July 12, 2015
Every day, once we wake up in the morning, we receive a new gift wrapped with a lot of new surprises awaiting us, new challenges, new duties, new responsibilities and so on. The way we open the gift wrapper decides how well the gift remains, whether it remains intact or get damaged.
Each day is indeed a wonderful gift from God, provided, we accept it whole-heartedly and make the best possible use of it. No human being is perfect on this universe but we do have some inbuilt talents which we need to identify and recognize. Each one of us is unique and special. All we need to do is to believe in ourselves and at the same time rely on God’s unique plans for us. Jennifer Lopez has very beautifully quoted, “There are all ideals about what is perfect and what is beautiful and what is smart, but the most appealing thing is, that which is me is nobody else.”
We may sometimes fail to recognize what we are capable of. But, we must never lose hope, pray to God and wait for the right moment. A word of appreciation and encouragement from others may also help us to identify our unique talents. We may not receive everything on the same day. Therefore, we must learn to be content with whatever we have and treasure every new day that we come across just like we preserve the gifts given by our loved ones.
An American author Augustine “Og” Mandino II has beautifully explained the importance of each day saying, “Each day is a special gift from God, and while life may not always be fair, you must never allow the pains, hurdles and handicaps of the moment to poison your attitude and plans for yourself and your future. You can never win when you wear the ugly cloak of self-pity, and the sour sound of whining will certainly frighten away any opportunity for success.”
We must never consider a new day as a burden but thank God for having given us this day. The baseball player Eric Davis says, “Blessings can come in a number of ways. The Lord doesn’t give you what you want, the Lord gives you what you need.” We must thereby never be discouraged, trust in God’s plans and try to identify the blessings that God has given us.
Fear must never become a hurdle in our path. We, as human beings tend to make mistakes unknowingly. We must not worry about it as every mistake teaches us a new lesson. Even the previous day’s mistakes must not dishearten us and prevent us from enjoying God’s precious gift to the fullest as Coulton E. Knox has told us, “Let not the mistake of yesterday nor the fear of tomorrow spoil the day.”
Sometimes, we might come across people who try to discourage us and create barriers in our path. But, we must not step backwards. Bono has very clearly quoted, “Whenever you see darkness, there is extraordinary opportunity for the light to burn brighter.” Hence, we need to be very quick in grabbing all the opportunities that knock the door since we never know if we would get a second chance.
An unknown author has beautifully quoted, “Always believe something beautiful is going to happen. Even with all the ups and downs, never take a day for granted. Smile, cherish the little things and remember to hug the ones you really love.”
Therefore, we must never forget to consider each day a new gift, be thankful to God, remember that the best is yet come and keep in mind that all of us can make a difference.
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