By Charles Towne
Dear God, Please help us to never stop laughing.
Help us to remember that tomorrow is always fresh. Help us to dream big dreams, take huge risks, live dangerously, swim in the deep water, and to meet people crazier than we are.
Father, help us to seek new challenges, challenge new thought, and to never be satisfied with the mundane or common. Help us to never give up, yield our principles, or surrender what we know to be right or fail to admit when we are wrong, and Father, help us to not only admit when we are wrong but to say, “I am sorry”, and mean it.
Lord, please help us to remember that it is never too late to make a new friend, to learn a new skill, or to change our mind. O’ Holy God, help us to remember that this is a day that you have made, that we all need encouragement, a smile, a, “thank you”, and to know that we are appreciated and valued. Help us to always trust you, to rely on your word, to celebrate you as our God… and above all to lean on you more with each passing day. Help each of us to love you more with each passing day, and above all else to lean on you, knowing, believing, trusting, that you have given all for us, your children.
Thank you Father, thank you O Holy One, praise you our Divine friend, praise you in all the earth for you and you alone are worthy. In the blessed name of Jesus the Messiah, I ask this, Amen
Charles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adopted the philosophy that to Live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy-filled life.