For years, I have kept this wonderful prayer with my treasured writings of inspiration.  I received a copy of it at a Kiwanis meeting, and am glad to pass it along yet again.

A New Day

This is the beginning of a new day.
God has given me this day to use as I will.
I can waste it—or use it for good,
but what I do today is important, because
I am exchanging a day of my life for it!
When tomorrow comes,
this day will be lost forever,
leaving in its place
something I have traded for it.
I want it to be gain, and not loss;
good, and not evil;
success and not failure;
in order that I shall not regret
the price I have paid for it.

—W. Heartsill Wilson

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