Hello, Beloved World! Hello, Lover of Life! Hello to this day: may we be glad in it, ready or not. Ready or not, may we live whole heartedly, steadfast to what matters: to love, to creating hope, to rejoicing, to healing, to helping. Ready or not, may we tell stories worth telling, sing songs that help us carry on, create generous and encouraging art from our lives. Ready or not, may we live whole heartedly, steadfast to risking faithfully, loving the failures that help us succeed as much as our successes, and sharing courage with one another for the journey ahead. Amen.