Tuesday 23rd February
It is good to give thanks to the Lord
To proclaim His love in the morning and His faithfulness at night.
When we greet each new day as a gift,
a sense of gratefulness can carry us through the hours that follow.
– David Steindl-Rast
How we begin each day matters.
If the day starts off on the wrong foot, it can affect everything we do that day.
If the day begins with an argument with a family member,
or with dread for a meeting that we know is coming,
or with a general grumpiness because it is raining again,
it seems to set the foundation for that day.
If the foundation is a negative one it has a knock on effect for everything else.
If the day begins well it lays a solid foundation,
and with a solid foundation we find the resources
to deal with anything else that comes along.
Greet each day as a gift, suggests David Steindl-Rast,
with a sense of gratefulness.
Beginning each day in a spirit of thankfulness,
provides a perfect foundation for the day to unfold.
I try and begin each day with the following prayer:
For the gift of life – thank you.
For the night that has gone – thank you.
To the day that is to come – Yes!
For your Eternal Presence – thank you.
To this present moment – Yes!