One of our clients recently had a difficult month, and a dear friend and mentor sent him this writing by John McQuiston called “Each Day”. We want to share it with you, as it is an important reminder when life feels dark and heavy.
At the beginning of each day, after we open our eyes to receive the light of that day,
as we listen to the voices and sounds that surround us,
we must resolve to treat each hour as the rarest of gifts,
and be grateful for the consciousness that allows us to experience it,
recalling in thanks that our awareness is a present from we know not
where, or how, or why.
When we rise from sleep, let us rise for the joy of the true work
that we will be about this day, and considerately cheer one another on.
Life will always provide matters for concern.
Each day, however, brings with it reasons for joy.
Every day carries the potential to bring the experience of heaven,
have the courage to expect good from it.
Be gentle in this life and use the light of life to live fully in your time.
Spend a few moments with this writing and notice what speaks to you.
When Linda first read it, she was struck by the phrase “Life will always provide matters for concern. Each day, however, brings with it reasons for joy.” She has found this to be true. . .always matters for concern and always reasons for joy.
Heather was touched by the phrase “When we rise from sleep, let us rise for the joy of the true work that we will be about this day, and considerately cheer one another on,” because she knows the difference it can make when we have support and are of support for one another.
And, Stephanie found herself noticing how she wants to “…treat each hour as the rarest of gifts…,” particularly on those days when she felt she wasn’t able to make a difference in her moments.
Let us know what speaks to you!
~ Linda, Stephanie, and Heather