Today my journal entry is an email and reading my sister sent me this morning. It is exactly what I need to remember and practice. I have copied it in its entirety:
Pastor Dave read this in church on Sunday. I thought of you when I heard it and I hope it encourages you. Have a great day. Hugs, Merita
This is a reading by Dr. Gregory M. Lusignot:
Today when I awoke, I suddenly realized that this is the best day of my life, ever. There were times I’d wondered if I’d ever make it to today, but I did. And because I did, I’m going to celebrate.
Today I’m going to celebrate what an unbelievable life I have—the accomplishments, the many blessings, and, yes, even the hardships that have come into my life, because they have served to make me stronger. I’ll go through this day with my head held high and a happy heart. I’ll marvel at God’s seemingly simple gifts—morning dew, sun, clouds, trees, flowers, birds.
Today none of these miracles will escape my notice.
Today I will share my excitement for life with other people. I’ll make someone smile. I’ll go out of my way to perform an unexpected act of kindness for someone I don’t even know.
Today I’ll give a sincere compliment to someone who seems down. I’ll tell a child how special she is, and I’ll tell someone I love just how deeply I care for them and how much they mean to me.
Today is the day I’ll quit worrying about what I don’t have and start being grateful for all the wonderful things God’s already given me. I remember that to worry is just a waste of time, because my faith is in God and his divine plan, and that assures everything’s going to be fine.
And tonight before I go to bed, I’ll go outside and I’ll raise my eyes to the heaven. I’ll stand in awe at the beauty of the stars and the moon. I’ll praise God for all this magnificence.
As the day ends and I lay my head down on my pillow, I’ll thank God for the best day of my life, and I’ll sleep the sleep of contentment, of a contented child, excited with expectation, because I know tomorrow is going to be the best day of my life, ever.
This could be the best day of your life—and tomorrow and the day after that. It’s all in your head. Be Blessed as you are a Blessing. 🙂