Monday, February 3, 2014

Today I Will Make A Difference

This was written by Max Lucado. Hope this helps you have a great week.

Today I will make a difference. I will begin by controlling my thoughts. A person is the product of his thoughts. I want to be happy and hopeful. Therefore, I will have thoughts that are happy and hopeful. I refuse to be victimized by my circumstances. I will not let petty inconveniences such as stoplights, long lines, and traffic jams be my masters. I will avoid negativism and gossip. Optimism will be my companion and victory will be my hallmark. Today I will make a difference.



I will be grateful for the twenty-four hours that are before me. Time is a precious commodity. I refuse to allow what little time I have to be contaminated by self-pity, anxiety, or boredom. I will face this day with joy of a child and the courage of a giant. I will drink each minute as though it is my last. When tomorrow comes, today will be gone forever. While it is here, I will use it for loving and giving. Today I will make a difference.



I will not let past failures haunt me. Even though my life is scarred with mistakes, I refuse to rummage through my trash heap of failures. I will admit them. I will correct them. I will press on victoriously. No failure is fatal. It’s OK to stumble… .
I will get up, it’s OK fail… . I will rise again. Today I will make a difference.



I will spend time with those I love. My spouse, my children, my family. A man can own the world but be poor for the lack of love. A man can own nothing and yet be wealthy in relationships. Today I will spend at least five minutes with the significant people in my world. Five quality minutes of talking or hugging or thanking or listening. Five undiluted minutes with my mate, children and friends.



Today I will make a difference.

5 comments:

Original Mgbeke said...

I love this.

Ada said...

Wow, a great reminder of how much better we need to make everyday of our lives. I needed to read this.

Thank you for sharing Taynement.

Diyani said...

Thanks!

mizchif said...

Sigh.
This is so hard sometimes.

Toinlicious said...

This is beautiful. Permission to print and paste somewhere in my room please?