Thursday, February 18, 2010

Yeah for Thorns!


I heard these words recited today and thought they were inspiring.

The author is unknown.


"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.

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!"

Have a GREAT DAY,

my dear bloggy friends!



31 comments:

  1. wow i love this! just as i was complaining of going to class and just having a bad morning, this brought me back to reality!! thanks :) have a great day!

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  2. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. I just came over from pearls and grace and have been having one of those poor pitiful me days, and I get the honor of reading your words writen to me from my heavenly Father, Thank you for being bold and honest and sharing this it has touched me in a way, that will change my day. I am going to be following you.

    Cha Cha

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  3. Ooooo I just love. Love this. Love this. Love this.

    Thank you Gran.

    I know that this post will bless many....



    Love,

    Sibi

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  4. Very well said, and a great reminder to look at life from another angle.

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  5. Beautiful! I will pass this on
    xoxo Pattie

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  6. great, great postt!!! thank you for sharing it!!

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  7. Beautiful post!!! You made my day with this. :)

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  8. Very nice! It's good to be reminded of this every once in awhile :)

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  9. Granny this is fantastic and so true. It has blessed my day :)

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  10. Thanks for a great post. I am going to add it to my journal to save. So true. Our day is what we make it. Love & blessings from NC!

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  11. Just lovely. Thanks for reminding me to count my blessings. Every. Single. Day.

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  12. wow.
    i suspected that you were a woman of substance.
    Now i am certain!
    xx

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  13. I needed this! Sometimes I feel sorry for myself b/c I don't have as many friends in our new town. You're so right... I need to excitedly pursue my new friendships!

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  14. Wow..well noted & double checked. Life truly is what we choose to make it. Great post. Happiest of weekends to you x

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  15. Love it... always so important to look at what we do have. Glass half full, baby!

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  16. Fabulous ~ just the words that needed to be heard.

    Jo

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  17. I so agree with this wonderful attitude!! Every day is a gift and we should view it as such, You put int words and pictures so eloquently what we all need to be thinking, Thankyou,Kathysue

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  18. I was having one of those "oh poor sad me" weeks (or months lol) This put it all in perspective. Thank you :)

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  19. awesome post and great reminder. thank you!

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  20. o.k., this was much needed! Thank you for some inspiration I was just beginning to feel overwelmed!

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  21. Thanks for sharing this!!! I needed it.

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  22. this is amazing... thank you so for sharing this... blessings to you! xx

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  23. Perfect illustration that it is our choice how we view all in life. I like your positivity and I am right there with you!
    Blessings...
    xx

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  24. Positively the most refreshing words I had heard in a while. Thank you for taking the time to write this and spread the WORD!
    xo Lisa

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  25. I love this post. You are exactly right it is all a choice, isn't it. Everyday we wake up it is a gift!! Kathysue

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