“This is the day the LORD has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.” – Psalm 118:24
“Each night I go to sleep I die and the next morning when I wake up I am reborn again.” —Gandhi
Each day is a gift from God, and the best way to live it is with rejoicing and gladness just like the Psalmist said. Receive this day as a special gift from heaven, an opportunity for us to be reborn and begin our lives again. If you see this day as a gift, you will treasure it, and not waste it on unproductive activities. Never allow the pains, hurdles, handicaps, and defeats of yesterday to poison your attitude towards this day. Never allow the words, actions or inactions of others to cast a pall of gloom and defeat on the entire day. This day is too precious to be wasted on thinking about the hate, jealousy and envy of others.
Sometimes it seems as if the 24 hours allotted to us each day isn’t enough to accomplish all tasks at hand, and so we tend to always be in a hurry.At the end of each day we discover that we haven’t had the time to fully enjoy and appreciate the gifts of God for us the entire day. But as Lao Tzu said; “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” Effectiveness isn’t achieved by hurrying along in life. Sometimes all we really need is to be patient and allow God to direct our steps and actions. You see everything in nature follow a predetermined time. Eliminate the hurry and anxiety that pervades your life and allow yourself to feel the natural calm of your soul. Life wasn’t created to be full of urgency, anxiety, hatred, fear, worry, and all other detrimental energies that bombard us on a daily basis. Remember that you cannot build your dream life in twenty-four hours. Be patient. Never allow your day to become so cluttered that you neglect your most important goals. Always do the best you can, enjoy this day and rest satisfied with what you have accomplished.