Everyday Choices:

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Posted by TerryS ( on December 03, 2000 at 22:49:48:

> I woke up early today, excited over all I get to
> do before the clock strikes midnight.
> I have responsibilities to fulfill today.
> I am important.
> My job is to choose what kind of day I am going to
> have.
> 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 do.
> I can complain because I have to go
> to school or eagerly open my mind and fill
> it with rich new tidbits of knowledge.
> Today I can murmur dejectedly because I
> have to do housework or I can feel honored
> because the Lord has 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!

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