Monday, October 31, 2011
Rejoice And Be Glad
My mom truly lived her favorite Biblical Scripture passage: "This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it." (Psalm 118:24). While out of town on business recently, I threw open the curtains in my hotel room and was met with a sunrise that was bold, orange red and magnificent. As the light bounced off of the myriad glass surfaces of the surrounding skyscrapers, I could hear Mom's soft, sweet voice reciting her favorite passage to me, as she so often did. There is indeed a glorious promise for each day, a newness that offers bright opportunity, an ability to start fresh each morning, and the opportunity to see life with gratitude and openness. I ask these questions for each of my new days: What will I do with this blessing? What will I give? What will I receive? What decisions will I make that will honor the gift of being blessed with this new day?