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What Would You Like To Do Today?

Updated on June 19, 2012

Choices are ours to make, if we will....

Sometimes "peace and quiet" is called for.
Sometimes "peace and quiet" is called for. | Source

Looking forward to today and beyond....

First choice to make: Make more money, or have more time for yourself?

More choices:

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.


© 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      ImKarn23: Only worry about "tinges" if they get worse. Chances are you have already forgotten that one. It's the endless, pointless drift we might well be guilty of at times, and that means life is so humdrum as to lack the excitement which urges us on the the next true adventure. Life is full of challenges we either ignore or look forward to. I choose the latter. How about you?

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      why am i feeling a tinge of guilt, Perspy? lol

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      cherylone: The mind is a marvellous thing. Given half a chance it can decide what are the important goals of its owner (on loan from God, of course) and map out a path for achieving those goals, then relegate everything else to the "not so important pile," and rest itself while knowing it has performed its own most important function!

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      Cheryl Simonds 5 years ago from Connecticut

      Nice way to put things into perspective. We often have far more choices than we know, the trick is to recognize the choices before we fall into the same old rut. Nice HUB.

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      mackyi: I did "the graveyard shift" for a few years to be home with the kids summer and holidays when they were growing up. The needed sleep was sometimes interrupted by the happy swims and in-the-pool-bucking-bronco-rides the three still remember with happiness. I referred to those tangentially today.

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Mhatter99: Sadly some of our veterans (and elderly like you and me) might have to one day settle for taking the wheelchair out for a spin, but your thoughts are taking you in the right direction.

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      mackyi 5 years ago

      It's really a good idea for us to plan our day, even though sometimes we may have to alter our plans. Because I mostly work at night, I am always trying to catch up on some sleep during the day. Thanks for giving me something to think about. Also, great pictures!

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      Martin Kloess 6 years ago from San Francisco

      just going for a walk, again, would be something.


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