Every Day, I Pray...
Every day I pray. I pray to be better than I was the day before, I pray to learn from my mistakes. I pray that I will not bring harm by my actions, and I pray to be forgiven if I do. I pray for those I love, for those I don't like, and for those I don't know. I give thanks for all the joy, love, prosperity, security, and freedom I have in my life. And, every day, I am amazed by how much more there is than I ever dreamed or thought possible.
While, sometimes of course, I feel I am not living up to the potential of this existence, I try every day to appreciate all that I see and pray that the hand and smile I extend to those around me will help to make lives better, because I know for a fact it makes mine better. I am grateful, for everything, the good and what I perceive as bad at the time. Everything has its place, its time, and its part of the pattern we are creating, sometimes we just have difficulty fitting the pieces together with our limited perspective.
Still, I focus on the good, the joy I feel every day for having survived so much and come through not just whole, but better than I was before. I don't know where I will end up, but I'm grateful for the journey. This existence is all such a gift and I intend to live it and enjoy it to the full for as long a time as is given to me. May the good Lord bless and keep you all the days of your life.