Saturday, March 25, 2006

Pastoral Advice from the Son of Encouragement

Thank you, Charles...

Attitude - Blessed Are The Flexible For They Shall Not Break

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

Today I can gripe and 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 complain and 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 and whimper 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 canfeel honored because the Lord
has provided shelter for
my mind, bodyand soul.

Today stretches ahead of me, waiting to be shaped.
And here I am, the human sculptor who
gets to do the shaping within the
borders of God's design.

What today will be like is up to me.
I get to choose what kind
of day I will have!

- Author Unknown (Inspiration Journal)

Romans 8:28, Philippians 4:4

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