Today is the Day

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Good morning.

Today is an unusual day; a day you don’t get very often.

Today you get to start over.

Today is the day that starts with many of your Yes’s being No’s and many of your No’s being Yes’s.

Today is the day you begin breaking habits, and creating new ones.

Don’t underestimate the importance of today.

If you’ve resolved to read a chapter in a book every day, today is the day to start.

If you’ve resolved to pray every day this year, then do it. Today.

Five years from now, you have the chance to look back and see a clear line drawn in the sand of time and you can say, “I haven’t smoked since the last day of 2013. 2014 was the start of my best year ever.”

If you’ve resolved to exercise this year, today is the day to start.

Because if you don’t, you likely never will.

Today is the day to say no to what you said yes to yesterday.

No to the carbs, to too much TV, to porn, to sarcastic comments, to bad attitudes, to cursing, to honking too much, to raising your voice in arguments, to arguing for arguing’s sake…

Today is also the day to start saying yes to what you said no to yesterday.

Yes to exercising, to smiling, to laughing, to giving, to singing, to dancing, to writing that book you’ve been meaning to write, to reading, to hugging your spouse, to hugging your kids, to counseling, to applying to better jobs, to getting those paint canvases, to starting that business…

Today is much different from yesterday.

Yesterday was the end of a long string of failures and upsets.

Today is the beginning of good choices and a better attitude.

Nothing changes over night, but change can begin in one day.

One January day.

One day like today.

Don’t miss it.

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My lovely wife and I are foster parents, dog owners, home owners, and Christians. I am a blogger, book editor, and author. On my blog you'll read about adoption, faith topics, inspirational thoughts, and a whole lotta Disney/Pixar lovin'! For the most exciting read ever, check out my suspense/adventure novel, The Man in the Box. You. Will. Love it.

30 Responses to Today is the Day

  1. Cheri L. says:

    Very well said.

  2. Nadine says:

    Very inspirational and encouraging. Happy 2014!

  3. Elaine says:

    Reblogged this on Elaine's Random Thoughts and commented:
    This morning as I was thinking about what the new year has in store for each of us and the changes in my life and what they will bring, I read this blog post. The title says so much—“Today is the Day!” I cannot think of better words to use than the ones this author uses. Happy New Year!

  4. mjmsprt40 says:

    Why wait that long? Waiting until January 1 to make important changes in your life could be letting many opportunities slip right through your fingers.

    “Today is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it”..

    I know, I know– January 1 is the traditional day we make resolutions– but never let that stop you, regardless of what day the calendar says it is.

  5. Reblogged this on Nicole Starbuck and commented:
    My thoughts exactly!

  6. I like your blank slate photo — I was going to do that as well, but you beat me to it! Sigh…:-)

  7. Well said, great thoughts, thank you for the encouragement.

  8. Great post! Have a healthy, blessed New Year!

  9. I love the post!
    Happy new year!

  10. WOW. I am going to reblog this post on my blog, SpeakListenPrayDontBeStupid. I discovered you blog through another blogger’s post … a blogger that had gone on to my blog. I followed up and saw your blog represented by a picture … I had this idea that I was supposed to visit you blog. This is great post, and that is why I want to reblog it. I hope for God’s best with the foster home ministry. Over the last 17 years, I have worked with at-risk adolescents for a little more than 7 of those years. Many of these kiddos live in group homes and foster homes. Its been a wild ride. Also, good fortune on our book. Peace to your family, T

  11. nikute101 says:

    very encouraging, feel quite motivated

  12. Y. Prior says:

    really nice take on the new year’s day freshness and the chance “to start over” – well said!

  13. Lisa McAfee says:

    Reblogged this on Schoolmarm Ohio and commented:
    Even though this was posted January 1, this article is a great reminder for today. You can begin again no matter what the date. His mercies are new every morning!

  14. Lisa McAfee says:

    This is a great word. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. His mercies are new every morning! I reblogged it on schoolmarmohio.com.

  15. Reblogged this on quirkywritingcorner and commented:
    Each day is a new chance to do those things you keep putting off or never found time to do.

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