Each day is a bright new beginning,
With time for a fresh new start.
I receive it as a gift from God,
And set old limitations apart.
I do not accept the boundaries
and pressures from the past.
I free myself of all prejudice,
And hold to values that last.
I bring to this day expectations of good
And willingness to partake
In activities that will lead my life
On the paths that I should take.
God, guide me to make right decisions,
And teach me to use my time
To accomplish the greatest good
And to strengthen this life of mine.
Today, as I take the first step,
I will hasten to begin it, — for
“This is the day which the Lord hath made,”
I’ll “Rejoice and be glad, in it.”
by Micky Mayer Matthewson