Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Gift of Today

Every day is a gift, time to try again, another chance to do it right.

We wake up and decide. Twenty-four empty hours that we fill up, knowing after they are spent, they will never come again.

Before we let the dog out or the aroma of coffee fills the kitchen, we can choose to make this good day. There may be speed bumps to avoid, some so enormous that we scramble to find an alternate road. Mistakes made yesterday, or the day before, or the year before, will rise up, seeking to influence our thinking, but they are powerless, gone, forgiven, a part of the past, not a part of this new day.

All of us have regrets of time and opportunities wasted, sometimes simply because it was easier not to try; fear of failure can be so frightening.

Determine to make this day special! Fill it with things that will bring good memories, smiles when we remember it. If we make a small difference in some one's life today, we will make a large difference in our own.

This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24