How to start the day

You might be surprised at how useful a moment of prayer can be

Between the myriad problems we often face, I find prayer and scripture reading an incredible help to face each day in a positive way.

Over the years I learned daily the benefit of the positive force of prayer and reading from “the good book” referred to by Tevja in “Fiddler on the Roof.”  Each day I start with a prayer, discussing with my Father in Heaven my schedule, asking him to help me to understand my objectives and clearly see how to accomplish them and be fruitful in my goals.

I always start the day by thanking Him for a good night’s rest and the blessings I am usually surrounded with.  As with a good meal, I follow this up with a spiritual dessert called scriptures reading.  Since this practice, not a day has gone by that I was not blessed with a calm and optimistic feeling throughout the day.  My life was not always that way, but how thankful I am now that I know that each day in the future I can have a good day, even a happy one.  Starting out with prayer and reading scripture is the best investment I have ever made in my life.

Ary Sala


Fanny Bay



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