The Sculptor's Attitude

    I woke up early today, excited over all I get to do before the
    clock strikes midnight. I have responsibilities to fulfill today.

    I am important. My job is to choose what kind of day I am going to 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...
    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...
    I can 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, and soul.

    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!

[ Author Unknown -- from Aiken Drum ]


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