Saturday, February 18, 2012


Today, when I awoke, I suddenly realized
that this is the best day of my life, ever!
There were times when I wondered if
I would make it to today; but I did!

And because I did I'm going to celebrate!
Today, I'm going to celebrate what an
unbelievable life I have had so far:
the accomplishments, the many blessings,
and, yes, even the hardships because
they have served to make me stronger.

I will go through this day with my
head held high, and a happy heart.
I will marvel at God's seemingly simple gifts:
the morning dew, the sun, the clouds, the trees,
the flowers, the birds.
Today, none of these miraculous creations
will escape my notice.

Today, I will share my excitement for life
with other people. I'll make someone smile.

I'll go out of my way to perform an
unexpected act of kindness
for someone I don't even know.
Today, I'll give a sincere compliment to
someone who seems down.

I'll tell a child how special he/she is,
and I'll tell someone I love
just how deeply I care for her and
how much she means to me.

Today is the day I quit worrying about
what I don't have and start
being grateful for all the wonderful things
God has already given me.
I'll remember that to worry is just a waste of time
because my faith in God
ensures everything will be just fine.

And tonight, before I go to bed,
I'll go outside and raise my eyes to the heavens.
I will stand in awe at the beauty of the stars and the moon,
and I will praise God for these magnificent treasures.

As the day ends and I lay my head down on my pillow,
I will thank the Almighty for the best day of my life.
And I will sleep the sleep of a contented child,
excited with expectation
because I know tomorrow is going to be
the best day of my life, ever!

Copyright Gregory M. Lousignont, Ph.D.

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