Wednesday, December 31, 2008

I resolve

In this new year, not to spend my time more wisely.

Time's more important and less tangible than money; that analogy never has worked for me.

And I'm terrible with money.

It makes more sense to my understanding to court time like a lover,

or to love it like a child ~

making the most of every minute,

appreciating its every facet, good and bad,

happily assisting its progress in every way,

losing my selfish interest in the pursuit of its benefit...

understanding the inevitable loss ~ and gain ~ of its maturity.



Prayer for Blessings in the New Year


O sacred and adorable Trinity, hear our prayers on behalf of our Holy Father, our Bishops, our clergy, and for all that are in authority over us. Bless, we beseech Thee, during the coming year, the whole Catholic Church; convert heretics and unbelievers; soften the hearts of sinners so that they may return to Thy friendship; give prosperity to our country and peace among the nations of the world; pour down Thy blessings upon our friends, relatives, and acquaintances, and upon our enemies, if we have any; assist the poor and the sick; have pity on the souls of those whom this year has taken from us; and do Thou be merciful to those who during the coming year will be summoned before Thy judgment seat. May all our actions be preceded by Thy inspirations and carried on by Thy assistance, so that all our prayers and works, having been begun in Thee, may likewise be ended through Thee. Amen.
Happy, Blessed New Year, Everyone!

5 comments:

GrandmaK said...

I agree. Time is more important than money. And like you I think my goal will be to spend IT more wisely! Thank you and Happy, Holy New Year to you and your family. Cathy

Esther said...

Good post as usual Lisa.
Happy New Year!

Joannof10 said...

Happy New Year!!! A wish for peace and happiness in 2009 for you and your lovely family!

Memarie Lane said...

Not to use time more wisely! It can definitely be hard to accept that sometimes resting and staring out the window IS wise.

SuzyQ said...

Oh I love your resolutions Lisa and share them too :0)

"or to love it like a child ~
making the most of every minute,
appreciating its every facet, good and bad,
happily assisting its progress in every way,
losing my selfish interest in the pursuit of its benefit..."

This was just so, so beautifully written.