Thursday, January 5, 2012

What Will You Do?




 
What will you do with this special day,
This year with a brand new start?
Did you gain any knowledge along the way
In the past year that you can impart?

Did you learn anything from errors you made
To share with others to help them learn?
Did you know as the old year began to fade
That this year can take a fresh turn?

This day you've been given and you cannot know
How many more will be given to you
As new years come and old years go,
Whether many or just a few.

So as we enter another new year,
Try to make each day the best it can be.
When the future's uncertain, not really clear,
God's love is a daily certainty.


© Connie Arnold
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22 comments:

poppilinnstudios said...

Hi Connie,
At the start of the new year I think many of us are looking for inspiration and renewal. I enjoyed your poem and look forward to more inspirational posts. Thanks for stopping by and for your nice comment. Have a good week!
-Lynn

Kristin Bridgman said...

A great poem! Something I am not good at but I see you are:)

So thankful for His love and I try to make the most of every day for Him.

Thank you for coming by my place. It is nice to "meet" you!

Sarah (Nikki) said...

love your words....and totally agree that His love is always there...always 'certain.'

Wanda said...

Happy New Year Connie. I always find myself looking back over the year to see what things I've gleaned along the way. Your poem is beautiful

Blessings from Cindy said...

Connie~
What a lovely poem! Thank you for stopping by my blog & your wishes for our twin grand~daughters due in May. I am a new follower & am inspired by your poetry & books. I have been editing a book my sister wrote of poetry & vignettes. I am in awe of writers who have published & am working on some writing myself. I have written poetry since I was young, so I relish in reading yours. Helen Steiner Rice was a favorite of mine also. Have a wonderful new year!
Blessings,
Cindy

A multi-dimensional life said...

Connie, it's a pleasure to meet you! I'm so glad you stopped by my blog. Thank you for your kind comments! I think we have common interests and I'm looking forward to more visits with you....I'm following you now also!
Blessings to you and yours in this new year!

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Connie,
I love your words. This is an encouraging poety. It's wonderful to know He's always there to take good care of us.

homeschoolceo said...

Beautiful sentiment ;) Happy New Year to you!!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

It is a new day...year to begin again...beautiful

Hope said...

wonderful write! and a very thoughtful message indeed!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Happy NEW Year Connie,
Thanks for passing by and comment. My books are somewhere between UK and the US. I mailed them last week. A friend on Face book who lives in the US has orderd one so I guess they are taking orders.
I have them on amazon.co.uk also

Yvonne.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Beautiful, Connie. And we need to pass on what we've learned to others.

Susie Swanson said...

Beautiful and so full of hope and inspiration.Thank you for sharing your great talent..Susie

Connie Arnold said...

Thank you for coming by and leaving a comment. Blessings to you!

Prayer Notes by Cynthia said...

God has given you a wonderful gift! I love your writing. Take care. Cynthia

Julie G. said...

Connie, a wonderful message for the new year. Beautiful poem! Your talent for writing shines brightly!

Cherie Hill said...

So Beautiful sister! Thank you for stopping by my blog . . . I haven't been in the blog world regularly lately . . . working on a new book to be released in a few weeks! Hoping to get around here a little more often after then! :)
Blessings to you!
Cherie

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I like the fact that we start with a fresh day...nice poem

Cathy said...

A great poem, my friend ~ Thanks for your sweet visit. Blessings ~

Beth Zimmerman said...

Beautiful and thoughtful poem, Connie! I've been inspired often lately to consider each moment a gift since we just don't know which one could be our last!

Cecilia Marie Pulliam said...

Beautiful, Connie. Inspiring and thought provoking!

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

This is a beautiful poem. I'm thankful for His grace and for a new day to begin again. He's awesome!