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 and rekindle old ones.
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 I can 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!
Today, I can mourn because I lost my best friend to cancer or I can rejoice because
he is singing in heaven
Today, I can wish for more days together or I can remember fondly the times we had.
Today, I can become depressed that I have lost my best friend or decide to be proactive