“To waken each morn with a smile brightening my face; to greet the day with reverence for the opportunities it contains; to approach my work with a clear mind and to hold ever before me, even in the doing of little things, the ultimate purpose to which I am working; to meet men and women with laughter on my lips and love in my heart; to be gentle, kind and courteous through all the hours; to approach nightfall with the weariness that brings sleep, and the joy that comes from work well done. This is how I wish to use wisely my earthly days.”
Thomas Dekker (1570-1632)
What is one blessing you have experienced this week?
The love of God says to us:
For the burdens we carry, I am here.
For the wounds we harbor, I am sorry.
For the pain we have caused, you are forgiven.
For the contributions we have made, life has been affirmed.
For the journey we continue, I will walk by your side. Amen.