Monday, October 26, 2009

Inspiration: *Today I Will Make a Difference*


“Today I Will Make a Difference” by Max Lucado

Today I will make a difference. I will begin by controlling my thoughts. A person is the product of his thoughts. I want to be happy and hopeful. Therefore, I will have thoughts that are happy and hopeful. I refuse to be victimized by my circumstances. I will not let petty inconveniences such as stoplights, long lines, and traffic jams be my masters. I will avoid negativism and gossip. Optimism will be my companion, and victory will be my hallmark. Today I will make a difference.

I will be grateful for the twenty-four hours that are before me. Time is a precious commodity. I refuse to allow what little time I have to be contaminated by self-pity, anxiety, or boredom. I will face this day with the joy of a child and the courage of a giant. I will drink each minute as though it is my last. When tomorrow comes, today will be gone forever. While it is here, I will use it for loving and giving. Today I will make a difference.

I will not let past failures haunt me. Even though my life is scarred with mistakes, I refuse to rummage through my trash heap of failures. I will admit them. I will correct them. I will press on. Victoriously. No failure is fatal. It’s OK to stumble… I will get up. It’s OK to fail… I will rise again. Today I will make a difference.

I will spend time with those I love. My spouse, my children, my family. A man can own the world but be poor for the lack of love. A man can own nothing and yet be wealthy in relationships. Today I will spend at least five minutes with the significant people in my world. Five quality minutes of talking or hugging or thanking or listening. Five undiluted minutes with my mate, children, and friends.

Today I will make a difference.

From On the Anvil
Copyright 1985 Max Lucado (Used by Permission)


*I posted this back in March but feel it deserves to be posted again. :) Have a beautiful and blessed week!

10 comments:

  1. thanks for the inspiration on monday morning...on a day when i particularly needed it.

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  2. "I will not let past failures haunt me. Even though my life is scarred with mistakes, I refuse to rummage through my trash heap of failures. I will admit them. I will correct them. I will press on. Victoriously. No failure is fatal. It’s OK to stumble… I will get up. It’s OK to fail… I will rise again. Today I will make a difference."
    -- Wow, that is powerful. I really needed to read this. Thank you so much for posting!

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  3. I don't leave messages often, although I love your blog and check it frequently - so glad I did today! This is SO beautiful and thought-provoking and was much-needed today! Thanks for your beautiful inspiration! Have a beautiful and blessed week.

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  4. OT - I've noticed the JCrew Campo bag in several of your posts/polyvores - do you own it? If so - how do you like it? Easy to carry, soft leather, heavy or not, etc? Any comments you can give would be very much appreciated! TIA!

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  5. When tomorrow comes, today will be gone forever. That's great. Thanks for this. Also would appreciate it if you could share this website with your friends http://www.GotInspiration.org. It is a place where people post their success stories to inspire others. Thanks.

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  7. The Outfit of the day, Sara, Prissy Southern Prep, Woobie, Elizabeth, and v matt: Thank you all for stopping by to share and comment...I appreciate all of you and hope you each have a wonderful week! :)

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  8. I'm extremely anxious about a huge presentation I am giving tomorrow in front of senior executives, which will either be a make or break for my department's year end numbers. I tend to get tunnel vision and forget that life is so much more than a numbers game. Thank you so much for the timely reminder!

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