In this day I choose living not just for the sake of passing time. I choose to take
advantage of the milli-seconds between my breath and my sigh.
In this day I will grasp hold of the moments I lost so many times before, as words
rolled off my tongue, penetrating the ears and hearts of those whom I wanted to
hurt and did.
In this day I will make up for time lost by living between my thoughts and my action.
I will live up to my potential, which through God's Grace is unlimited.
In this day I will help someone else find the greatest gift of all... While we spend our
lives in pursuit of success and happiness, we have all that we will ever need from the
moment of conception until our last breath.
In this day I will acknowledge that I am a magnificent creation capable of the greatest
accomplishments. I am one of a kind. Never before in the history of human existence and
never again will there be another me. I have a purpose, a
mission and with that a responsibility to fulfill those goals.
The key to success is in "knowing" and "believing" that I can, then purposefully
taking action. The "knowing" is the small voice you hear deep within that gives
direction. It sparks the dreams and softens the indignant blows that life throws at us.
It is the spirit of our being connected to the Great Power. It never goes away
although many spend a lifetime trying to block it out. "Believing" comes once we have
accepted that self esteem is not an ego trip but a verification that you
are a living miracle created by God.
Although we are all capable of grand accomplishments that can change the world,
we all succeed at various levels none less important than the next. Some listen intently
to the voice and act upon those beliefs. Others cautiously follow taking life step by step.
Even those who do not heed the call serve a purpose. They often serve as the best friend, the
parent, the neighbor who ignites the spark in others bound for greater goals.
In this day I will celebrate as if it was my birthday and 24 hours was my gift. I will
treasure the sunrise and save the light in my hand for darkened days. I will fill my lungs
to capacity with the sweet smell of life and consume the colors that surround me like a
meal fit for a king.
I will taste the reds and yellows of the flowers and bathe in the blues and greens of
the sky and grass. At the end of the day in the darkest hours my soul will light the way
to rest in the satisfaction of knowing I did not waste a morsel.
Then in my last day on this earth I will leave filled with joy to a better place knowing
that I have served my purpose and completed my mission. I will leave behind my energy that
will disperse into every rock and tree and molecule. I will not wither to the ground as
failure and serve as a pathway. I will rise with the sun to bring joy forever to those who
will dream after me. I am important. I am successful. I am God's creation. I am alive!
"In this day..." taken from "The Flight of a Lifetime!" a book by Robert C. Perks Copyright 1997