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“Remember, Time is a greedy player who wins without cheating, every round!” writesBaudelaire in his poem “The Clock”

“Remember, Time is a greedy player who wins without cheating, every round!” writes
Baudelaire in his poem “The Clock”

Happy New Year!!! 2013 is here and some of us are approaching the year with great anticipation and some with great trepidation. Some of the dreams, goals, ideals we had set for 2012 never came to pass, others might have met or even surpassed our greatest hopes or thoughts. For some of us the end of a thing is a powerful reminder of our failures or lost opportunities, for others it is a grand announcement that something new is around the corner. However you choose to look at the passing of time one thing is for sure…it is a precious gift that you only get once, there are no returns, no refunds and no replacements for the time we use.

There is no waste bin for time and yet if we are not careful it slips right through our fingers into an abyss where it can never be retrieved. My prayer echoes the heart of Moses as he prayed in Psalm 90:12, “So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Today is precious, it is a gift and I am aware that as I begin this new year, I am challenged to walk in the wisdom and grace that comes from a heart seeking to recognize the value of a moment, the delight found in a day and the love encompassed in a lifetime.

Happy New Year!! May we both gain a heart of wisdom as we value each precious day!!