Inspiration for a Monday

I was having a self pity filled Monday... back to work after a busy weekend, desk piled with papers, voice mail messages lighting up my phone, and being on hold for a conference call that is uncoordinated and unorganized as I type.

Then I read this and it changed my attitude. Seemed like it was meant for me to read today.

From Sarah at Life [Sweet] Life - a blog that I love to read...

"Today I Will Make a Difference" by Max Lucado

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 the 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 okay to stumble...I will get up. It's okay to 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 people who are significant in my world. Five quality minutes of talking or hugging or thanking or listening. Five undiluted minutes with my mate, children, friends. Today, I will make a difference.

I am normally not a re-poster... but I want to be able to find this and read it often.

Thank you Sarah for renewing my perspective. I needed that.

1 comment:

sarah @ life {sweet} life said...

I'm so glad you liked this! I love it and have a printed copy I keep in my Bible...a great reminder. :)