Every single day, we are faced with choices. My grandmother used to say, “It’s difficult living in a world full of choices.” I say, “Aren’t we lucky we get to make choices?” The only difficulty arises when we make choices that keep us stuck where we are instead of ones that move us forward with joy. Today I share thoughts from the most prolific writer I know—Anonymous.

“I woke up early today, excited about all I get to do before the clock strikes midnight. I have responsibilities to fulfill today. My job is to choose what kind of day I will 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 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 gave me life.

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.

Today I can whine because I have to go to work or shout for joy because I have a job.

Today I can complain because I have to go to school or eagerly open my mind and fill it with rich new tidbits of knowledge.

Today, I can murmur dejectedly about housework or appreciate that I have a place to call home.

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!”

What choice will you make to have a great day yourself? Keep in mind, a smile will make the day go better.


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