Jul 13, 2008

Something to think about

I woke up early today, excited about all I get to do before the clock strikes midnight. I have responsibilities to fulfill today. My job is to choose what kind of day I'm going to have. 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 be glad that my finances encourage me to plan my purchases wisely and to guide me away from waste. Today I can grumble about my health, or I can rejoice that I am alive. Today I can lament all my parents didn't give me when I was a child, or I can be 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 whine because I have a job, or I can shout for joy because I have a job to do. Today I can complain because I have to go to school, Or I can eagerly open my mind and fill it with tidbits of knowledge. Today I can murmer dejectedly because I have to do housework, Or I can feel honored because the Lord provided shelter for my mind and 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 is like is up to me. I get to choose what kind of day I will have. So have a great day -- unless you have other plans. -- author unknown

1 comment:

GinnyBerry said...

This is just what I needed to read this morning. Thank you for posting it.