When you wake up each day, be excited over all you get to do before the clock strikes midnight. You have responsibilities to fulfill today and you are important. Your job is to choose what kind of day you are going to have.
TODAY you can complain because the weather is rainy,
or you can be thankful that the grass is getting watered for free.
TODAY you can feel sad that you don't have more money,
or you can be glad that your finances encourage you to plan your purchases
wisely and guide you away from waste.
TODAY you can grumble about your health,
or you can rejoice that you are alive.
TODAY you can lament over all that your parents did not provide as you were
growing up, or you can feel grateful that they allowed you to be born.
TODAY you can cry because roses have thorns,
or you can celebrate that thorns have roses.
TODAY you can mourn your lack of friends,
or you can excitedly embark upon a quest to discover new relationships.
TODAY you can whine because you have to go to work,
or you can shout for joy because you have a job to go to.
TODAY you can complain because you have to go to school,
or eagerly open your mind and fill it with rich new tidbits of knowledge.
TODAY you can murmur dejectedly because you have to do housework,
or you can appreciate that you have a place to call home.
Today stretches ahead of you, waiting to be shaped. And here you are, the sculptor, who gets to do the shaping. What today will be like is up to you. You get to choose what kind of day you will have!
There once was a woman who woke up one morning, looked in the mirror, and noticed she had only three hairs on her head.
“Well”, she said, “I think I'll braid my hair today!”
So she did, and she had a wonderful day.
The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and saw that she had only two hairs on her head.
“H-M-M,” she said, “I think I'll part my hair down the middle today!”
So she did, and she had a grand day.
The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and noticed that she had only one hair on her head.
“Well,” she said, “today I'm going to wear my hair in a pony-tail.”
So she did, and she had a fun, fun day.
The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and noticed that there wasn't a single hair on her head.
“YEAH!” she exclaimed, “I don't have to fix my hair today!”
Attitude is everything.
This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24 ESV
And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Philippians 4:8 NLT