“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first thing you say to yourself?”
“What’s for breakfast?” said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?”
“I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?” said Piglet.
Pooh nodded thoughtfully. “It’s the same thing,” he said.”
- A. Milne (from Winnie the Pooh)
Do you approach each new day with dread, wondering what trials you will endure that day? Or, do you awake with the excitement of Winnie the Pooh and Piglet? Each day is a gift with which we can choose to do something honorable, exciting, helpful, courageous, fun, or kind. Or, we can let the day and its events drag us to a new low. Someone once said,
“Today is so important that I am giving up a day of my life for it – one which I can never get back.”
So, are you choosing to make today something new and exciting or do you plan to do the same things in the same way and ignore the same people that irritate you in the same way as always? Today’s challenge is to make this day special… if not for you, do it for someone else. Add value to someone’s life today. Do something today that makes a difference for someone else.
The wisdom of Pooh and Piglet apply to us, as well. Something exciting will probably happen… if we will only open our eyes and look for it. Have a splendid day!