I’ve had a pretty active and busy day, thought I’d leave you with something spiritual to feed your soul. Until tomorrow my dear friends oxo


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 do so many things 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?


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39 Responses to “TODAY”

  1. Thank you.
    Take care.
    Lots and lots of love. xxx

  2. How beautiful and how true, Amanda. I love it! I agree it is all up to us how we react to our world… xxx

  3. Yes, it’s all about the positives…but not always the negs are as easy to rid of! hope you had a great day! xx

  4. We have so many things to be grateful for…thanks for the reminder. I love that the beautiful poet you are included this “Today I can cry because roses have thorns or I can celebrate that thorns have roses.”

  5. A wonderful attitude to take as one begins the day…I suspect you will have a great day.;-)

    • I had a good day thanks Charles, pouring with rain but that is good too 🙂 Happy it’s Friday, it’s been a crazy week and looking forward to have a quiet relaxing time, just pottering around the house. Hope you have a good weekend too my dear friend ~ Hugs xx

  6. Beautiful post, Amanda. We all need to be reminded that our take on the day is our own pick. You stated it so well in so many ways. We are the way we think and we think the way we choose. Thank you for sharing these words and the song was lovely, too, and fit your post perfectly. The sunrise in our own hands illustrates the words we read in your verses. Thank you again and blessings to you today and always…

  7. awesome!

  8. That’s why they say “Rise and shine!”

  9. I love, love, love this:

    Today I can cry because roses have thorns or I can celebrate that thorns have roses.

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen the sentiment behind it expressed quite so beautifully.

    Thank you!

  10. It’s still morning in my day and, coincidently, I’ve been working on changing the negatives into positives. (Rewatched the movie “The Secret” last night with some women friends). :0)

  11. i love this – yes – we have the choice – not always about life will turn out but always on how we look at things..great!

  12. Lovely lovely lovely, Amanda!! This post is very very inspiring. The way you look at things.. perfect example of a balanced mind and a grateful soul. 🙂 I’m glad to have visited your blog. Thanks a million for stopping by mine. Cheers, Punam

  13. thank you..i really needed to see this.
    i will sculpt each day with much thought , care and love from now on.

  14. Such a beautiful message that is so, so true! Gorgeous picture too!

  15. And after reading this, I will have a great day thanks!

  16. Wow, such a fantastic stream of thoughts.
    Well i will be spending my day taking on a very challenging episode 4. lol

  17. Thanks, Amanda. Love to you.

  18. i loved that photograph amanda, and the words which you have said should be remembered every day, so we can be grateful to God for this beautiful life.


  19. This is just wonderful advice for everyone and I agree and try to promote all thse with my children….you day and your LIFE are what you choose to make of it… I always tell them to ask themselves: “What can I do to make this better?” lovely post… thank you for sahring… Heartspell 🙂 🙂 🙂 xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

    • I agree, I try and live by these rules always, we have soooo much to be thankful for and have one lifetime to make it better for all those around us. Biggg Hugs my friend xoxoxoxox 🙂

  20. A wonderfully inspiring post Amanda – thanks for sharing! xx 😉

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