Always We Begin Again
Happy New Year! On this first day of January, I am filled with the hope of a new beginning. Because, as St. Benedict beautifully said, “Always We Begin Again.” In my thoughts and in my writing, I seem to keep going back to the idea of choice, our personal choice to do or not to do something.
Each and every day, no matter what we face, each and every one of us has the opportunity to make choices about how we respond to the circumstances of our life. We can choose hope, choose love, choose quiet, choose gratitude, choose optimism, choose Silver Linings. Or not. Either way, this process of choosing is an active choice, not a passive one.
This philosophy transcends illness and applies to every aspect of life. After all, each minute, hour, day, week, month and year begins again.
We can also choose to begin again. Wishing you a year that is filled with above all else, health, happiness, love and of course, Silver Linings.