Today I can complain because the weather is rainy,
Or I can be thankful that my garden is getting watered for free.
Today I can feel sad that I don’t have more money, or I can be glad that my finances
encourage me to plan my purchases wisely and guide me away from waste.
Today I can grumble about my health, or I can rejoice that I am alive.
Today I can lament over all I didn’t have whilst growing up,
Or I can feel grateful for not being spoilt.
Today I can whine because roses have thorns, or I can celebrate that thorns have roses.
Today I can mourn my lack of friends, or I can excitedly embark upon a quest to discover new relationships.
Today I can be annoyed because I have to go to work, or I can appreciate that I have a job to do.
Today I can complain because I have to go to class,
Or I can eagerly open my mind and fill it with rich new tidbits of knowledge.
Today I can murmur dejectedly because I have chores and housework to do,
Or I can feel honoured because I have a shelter for my mind, body, and soul.
Today stretches ahead of me, waiting to be shaped, and I am the sculptor who gets to do the shaping.
Today, my attitude is the difference.
I get to choose what kind of day I will have.
*Author unknown, edited. Image via Pinterest.