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!