One of the first things I read this morning was an email from my cousin. This came my way and I decided to share it:
“I woke up early today excited about all I get to do before the clock strikes midnight.
I have responsibilities to fulfill today. My job is to choose what kind of day I’m going to have.
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 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 a child,
or I can be 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 whine because I have a job or I can shout for joy because I have a job to do!
Today l can complain because I have to go to school, or I can eagerly open my mind and fill it with new tidbits of knowledge.
Today I can murmur dejectedly because I have housework, or I can feel honored because the Lord had provided 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. I get to choose what kind of day I will have.
So have a great day- unless you have other plans”