Bless the dawning of the day and, for some of us, the dawning of a new year. Bless the beginning of a new harvest for some of us and a new sowing for others. Bless the new moon and the beginning of a new lunar cycle! Bless beginnings - and may we be always ready to undertake them, to find and appreciate the blessings within in them, to learn from them and to take heart from them. We rejoice for the gift of beginnings, for the seasons of our lives, for the days that bear us from one learning to the next, from one wonderment to another, from one more reason to be grateful, and giving, and glad for this, our lives. Amen.