What Kind of Day Will You Have Today?

Monarch butterfly on Pentas flower at the Butterfly World attraction in Coconut Creek, FloridaToday I came across this inspirational passage, from an anonymous source, which put me in a positive mood to start the morning.  I hope it will do the same for you, too.

“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 any money,
or I can be glad that my finances encourage me to plan my purchases wisely.

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 work to do.

Today I can complain because I have to go to school,
or I can eagerly open my mind to be filled with new knowledge.

Today I can murmur dejectedly because I have to do housework,
or I can feel thankful for shelter.

Today stretches ahead of me, waiting to be shaped.
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.”

Photo from State Library and Archives of Florida

Anonymous passage from Unity Church of San Antonio podcast, December 9, 2012.

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2 Responses to What Kind of Day Will You Have Today?

  1. T.L. Parks says:

    What a wonderful way to start the day. Thank you for sharing this.

  2. Tim Larison says:

    TL – I’m glad this passage was an inspiration to you as it was to me. Thanks for the comment.

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