Each day holds a surprise.
But only if we expect it can we see, hear, or feel it when it comes to us.
Let’s not be afraid to receive each day’s surprise,
whether it comes to us as sorrow or as joy.
It will open a new place in our hearts,
a place where we can welcome new friends and celebrate more fully our shared humanity.
(black eyed susans / Watercolor Beach Resort / Julie Cook / 2016)
To celebrate life is not always an easy option.
For life is not always easy…
Nor is it…
Yet we find in its ups and downs, in its ins and outs, in its rhythmic breathing…
We choose to live and let live.
We choose to embrace and be embraced.
We choose to go forward and not back.
We choose Grace…
We are given one more day…
Yesterday is no more
Tomorrow is not guaranteed…
We rejoice or we lament
Yet we live…
and that is the gift..
You make known to me the path of life;
you will fill me with joy in your presence,
with eternal pleasures at your right hand.