When I began to write this reflection, I paused to think about this God-given gift of today. I treasure this day, right now, as a unique blessing for me to appreciate, use well and be glad. What is more precious than a single day of earthly life? I picked up my smartphone and asked how many days have I lived since my birth? Google replied 31,047. Wow! Really? Yes. Every one of those days were given to me by the Lord to use in whatever way I would choose. In gratitude for this day, I resolve to be more attentive and grateful for each future day to love and praise God and give loving kindness to others. Psalm 118, verse 24 will continue to be an integral part of my morning prayer. May we all welcome the gift of each new day to be glad and rejoice in it.
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