Congratulations! You woke up this morning. That’s reason to celebrate. And that’s only one good thing about today. Many others await.
Working in the corporate world, I’ve noticed an epidemic of people living for the weekends. Admittedly, I’ve even fallen into that mindset at times. But it’s something I never wanted to do.
I try to make it a point to celebrate each day in light of itself rather than with Friday in mind. Every day is a unique gift, waiting to be unwrapped. What will I find when I untie the ribbon? What mystery will unfold when I peel back the wrapping paper?
Sure, work can be challenging, demanding, and overwhelming sometimes. But it can also be fun, exciting, and productive. A lot of it depends on our attitudes. If I go to work expecting it to be a tough day, I’m likely to encounter more challenges than if I arrive at work ready to conquer my tasks and be victorious. And in the latter scenario, I’m more apt to have fun along the way, too.
Regardless of my outlook on life a particular day, people are watching me. They’re watching you, too, to see how you react, how you handle the happenings of the day. You have more influence than you realize.
Each day gives us a new chance to make a difference in the lives of those around us. We can influence others for good or for bad.
As you carefully open the package of today, I hope you find reason to celebrate. It will be easier if you’re looking to find good. After all, tomorrow isn’t guaranteed.
Christian, wife, mother of 5, breast cancer survivor, marathon finisher, writer and editor, author of "Help! I'm a Science Project"