What Would You Like To Do Today?
Choices are ours to make, if we will....
Looking forward to today and beyond....
First choice to make: Make more money, or have more time for yourself?
Eat some truly delicious food, or watch your weight and nutrition?
Do a loving act for the person you love most of all in this world, or buy a lottery ticket (or two)?
Find some time to read a spiritual thought, or catch up on the latest fashions or sports news?
Ignore all politics for the day, or sign up to do something supporting your favorite candidate?
Subscribe to a new magazine or newspaper, or cancel the ones you never seem to have time to read?
Organize a foolproof system for paying bills on time, or figure out a good way to cut the interest you are currently paying?
Take a scenic drive around town or out in the country, or get the car serviced so you know it is properly maintained?
Do some spur-of-the-moment shopping, or research local sales for things you can buy today “on special”?
Take someone to see a popular movie neither of you have seen, or visit a local bookstore or library for a new book you have wanted to read?
Start or add to a personal journal or diary, or communicate with someone you have almost lost touch with?
Clean or shine a pair of your shoes, or do a load of laundry?
Take a photograph of something you find lovely, or add to or start an interesting collection?
Treat a co-worker to lunch/dinner, or do an anonymous kind act for someone who will never guess it was you?
Take a different route to work, or find someone you can carpool with?
Buy some new clothing to wear to a future event, or donate some used clothing you no longer wear?
Send some flowers to a shut-in, or buy a new CD or video?
Attend a public function/event for the first time, or have a quiet and peaceful night at home?
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Every day we have our “mental list” of “I wish I might…….today.” And, sometimes we even have a written “To Do” list. Modern life is hectic. Technology has allowed us to “squeeze in” more activities each day, and to add constantly to the “I should….” or the “I must….” lists for the day, the week, the month, even the year. Whose birthday or anniversary is coming up next? Now a well-kept computer program will instantly cough up the answer, but then you will need to select a gift, write a note, or send a card. Some things are just expected of us.
On the other hand, we can often choose how we fill some part of each day. It is those free moments and free choices which will determine what the day, the week, the month, and the year ahead will really be like....maybe even the rest of our life.
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