A New Day, A New Month, A New Year

So today is a new day… though technically it’s half over as it is Noon here now and today is the start of a new month but it’s also the start of the New Year.

I like new beginnings.  I like starting fresh.  So I should be thrilled to start a New Year, right?  I’m not so sure I’m as excited for 2011 as I was for 2010.   2010 was a great year for my family for spiritual growth and healing. 

There are aspects of 2010 that I could have done without and I’m not sorry to see those relegated to the past but the growth of my faith overshadows all and I can’t say “good riddance” to 2010 but rather I say “thanks for the memories”.  Thanks for the reminders of what is important and what is not so important.  Thanks for teaching me lessons I would not have learned any other way.  Thanks for opportunities and experiences.

My hope and my prayer for myself and for you:

May God continue to richly bless us with His unending love, mercy and grace.  May I continue to learn to find contentment and joy no matter what my circumstances may be .

In the words of St. Paul in his epistle to the Philippians “Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content.” (Phil 4:11)

Have a blessed and wonderful New Year!


  1. Happy New Year to you too. What a wonderful prayer for the new year. Best wishes!

  2. Happy New Year! 2011 will be great...


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