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June 14 – Daily Motivation – Quotes About Life – Inspirational Quotes

 

Approaching Each Day


 
 
I woke up early today, excited over all I get to do before the clock strikes midnight. 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 guide me away from waste.
 
Today I can 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 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 job relationships.
 
Today I can whine because I have to go to work or I can shout for joy because I have a job to go to!
 
Today I can complain because I have to go to school or eagerly open my mind and fill it with knowledge and adventure.
 
Today I can dejectedly murmur because I have housework to do or I can feel grateful for shelter for my mind, body and soul.
 
Today stretches ahead of me, waiting to be shaped, and here I am, the sculptor who gets to do the shaping. What today will be like is up to me. And I shall decide what kind of day I shall have!”
 
How will you live THIS DAY?
 
-Unknown
 
 
 
 
Source:
Approaching Each Day (www.trueinsights.com)
 
 
 

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June 13 – Daily Motivation – Quotes About Life – Inspirational Quotes

 
 
Last spring I was walking in a park. A short distance ahead of me was a mom and her three-year-old daughter. The little girl was holding on to a string that was attached to a helium balloon.

All of a sudden, a sharp gust of wind took the balloon from the little girl. I braced myself for some screaming and crying.

But, no! As the little girl turned to watch her balloon go skyward, she gleefully shouted out, “Wow!”

I didn’t realize it at that moment, but that little girl taught me something.

Later that day, I received a phone call from a person with news of an unexpected problem. I felt like responding with “Oh no, what should we do?” But remembering that little girl, I found myself saying, “Wow, that’s interesting! How can I help you?”

One thing’s for sure – life’s always going to keep us off balance with its unexpected problems. That’s a given. What’s not preordained is our response. We can choose to be frustrated or fascinated.

No matter what the situation, a fascinated “Wow!” will always beat a frustrated “Oh, no.”

So the next time you experience one of life’s unexpected gusts, remember that little girl and make it a “Wow!” experience. The “Wow!” response always works.
 
 
-Rob Gilbert
 
 
 
Source:
Wow! (www.trueinsights.com)
 
 
 

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