Morning Prayer: May I Live This Day …

May I live this day
Compassionate of heart,
Clear in word,
Gracious in awareness,
Courageous in thought,
Generous in love.
—  John O’Donohue fromTo Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings

Here on the pulse of this new day
You may have the grace to look up and out
And into your sister’s eyes,
Into your brother’s face, your country
And say simply
Very simply
With hope
Good morning.
― Maya Angelou from The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou

To get up each morning with the resolve to be happy … is to set our own conditions to the events of each day. To do this is to condition circumstances instead of being conditioned by them.
― Ralph Waldo Trine (quote from Quotes That Help You Through The Hard Times In Life)