Each Morning New

The dawning of each new day brings another opportunity… to make things right… to help someone in need… to express love for your dear ones and all those you meet.  Each morning is a new beginning!

Each morning brings a blank slate for the new day ahead.  It’s up to you to decide how you’ll respect it.  What will your attitude be?  Will you bring a thankful heart, a joyful heart, a bright and cheerful attitude to all those around you?  Or, will you grumble and complain, and find fault with every little thing that just happens to annoy you?  It’s entirely up to you!

Before your feet hit the floor, contemplate what might lie ahead and think about who you want to be as you greet the new day.  With a positive attitude, not a victim mindset, meet whatever challenge comes your way.  Remember, it’s a blank slate and it’s up to you to fill it with good.

Give a gift to everyone around you.  Slow down and savor the gift of time spent with your loved ones.  Let them know how much they mean to you.  Enjoy a few precious moments in the gift of time among friends.  Smile at everyone you meet; let it be a simple way to show that someone cares about them.  That’s my favorite gift to the world!  

As Mother Teresa once said, “Yesterday is gone.  Tomorrow has not yet come.  We have only today.  Let us begin.”  Yesterday is history.  You say you made a mistake?  Pick yourself up, confess it, apologize for it, and move forward in forgiveness… for that’s no more than our Lord asks of us to be forgiven by Him.

But, remember that tomorrow is not promised to any of us either.  Don’t borrow trouble for the future by fretting about what you don’t know.  Live in today, and trust the Lord for the day ahead – no matter what you might face.  For, as Psalm 118:24 reminds us, “This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”  

Rejoice and be glad!  Let God’s gift of a new morning become your gift of love to everyone around you!

Each Morning New

Linda A. Roorda

Each morning new is your love for me

A thankful heart I give in return

For who am I without you beside

As we share this path, and our dreams for life.

I see great love from within your heart

As your tender gaze recalls that which was

And as your arms envelope me tight

All of my soul embraces your gift.

This gift of self, a precious treasure

Is a glowing light to brighten our walk

For on this path a vision we share

As we follow in His guiding steps.

Yet our pathway long with steps that falter

Is often littered with stones and boulders

But in the trials your love carries me

Over and above all that threatens loss.

Nothing we do will change mercy’s grace

For He promised us a love that’s secure

And no matter what we ever confront

True love awaits within open arms.

So is it not true each day brings bright hope

As hand in hand the future we face

Finding within a calming peace

For each morning new is your love for me.

Linda Roorda writes from her home in Spencer.