Each day is a special gift from God, and while life may not always be fair, you must never allow the pains, hurdles, and handicaps of the moment to poison your attitude and plans for yourself and your future. You can never win when you wear the ugly cloak of self-pity, and the sour sound of whining will certainly frighten away any opportunity for success. Never again. There is a better way.
~ Og Mandino, Author and Motivational Speaker
- Each Day is a Special Gift
- How to Make Each Day A Gift
Each Day is a Special Gift
You could say life isn't fair or life deals you a bad hand. In my case, I thought I'd have my job for a long time since I was a Department Head and Tech Coordinator, important positions (I thought). It's interesting how you don't appreciate something until it has been taken away. I did attend that ugly self-pity party for a while, got stuck in anger. Then I was able to turn it around.
It's how we respond to life's challenges that's important. Hill (2005) stated that with every adversity holds the seed of a greater or equal opportunity. I started my own business and now go back and sell my wares at the same place that laid me off. What if there was no tomorrow? We are never guaranteed a tomorrow. Everyday above ground is a good day. Make the most of each day.
How to Make Each Day A Gift
- Thank God for What You Have - your family, friends, health, business, etc...
- Tell Your Family That You Love Them - make sure they know how you feel before it's too late
- Help Someone Else - When you help someone else succeed, you'll succeed
- Make a new friend - join a group or organization, go back to school
- Smile - especially to that person you see in the mirror everyday
- Make each moment count - don't waste time, we all get the same 24 hours a day
Go the Extra Mile
Less than 30 days to help keep the St. Martin De Porres House of Hope going into the future.
My goal is to sell 10,000 boxes of coffee in January to help raise most of if not all the $40,000 needed to keep their doors open. Buy 3 or 4 boxes at WantMyCoffee.com. 80% of all profits will be donated to the St. Martin De Porres House of Hope.
Hill, N. (2005). Think and Grow Rich. S.l.: Duke Classics.