The new year, like a new born child,
is placed in our hands as the old year
passes away. The days and weeks to come
are God's gift; they carry God's blessing.
As a blessing we welcome them.
Our hope for the year ending is that all
that was good in it remain with us an
all that was harmful be left behind