Hold on to What is Good
Hold on to what is good,
Even if it is a handful of earth.
Hold on to what you believe,
Even if it is a long way from here.
Hold on to life,
Even if it is easier letting go,
Hold on to the hand of your neighbor,
Even when we are apart.
—Native American Prayer
My garden in Avon. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio 2014
It is important to hang on to what is good in our lives. The good gets us through the bad, the stressful and the painful. Each day we are given a new portion of good for that day. Hold on to it because it is the love of God manifested for us to sustain us. Life isn’t always easy, but we are ever in the care and love of the Divine.
The Promise of This Day
Look to this day,
For it is life,
The very life of life.
In its brief course lie all
The realities and verities of existence,
The bliss of growth,
The splendor of action,
The glory of power—
For yesterday is but a dream,
And tomorrow is only a vision.
But today, well lived,
Makes every yesterday a dream of happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore, to this day.