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.
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 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
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
I get to choose what kind of day I will have!
~Author Unknown By Me~