Sunday, September 26, 2010

Motivational thoughts-Be thankful

Today I can complain because the weather is rainy
I can be thankful that the grass is getting watered for free.

Today I can feel sad that I don’t have more money
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
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
I can feel grateful that they allowed me to be born.

Today I can cry because roses have thorns
I can celebrate that thorns have roses.

Today I can mourn my lack of friends
I can excitedly embark upon a quest to discover new relationships.

Today I can whine because I have to go to work
I can shout in joy because I have a job to do.

I can complain because I have to go to school
eagerly open my mind and fill it with rich new pieces of knowledge.

Today I can murmur dejectedly because I have to do housework
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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