October 3

Reflection

Each day is a pathway into what has never been before. If its yesterday has been joyful, it brings a sense of fulfillment. If its yesterday has been painful, it brings the hope of healing. It renews the pulse of life after the stillness of sleep. As each hour unfolds it offers a mixture of challenge and opportunity. Walk this pathway with confidence and appreciation. Cherish it. It is a once in a lifetime gift.

Prayer

May I live this day fully.

Action

Try not to allow yourself to make life merely routine.

Suggested Reading

Look to this day!
For it is life, the very life of life.
In its brief course
Lie all the verities and realities of your existence:
The bliss of growth;
The glory of action;
The splendor of achievement;
For yesterday is but a dream,
And tomorrow is only a vision;
But today, well lived, makes every yesterday
a dream of happiness,
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Kalidasa

God gave us the gift of life. It is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.
Voltaire

It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.
Abraham Lincoln

A bad attitude is like a flat tire. You can’t go anywhere until you change it.
Unknown

It is essential to our life and well-being that we play and enjoy life. Every day do something that makes your heart sing.
Ritu Ghatourey

Life finds its balance. Children grow up. Second chances come along. In the meantime, I could choose to savor this moment. What good would it do to allow annoyance to interfere with gratitude?
Katrina Kenison

A day of worrying is more exhausting than a week of work.
John Lubeck

Ask yourself this question: Will this matter a year from now?
Rachel Carson

When you think things are bad
When you feel sour and blue
When you start to get mad
You should do what I do.
Just tell yourself, Ducky
You’re really quite lucky!
Some people are much more…
Oh, ever so much more…
Oh, muchly much-much more…
Unlucky than you!
Dr. Suess

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