Monday, 22 March 2010

Make the most of today

Carpe diem - seize the day, my friends! This is the beginning of a brand new week, so what will you accomplish? Your attitude determines everything!

Today

I woke up early today,
excited over all I get to do
before the clock strikes midnight.

I have responsibilities to fulfill today.
I am important.
My job is to choose what kind of day I am going to have.

Today I can complain because the weather is rainy
or I can be thankful that the grass is getting watered for free.

Today I can feel sad that I don't have more money
or I can be glad that my finances encourage me to plan my purchases wisely and guide me away from waste.

Today I can grumble about my health
or I can rejoice that I am alive.

Today I can lament over all that my parents didn't give me when I was
growing up or I can feel grateful that they allowed me to be born.

Today I can cry because roses have thorns
or I can celebrate that thorns have roses.

Today I can mourn my lack of friends
or I can excitedly embark upon a quest to discover new friendships.

Today I can whine because I have to go to work
or I can shout for joy because I have a job to do.

Today I can murmur dejectedly because I have to do housework
or I can feel honored because God has provided shelter for my mind, body and soul.

Today stretches ahead of me, waiting to be shaped.
And here I am, the sculptor who gets to do the shaping.

What today will be like is up to me.
I get to choose what kind of day I will have!

Have a great day...unless you have other plans.

1 comment:

  1. Well said. Very inspiring. Yes, we cannot choose the things that come our way, but we can choose the outcome! Thanks for the wonderful thoughts!!

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