“Thank God every morning when you get up that you have something to do that day, which must be done, whether you like it or not.” ~ James Russell Lowell …
I find this to be the perfect line of thought to help foster an environment that is conducive to sparking that glorious fire of inspiration within us each day. After all, we are alive! We just awoke to another day full of opportunity! Nothing could be more deserving of our gratitude and praise. And here we have available to us the opportunity–and ability–to make a difference in this world. Today, we can improve our life or the lives of those around us, and we can find personal fulfillment and growth in our interactions and accomplishments throughout the day.
In contrast to humbly working on our awareness in life by spending time in solitude and reflection, today, we hear that we, too, have some responsibilities before us–responsibilities that call us to action. Having been born into this world, we have the duty to be a necessary and productive part of it. This is a call to action–it means that we are not to sit by idly in life, but to help to contribute to our brothers and sisters who, like us, are doing their best in life to get by.
Like a rechargeable battery, spend the time necessary to build yourself up and to re-focus your energy. And once you are charged up, do your thing as best you can. We all need each other to be fully present in life–to learn from one another, to teach one another, to give and to take from each other, and to be a beneficial part of the lives in which we touch.
Resolve, with enthusiasm, to complete all the tasks required of you today.
Questions to consider:
What are some of the benefits of having necessary tasks for the day ahead of us?
What are some of the positive contributions that our interactions with others have on their lives? On ours?
In what ways can you contribute to humanity and the world around you today?
For further thought:
“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