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Some Hopes for the New Year

Director’s Reflection

Dear Companions on the Journey,

I like what popular and prolific spiritual writer Joyce Rupp wrote in 2004.  For the New Year, she hoped…

  • That the single, most significant dimension of life is your relationship with the Source of Goodness who never ceases to sing love songs to your soul
  • That you find meaning, purpose, and vitality in what you do daily
  • That you treasure your loved ones and let them know how dear they are to you
  • That you make choices and decisions that reflect your truest self
  • That you look in the mirror at least once a day and smile in happy amazement
  • That you remember relationships are what count above all else – more than work or money, or all the material things we spend so much time tending
  • That you live in an uncluttered manner, enjoying the freedom to be content
  • That you keep your sense of humor when things don’t go the way you want
  • That you find adventure in each new day and marvel at the wonders of creation which constantly present themselves to you
  • That you never give up on yourself when others turn away or do not understand
  • That you are attentive to the health of your body, mind and spirit
  •  That you take risks and accept the growth-full challenges that come to you
  • That you draw on your inner strength and resiliency when you are in need
  • That you carry peace within yourself, allowing it to slip into the hearts of others so our planet becomes a place where violence, division, and war are no more.

What do you think?
A most blessed New Year to you and all you love.
Michael McGarry, C.S.P.