Today I can..

I’m looking for addresses and found this little clipping in an old day planner.  I’d give credit where due, but it says Author Unknown.

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 relationships.

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 the Lord 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 now.  I get to choose what kind of day I will have.

 

 

 

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