the 1st is easy enough
to be big
to be bold
to be daring
to be hopeful enough about the future
to set big goals
to make big promises;
we reflect on a year that has passed and
choose what we hope will be better
or braver in the year to come.
But most days of our lives
happen on the 2nd
the day after we make
hopeful comments about the future
big goals for the days and weeks ahead
big promises for the future that waits ahead.
And so we ask that
the prayers and hopes and energies of our 1sts
become the fuel of our 2nds.
And that we hold out hope,
and join with others who do the same for us.
Happy January 2nd.