Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Make the Most of Today - Two Posts

Today – John Borgstrom

Today I will not become frustrated by the world around me. No matter what happens, no matter what difficulties arise, I will not relinquish my self-control. Today I will not become confused, even if some events make no sense. I will not allow discouragement to take root and blossom into defeat.
Today I will make a difference. I will not change the world, but, by the power of God, I will at least change myself. And, because of that change, God will be glorified.
I know that my thoughts control my emotions. I understand that my emotions influence the decisions I make. I realize that my decisions determine my actions. Therefore, I will be hopeful in the face of doubt and happy in the face of drudgery.
I will accept the responsibility for my actions. I will not view the momentary distractions of the day as mountains but will recognize them as the inconsequential anthills they truly are. I will find opportunity in adversity.
I will remember that I have no control over yesterday. It is gone, and I cannot change what I have done. The minutes and opportunities I have squandered are lost forever. I will not let my failures and mistakes haunt me and condemn me. I will remember that my dreams and plans for tomorrow are tenuous at best and offer no security.
I will live in the present and endeavor to treat every minute as the precious gift it is. Today I will remember that the greatest gift I can give is love, and I will give it freely.
Today I will make a difference because Jesus died for me. I will keep in mind that I am no longer a slave but a son. Today I will realize I am from God. I know I will return to Him to give an account of my actions.

And, as a result: Today I will make a difference.
TODAY IS HERE - Author Unknown
Today is here. I will start with a smile, and resolve to be agreeable. I will not criticize. I refuse to waste my valuable time.
Today has one thing in which I know I am equal with others—Time. All of us draw the same salary in seconds, minutes, hours—24 Golden Hours each day.
Today I will not waste my time, because the minutes I wasted yesterday are as lost as a vanished thought.
Today I refuse to spend time worrying about what might happen. I am going to spend my time making things happen.
Today I am determined to study to improve myself, for tomorrow I may be wanted, and I must not be found lacking.
Today I am determined to do things I should do. I firmly resolve to stop doing the things I should not do.
Today I begin by doing and not wasting my time. In one week I will be miles beyond the person I am today.
Today I will not imagine what I would do if things were different. They are not different. I will make a success with what material I have.
Today I will stop saying, "If I had time," for I never will "find time" for anything—if I want time I must make it.
Today I will act toward other people as though this might be my last day on earth. I will not wait for tomorrow. Tomorrow never comes.

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