Day One Or Day Two

†††† I had two very different days recently. The first one was really rough. My body hurt and ached. I felt grouchy and irritable. My pets seemed to be constantly underfoot. My kids were arguing a lot. Everyone I met on the street looked sullen and unfriendly. The sunshine outside even hurt my eyes. The day was so full of stress and worry that I couldnít even sleep that night.

†††† The second day was wonderful. My body felt energized and healthy. I was laughing and smiling the whole day long. My pets were lovable and affectionate. My children warmed my heart with their kind words and tender hugs. Everyone I saw outside seemed to have a smile and a happy wave to share. The sun peeking through the clouds made my soul light up as well.† The dayís problems were handled easily with humor and joy and I slept like a baby that night.

†††† In truth, however, the only real difference between those two days was me. It was me who made the first day so rotten and it was me who made the second day so glorious. It was me who just idled through the first day grumbling about the world. And it was me who spent the second day thanking God for my life, sharing my love with everyone I could, and giving my joy to the world. I am glad that God forgives me for all the day ones I have had in my life. Thankfully, they are becoming fewer and fewer as time goes on. I am so delighted too that God has given me so many day twos to enjoy and share with others. I hope as well to make every single day I have left in this world a day two kind of day.

†††† What kind of day do you want to live today? What kind of day do you want to live for the rest of your life? Each day here is a glorious gift from God. It is up to us, however, to "rejoice and be glad in it." Donít just idle through your days then when you can really live them. Donít just exist in a day one when you can love, laugh, sing, dance, pray, enjoy, and delight in a day two.

~ Joseph J. Mazzella ~

[ by: Joseph J. Mazzella ( -- {used with permission} ]


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