Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books – especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day. –John Wooden
We have one chance to make the most of each day.
We’ll never get the opportunity to live this day again.
I know. I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know.
But friend, sometimes we forget. We get caught up in life, the ups and the downs. We get stuck at the bottom or on the top of the roller coaster. Other times we get sidetracked and get off course.
Schedules get busy. Bills come in. Some months there’s more month than money. We meet ourselves coming and going.
But making the most of each day doesn’t have to be complicated. A few simple things can make all the difference.
Ways we can be about making the most of each day:
Smiling lifts our moods and spirits. Even if we have to force it at first. Keep smiling. It’s contagious, as you’ll find others smiling back at you.
Look for the good.
No matter what happens in our day, try to find the good. It might not be easy to do, but it makes all the difference. What good is coming from this? Doing so helps our attitudes and lifts our perspective.
Help someone else.
Who around you could use a hand? Or an encouraging word? Or who might need someone to just listen? When we reach out to others, we start a positive change reaction which can make a difference in many lives, including our own.
Do one thing for yourself.
Choose to eat healthy. Take a walk. Sit outside for a few minutes to breathe in the fresh air. Make your favorite meal. Curl up with a good book. Take a nap. When we take some time to do something for ourselves, we fill ourselves back up.
Look around and be thankful for what we see/hear/experience. We each have so much to be thankful for. When our hearts are filled with gratitude, the day is brighter, our steps are lighter, our attitudes are filled with joy.
What are some other ways we can be about making the most of each day?
Today’s a good day to begin!