scrap thoughts for the new year

Sometime in college I bought a decrepit four inch tall leather book with the words Daily Light prettily imprinted in gold on the cover.  It smells of old libraries and used book stores. The book has a page spread for each day in the year with snippets of scripture to read each day--the left side for the morning and the right side for the evening.  While I only read from it occasionally, it lives in my bedside table drawer and it makes me smile to see it.

Inside the cover of this little book, I keep snippets of my own scripture--phrases or sentences that have resonated with me.  So, for the new year, I thought I'd share them.

Be satisfied with what you already own.

Great minds have purposes, others have wishes.  -W. Irving

Beauty consists of its own passing.

Nothing is hidden forever.

This last one may or may not be true in the absolute sense, but it's true enough to inspire me to be kinder and more honest, both in terms of what I actually do and what I keep in my head.

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