Every moment is a starting point

“I don’t know if bad things happen for a reason, but I do know that every moment is a starting point.” —Etienne LeSage


Here in Ottawa, Canada we creep by the hour toward a starting point that everyone agrees upon – the new year 2014. In New Zealand, 2014 already arrived several hours ago, so, really, the agreed-upon starting point is a moving target and a matter of perspective.

Here, in Ottawa, Canada, I reflect on the wise words of my friend, Etienne. New birth doesn’t happen once a year; in every moment and within every event lies the seed of a starting point.

If we fail, what can we learn and what can grow from it? If we succeed, what can we leverage from that and what can we build? If disaster strikes, how can we heal and what good can we find in it? If blessings fall upon us, how do we receive them and with whom can we share them?

Our calendars turn over and 2014 lies ahead of us. A year of successes, failures, disasters, and blessings lies of ahead of us. A whole year of starting points—not just one day.

Onward, always for the highest good.


About Arlene Somerton Smith

Writer, laughing thinker, miner of inspirational insights, sports fan, and community volunteer

Posted on December 31, 2013, in Belief, good faith, Gratitude, How do you define success?, Inspiration, Living life to the fullest, modern faith, outreach, progressive christianity, quote, spirit and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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