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
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
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.
Today 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!