“I am going to have a horrible day today. It’s raining, my joints hurt and my muscles ache. The cat spit up on my bedcovers and the roof is leaking. I forgot to get eggs yesterday at the grocery store, so now I must settle for a PB sandwich for breakfast. Worst of all, that lazy, newspaper delivery man forgot my paper and I have nothing to read with my boring PB breakfast sandwich. Life is really going to suck today.”
“Oh, what a relaxing, drizzly day! I won’t be doing much outside today, so I’ll be able to catch up on reading. The cat is sprawled out on my bed and enjoying his first nap of the day. Yes, I forgot to get eggs yesterday, but a bowl of creamy, hot oatmeal with raisins and brown sugar sounds delicious. Maybe I’ll go online to read my newspaper since I don’t have a morning paper in the driveway. Lord, thank you for another day of lungs breathing and heart pumping. Today will be a spectacular day.”
What will be your day’s intention? Glum and gloomy or special and spectacular? It’s a choice you make each morning upon arising. Don’t just accept what life throws at you, create the life you want to live. It’s an amazing choice that greets the day and sets the stage for the next 24 hours. Be intentional!