Monday, July 19, 2010

Today Can -And Should - Be the First Day of the Rest of Your Life

Image by Raphael Castello400px-So_Many_People

I know you’ve heard the saying, “Today is the first day of the rest of your life.” Like me, you’ve probably heard it so many times you’ve not taken the time to consider the meaning.

Let’s flip the coin. What are you going to do today to make this day the first day of the rest of your life? What one deed will make today stand out from yesterday and every day before that? How will it ensure tomorrow will be different?

How about some suggestions:

1. Today you finish editing your manuscript.

2. Today you finally send out that query.

3. How about if you change the way you look at your spouse and/or children?

4. Maybe today should be the day you adjust your attitude toward a co-worker or a neighbor.

I could fill pages with a variety of suggestions, however the point is anyone of the decisions you make will change your life. Your life my change in a small way or it could change in a large way. Whichever you choose, go ahead and make today the first day of the rest of your life.

What have you done to see that today is a special day? What attitude adjustments have you made to ensure you maintain your focus? I would love to read your responses.


  1. Thanks for the good reminder! Everything is a choice, isn't it? Right I'm dogpaddling in a sea of both artwork and writing--and frankly, the writing is getting shuffled off into far corners. I'm feeling slightly anxious about that, but God is in control, and it looks like Now is the time to focus on other things besides writing. My choice today involves letting God take care of the timing and details of my life. If I am to be published someday, it will be in His good time!

  2. You've made the best choice: Letting God take care of the timing and details in your life. Sometimes I go days without writing. It nags at me but often can't be helped. Life has to go on whether I want to write or not. Anyway, when I do write again, I feel exhilarated.

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