Thursday, March 25, 2010

Thankful Thursday - 03/25/10


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 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!
Have a GREAT DAY! Unless you have other plans. If you'd like to join in, please go visit Greg or Laurie....or both! lol


Peace and Joy,
Susan

Psalm 9:2 (NKJV)2 I will be glad and rejoice in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.

11 comments:

Joyce said...

Oh I just absolutely loved this! Fantastic!

christy rose said...

What an absolutely awesome post Susan!!! I get to choose! No one else chooses for me! I choose to have a great day!!! :)

Loren said...

Wanted to come over and meet you since we seem to have some mutual friends :) What a wonderful Thankful post ....speaks volumes!

godsown said...

It's how we put our perspective...isn't it.....!
Liked your list
Blessings
bernice

Jane In The Jungle said...

Amen sister....it is a choice, every day!

Praises,
Jane

~*~KIMBERLY~*~ said...

I absolutely love this post Susan. I referenced you in my post. Happy Thursday! =)

Debbie said...

Susan, it's all a matter of choosing your perspective, isn't it? I love how you contrasted the attitudes. I choose thankfulness and it's obvious you do too.

Blessings and love,
Debbie

Mary said...

Isn't it great that we have a choice? The trick is to choose the right one...what a difference it makes in how the day goes!

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Lovin' this perspective on things! You inspired me today to be more positive!!!

Sweet Tea said...

I wish I'd seen this earlier in the day. FANTASTIC! I need to "practice" remembering this.

Denise said...

Awesome post.