This brand new day is mine to spend exactly as I choose,
To mark with real accomplishments or squander and misuse.
To fill with love or tenderness or bitterness and pain.
It is my choice to make this day a total loss or gain.
So council and direct me Lord, that when this day shall end,
I may rejoice at work well done, be richer by a friend.
And when I sleep may angels pause beside thy throne and tell,
That I have spent this day not wastefully but well.