We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aids, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn.
—Henry David Thoreau

We are only a few days away from the liturgical season of Advent when the Scriptures invite us to stay awake. I am confident that Thoreau’s invitation to learn to “reawaken and keep ourselves awake” has a unique meaning for each of our life’s journey. I need to learn to reawaken to the beauty of each moment, where God speaks and is discovered. I do believe the bursting forth of each dawn is a powerful example of all the infinite discoveries and miracles that await us. Have you ever known someone who carried with them a spirit of “expectation”? They are joyful, wonder-filled and eager to celebrate each person and event in their day.

May you find within you a spirit to reawaken and keep yourself awake to the infinite suprises and miracles of this dawning day!