Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Each Day We Choose

I am not usually one to be deeply philosophical.  However, I heard the following passage on the radio a couple weeks ago and it really "spoke" to me.  I finally found it posted on the internet.  Since I hope this blog will be a chronicle of our life as a family, I decided to post the passage here in hopes that my family and I will remember it and take it to heart.  I hope those who read it will take something from it as well!

Each Day We Choose 

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 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!”
How will you live THIS DAY?

**I do not know who is the author of this passage.

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