Always there is a beginning —
    a new day,
    a new month,
    a new season,
    a new year.

Forever the old passes away
    and newness emerges
    from the richness that was.
Nothing is ever lost
    in the many changes
    time brings.

What was, in some way,
    will be,
    though changed in form.

Know this:
This moment is a beginning;
And your lives,
    individually and together,
    are full of richness, of freshness,
    of hope and of promise.