What Can Make A Difference In MY Life?
Whither the weather?
Cloudy or sunny,
My spirit sours or soars, seeks
Partly sunny days.
In reality, I pretty much determine what kind of a day I will have each day.
The weather may be gloomy or bright, but I can see what the weather is like, and I can adjust my perspective accordingly. The weather can cause me to take an umbrella, but I can turn it upside down for each day's pennies from heaven.
Some things about perspectives are important.
I can perceive that I am capable of finding my own way, and my own purpose for living.
I can perceive that my life can make a difference in meeting my own needs and the needs of others.
I can perceive that how I deal with problems can influence how each day will progress.
I can perceive that I am capable of making decisions that will make each day more meaningful.
Balancing my needs and my wants can bring me greater balance.
If I write down my goals and regularly reflect on them, I can see myself progressing.
I can adjust some of my day's activities to my energy level for that day.
I can budget some of my time so that I better meet my work, family, and personal needs.
I can make time to recognize and celebrate the humor in each day, to smile more than I frown.
I can cultivate positive friendships that add to my life and give my friendship to others.
I can treat myself to the exams and lifestyle that keep me as healthy as I can be.
I can pursue thoughts that can give a deeper meaning to my life.
I can celebrate using my special blessings and talents.
I can accomplish meeting daily goals that better satisfy my lifetime goals.
I can devote a portion of each day to doing things that give me pleasure and satisfaction.
I can embrace each day's opportunities to grow and mature in meaningful ways.
I can become a better listener, using my ears and mouth in their given ratio.
I can take reasoned risks to further my ultimate goals.
I can choose the worthwhile lives of others as examples I can follow.
Making realistic progress requires my honest self-appraisal.
I can look myself in the mirror each night before going to sleep and give myself a realistic "score" for the day that is passing. I will know where I have fallen short, where I have succeeded, and what I need to do to make tomorrow an even better day than today has been; and, I can resolve to do just that.
What will tomorrow bring?
© 2015 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.
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