Julianne at To Read To Write To Be has selected the topic, new beginnings, for our post today. I love the idea of new beginnings. Even though I'm retired, I still feel new beginnings stirring as the summer draws to a close and school supplies begin appearing on store shelves. I tried Irene's suggestion from her Smack Dab in the Middle post to list ten words that describe the topic we're writing about and then to scratch through those words. (I have to admit that I couldn't scratch through them. But I did make two additional lists.) "Let's move on to the next ten, and the next! Digging deeper, past the cliches, past the expected, is where all the best poems are buried."
And after I made three lists of words, I turned to the internet where I read quotes about new beginnings. So today's musings are a blending of my thoughts and quotes that spoke to me. Thanks, Julieanne, for this time to reflect on new beginnings.
a new day
a new month
a new story.
A time for turning
a time to be hopeful
a time to keep striving and
reaching for who we can become.
While always feeling brim with joy
that He loves us just as we are
with encouragement to become more
as we journey with Him by our side.
And so we open our hearts to
possibility and embrace the
opportunities and magic
of new beginnings.