It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Chapter 1, Page 8, Book 13

Life I am the new year.
I am an unspoiled page in your book of time.
I am your next chance at the art of living.
I am your opportunity to practice
what you have learned about life
during the last twelve months.

All that you sought
and didn't find is hidden in me,
waiting for you to search it out
with more determination.

All the good that you tried for
and didn't achieve
is mine to grant
when you have fewer conflicting desires.

All that you dreamed but didn't dare to do,
all that you hoped but did not will,
all the faith that you claimed but did not have --
these slumber lightly,
waiting to be awakened
by the touch of a strong purpose.

I am your opportunity
to renew your allegiance to Him who said,
'behold, I make all things new.'
I am the new year.

Author Unknown

There are a lot of poems and quotes comparing our lives to a book. In this blog each Chapter is a month, a page is a day and the book is the year.

I am thankful for each day I get to write another page.  When I wake up each morning, I say:  O Lord, I'm still here!  so I'm guessing, Lord, that you must have some important work left for me to do.  Help me to make the most of today.

  We surely don't know if we will see another day here on earth, but while we're here we do have some work to do.  Even a retired person like me has to work once in awhile. 

Sometimes the work we do is something we like and sometimes it's something we'd really rather not do.  It seems that often we don't get a choice about that either.  I'd rather mow grass than to shovel snow.  There is a lot of different things we do, but if we do them the best we can, then we can consider it a job well done.

It's the way we do, what we do today, that's important.  


linda m said...

I really liked today's Page. God bless you.

Sr. Ann Marie said...

I loved this poem--especially the verse about the things you wanted to achieve and didn't! Very positive approach!

betty said...

I like your thought when you wake up, Ma, that God still has important work for you to do. That's a great attitude to wake up to, rather than "oh no, its time to get up already?" (not that I say that, but I do like your approach to the new day very much!)

have a wonderful Tuesday!


jack69 said...

Love the last statement, "It is how we do what we do that is important.
Love it.
Today is a travel day, a day to go see a friend from Maine who is staying near Sarasota, one tough lady, reminds me of you.l!)

Chatty Crone said...

Pam it is true that we are in a new year with a new slate. But it is already the 8th - time flies fast. We need to be careful what we fill it with. sandie