Today is A Gift

five_gifts“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.” ~ Bil Keane

Today is Friday! I know everyone is happy on Friday…. we wake up happy knowing it’s Friday because we are almost to the weekend. Isn’t it funny how everyone is happy at work on Fridays?

BUT WHAT IF…… that’s the question I want to pose today. What if……we woke up happy everyday? What if ….. we realized today is a gift.  A gift that is handed to us when we open our eyes each and every morning. Some people aren’t given this gift this morning. I know and you know it is possible to change how you look at things. It’s a choice we make. When you open your eyes, give thanks!

Here’s what I think we should say.. or something close to this –

 I am so blessed to have this gift today. Thank you so much. Please use me to show love and kindness to everyone who comes my way today. Help me to make good choices and use me is a positive way.

I am grateful, humbled and happy to begin this day.

Now don’t you think this would make a difference each and every day if our attitude were different. I know it would!!

****** Today isn’t promised to us – it truly is a gift.*****

Love and Grateful for my Gift!

Deanna

Life Lesson …. Love Freely

Law-of-Attraction-and-Love-Relationships“Love is always patient and kind. It is never jealous. Love is never boastful or conceited. It is never rude or selfish. It does not take offense and is not resentful. Love takes no pleasure in other people’s sins, but delights in the truth. It is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope, and to endure whatever comes.”
Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember

I can’t say enough about loving others freely and not expecting anything in return. It has taken me some time to get to this point, but I wished I’d known more about love when I was younger. I wonder if I’d had a mentor to teach me the different stages of love, whether that would have given me some insight earlier in my years. I don’t know if that would have made a difference or not. Maybe that kind of wisdom comes in time.

Our schools teach sex education why not teach a class on Dating 101, Love 201, and Marriage 301? I’m sure the kids would roll their eyes on some things, but you know if it’s taught well, I bet some of it would sink in or at the very least plant a seed in their minds. I believe that would be a good start. If all we are teaching is sex education, guess what? That’s what their focus will be on as their hormones are high during this time. I think we should be preparing them for one of the biggest decisions they will make in their lifetime – who to marry.

My parents didn’t talk about love but my mom did have the “talk” about sex with me. I wish I’d talked to my kids more about love but I didn’t think I could give advise on something I’d made mistakes at. What I realize now is that in making bad choices, I became more knowledgeable and wiser.

You can love and care about people freely without asking for something in return. And one day you will find that one you FALL IN LOVE with. You should be able to be best friends, talk about anything and everything without ever feeling they will use it against you later, and share your hearts desires and dreams so you can help each other reach them together. When someone loves you, they want the very best for you. They don’t ever want to hurt you. There will be ups and down in any relationship, but love and respect for one another will be the glue that binds you. Always start with friendship because you never want to loose your best friend.

Love, and wishing the best for you,

Deanna