Sunday, July 25, 2010

Rex Barker here with

The Danger of Anger...

Today, when I awoke, I suddenly realized that this is the best day of my life, ever!

There were times when I wondered if I would make it to today; but I did! And because I did I'm going to celebrate! Today, I'm going to celebrate what an unbelievable life I have had so far: the accomplishments, the many blessings, and, yes, even the hardships because they have served to make me stronger.

I will go through this day with my head held high, and a happy heart. I will marvel at God's seemingly simple gifts: the morning dew, the sun, the clouds, the trees, the flowers, the birds.

Today, none of these miraculous creations will escape my notice. Today, I will share my excitement for life with other people. I'll make someone smile. I'll go out of my way to perform an unexpected act of kindness for someone I don't even know. Today, I'll give a sincere compliment to someone who seems down. I'll tell a child how special he is, and I'll tell someone I love just how deeply I care for her and how much she means to me.

Today is the day I quit worrying about what I don't have and start being grateful for all the wonderful things I have already been given. I'll remember that to worry is just a waste of time because my faith in the Divine Plan ensures everything will be just fine. And tonight, before I go to bed, I'll go outside and Praise my eyes to the heavens and stand in awe at the beauty of the stars and the moon.

As the day ends and I lay my head down on my pillow, and be thankful for the best day of my life. And I will sleep the sleep of a contented child, excited with expectation because I know tomorrow is going to be the best day of my life, ever!

Reminding you that if one of your goals in life is to be happy, reread this piece every day --- and joyfully watch how your outlook changes.


Clytie said...

Thank you, Patty. You have no idea how much I needed this today. Sniff.

Arkansas Patti said...

If only we all started each day that way. World problems would cease to exhist.

Terra said...

This is a super way to start each and every day. Lovely.

ChrisJ said...

We all know that we SHOULD start every day this way -- but do we? We are such victims of our moods and circumstances. But as Ann Landers would say we are only victims if we allow ourselves to be victimized. I battle my moods each and every day having been born into a family (extended family too) whose moods have dominated their lives. Genetics I suppose. So I do try to work extra hard at keeping my mind on such things as your blog describes. Thanks for its wisdom. By the way, if you met me you'd never guess at the battles going on underneath.

Renie Burghardt said...

Every morning when I wake up, I know it's the best day of my life. For at my age, every new day is a gift, to appreciate, be thankful for, and to enjoy. Love this philosophy! Thank you for sharing it here.

Have a great night.


Winifred said...

It's great just to wake up when you're getting on a bit and some of your friends aren't around anymore.

Thanks Patty

Beth Niquette said...

Thank you, sweet Friend. I needed to hear this today. ((hugs)) Though its several days since you put this up on your blog--this is for me today.