Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Just came in my e-mail this morning

How Will You Start Your Day?

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

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

Today I can complain because I have to go to school or eagerly open my mind and fill it with knowledge and adventure.

Today I can dejectedly murmur because I have housework to do or I can feel grateful for 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. And I shall decide what kind of day I shall have!"

6 comments:

The 4th Sister said...

Hi...I do have stage 4 terminal breast cancer that all ready went into my lymph nodes under my right arm and up on my neck... they found it July 20 2007 but it was advanced to stage 4 at that time...It did not show up on a Mamo, ultra sound, PET scan, but did show up on a breast scan...I was just making a joke for my sisters saying I should have told people 10 years ago I had it...The Doctors think it has been growing for over 2 years at least...

Abraham Lincoln said...

I can have a nice day. What more can I have?

Wanda said...

Yes, I guess we all decide what kind of day we will have. Well after reading your's and Abe's post (hahaha) I know I'll have a great day!

Paz said...

I'm going to have a super day tomorrow! ;-)

Paz

Renie Burghardt said...

Blogger is being a pain tonight! This is my third try on commenting. But I will be patient, and not lose my cool! Hahaha. I can make this a good night. It's all up to me.

Great advice, Patty. Have a good night.

GrandmaKathleen said...

10 most powerful two-letter words in the English language:

"If it is to be, it is up to ME"

As the philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson said,
"When you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen."

SO TRUE----SO TRUE