Here is your Friday story,

Today I Will Make A Difference

Today I will make a difference. I will begin by controlling my thoughts. A person is the product of his thoughts. I want to be happy and hopeful. Therefore, I will have thoughts that are happy and hopeful. I refuse to be victimized by my circumstances. I will not let petty inconveniences such as stoplights, long lines, and traffic jams be my masters. I will avoid negativism and gossip. Optimism will be my companion, and victory will be my hallmark. Today I will make a difference.

I will be grateful for the twenty-four hours that are before me. Time is a precious commodity. I refuse to allow what little time I have to be contaminated by self-pity, anxiety, or boredom. I will face this day with the joy of a child and the courage of a giant. I will drink each minute as though it is my last. When tomorrow comes, today will be gone forever. While it is here, I will use it for loving and giving. Today I will make a difference.

I will not let past failures haunt me. Even though my life is scarred with mistakes, I refuse to rummage through my trash heap of failures. I will admit them. I will correct them. I will press on. Victoriously. No failure is fatal. It's OK to stumble...I will get up. It's OK to fail...I will rise again. Today I will make a difference.

I will spend time with those I love. My spouse, my children, my family. A man can own the world but be poor for the lack of love. A man can own nothing and yet be wealthy in relationships. Today I will spend at least five minutes with the significant people in my world. Five quality minutes of talking or hugging or thanking or listening. Five undiluted minutes with my mate, children, and friends.

Today I will make a difference.

Max Lucado
From On The Anvil
Copyright (Tyndale Publishing, 1985) Max Lucado, Used by Permission
With more than 28 million books in print, Max Lucado has touched millions with his signature storytelling writing style. Awards and accolades follow Max with each book he writes. You can visit his web site at:

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Bob Proctor


Janet Gardner said...

Hi Christine,
This is beautiful, thanks for sharing,
Take Care,
Janet :)

February 28, 2009 at 1:30 PM
Chrisy said...

Admirable philisophy with beautiful graphics...

March 1, 2009 at 2:33 AM
Anonymous said...

my first time back in awhile. love your posts, glad to see ur still at it!!!

March 1, 2009 at 6:28 PM said...

Hello Janet :) I *LOVED* this as well.
Have a wonderful day!

Cheers & Hugs!

March 2, 2009 at 4:43 PM said...

Hello Chrisy :) Thank you kindly,I appreciate your kindness and for sharing. Hope to see you again.


March 2, 2009 at 4:45 PM said...

Greetings Rob :) Appreciate the visit.


March 2, 2009 at 4:45 PM
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