………  by ric justiss

Today, when I awoke, I suddenly realized that this is
the best day of my life, ever!

There were times when I wondered if I would make it to
today; but I did! And because I did, I'm going to celebrate!
Today I'm going to celebrate what an unbelievable life I
have had so far; the accomplishments, the many
blessings, and yes, even the hardships (what a year this has been.)

I will live this day with my head held high and a happy heart. I will take time to marvel at
God's seemingly simple gifts, the morning dew, the sun, the clouds, the trees, the flowers,
and the birds. Today, none of these miraculous creations will escape my notice.

Today I will share my excitement for life with other people. I'll make someone smile. I'll go out
of my way to perform an act of kindness for someone I don't even know. Today I'll give a
word of encouragement to someone who seems down.

I'll pay someone a sincere compliment. I'll tell a child how special they are. And I'll tell
someone I love, just how deeply I care for them and how much they mean to me.

Today is the day I quit worrying about what I don't have, and start being grateful for all the
wonderful things God has already given me. I'll remember that to worry is just a waste of
time, because my faith in God and His divine plan ensures everything will be just fine.

And tonight, before I go to bed, I'll take a stroll outside and raise my eyes to the heavens. I
will stand in awe at the beauty of the stars and the moon and the majesty of the universe and
I will praise God and offer worship to my God for these magnificent treasures. As the day
ends and I lay my head down, I will thank the Almighty for the best day of my life. And I will
sleep the sleep of a contented child, and yet excited with expectation, because I know
tomorrow is going to be the best day of my life, ever!

Love you all, Ric

August 27, 2010
Just My Opinion