Wednesday, June 4, 2008

today i will....

i read a really good excerpt this morning. i am doing a study on philippians right now by max lucado. i like his life lessons studies. the excerpt i read this morning is from his book on the anvil.
here goes....

"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 ok to stumble; i will get up. its ok 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 significant people in my world.
five quality minutes of talking or hugging or thanking or listening. five undiluted minutes with
my mate, children, and friends.
today i will make a difference"
hope everyone has a great day!
xoxo
ah

3 comments:

lyndsay said...

thank you for sharing-this is good stuff!

PS-What day are you coming to town?!

Joel & Jacqueline said...

Hey you. Thanks for the comment.
Looks like you are Ben are doing great- staying busy and having fun!
Hopefully Joel and I can plan to make our way down there soon...we'll see.

oooo.

Emily said...

Hey There! Thank you for sharing. I'm glad I get to stay a little up to date with your life through your blog. Thanks for all your positive comments! I love your photography. You do such great work. Are you and Ben going to be in GR this summer at all?