Sunday, January 06, 2008

Quietness of Mind

Give us through the coming year quietness of mind ~
Teach us to be patient and kind.
And show us that in quietness we can feel Your presence near,
Filling us with joy and peace throughout the coming year.
~ Helen Steiner Rice


One of my favorite things about starting a new year is starting with a new calender. All of those pages waiting to be filled! As I take down my old calender, with its pages all marked up and littered with now past information and reminders, I am refreshed by all of those shiny, clean, hopeful new pages. So many possibilities!

My new desk calender is a Helen Steiner Rice calender and January's page starts with the quote above. So no resolutions for me this year, no determinations to accomplish things I know won't happen for me. Simply a prayer to never miss the opportunity for quietness to refresh me and prepare me those times in life that are not so quiet!

Happy New Year....


Marguerite said...

Love the picture.

I'm a little behind on my blog reading. Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed and healthy 2008.

Alpaca Granny said...

Cary, this shot is awesome...