Each Day is a New Gift

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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Comment on this article

  • anita britto, Mangalore/Auckland

    Sun, Aug 23 2015

    Beautiful thoughts expressed so well, Priyanka. Enjoyed your previous article as well and looking forward to read a lot more from you.

  • Anp, Blore

    Tue, Jul 14 2015

    What is perfect cannot become imperfect, so humans must have been created imperfect. What is perfect cannot create anything imperfect, so God must be imperfect to have created these imperfect humans. A perfect God who creates imperfect humans is impossible.

  • Anp, Blore

    Mon, Jul 13 2015

    1) God gives man freewill. We shouldnt Judge God based on what man does with his freewill!
    -A natural disaster has no freewill and there is nothing man can do with his freewill against an earthquake (except run/help survivors)
    -An omniscient God can not give freewill. Such a God knows everything- what will happen and when it will happen- predetermination!

    2) God is punishing the wicked (Gays destroy society false argument )
    -Worse things even happen to those people who worship him and innocent children.
    -An earthquake doesnt care if you are good or bad.
    -Such a God can not be just. Why not Judge people individually rather than kill indiscriminately with floods and disaters?

    3)God is doing in for a greater good! We are not omnipotent and so we can't judge
    -Really? God couldnt find a better way of achieving the greater good than to let children drown in a tsunami
    -Greater good for who? The societies ravaged by earthquakes? The dead victims?

  • Joe Britto, Nakre/Bangalore

    Mon, Jul 13 2015

    Great Article Priyaka ! THANKS
    Today's world needs such philosophical ideas in order to survive and overcome the daily ordeals.
    Past they say is a History
    Future a Mystery
    Present is indeed a PRESENT which should be treasured !

  • John DSouza, Mangaluru

    Mon, Jul 13 2015

    Congratulations Priyanka
    Each day is a new gift and Dreams can come true are your excellent articles of wisdom
    Almighty God is the potter and humans are mud vessels.
    Each human is a momentary actor and the role is given by the creator.
    Good and bad are dishes on table, we have the privilege to choose.
    Neither we can question God nor authorised to judge others, but only can love them.
    Poor suffer due to hard rock treasures of rich.
    Keep up the writing of inspiration and encouragement, good luck

  • ANP, Blore

    Mon, Jul 13 2015

    P.Q. Answer this
    “Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.
    Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
    Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
    Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?”
    ― Epicurus

  • Prabhu, Blor

    Mon, Jul 13 2015

    Two hands working can do more than a thousand clasped in prayer." Anonymous
    Why do so many sleep hungry and awake hungrier ?
    Many sleep poor and wake up poorer ?
    So many sick who don't wake up a at all ?
    Where are their gifts or have they gone to the wrong persons ?
    You are not a creation of god your are a pro creation if not you would have the genes of god not your parents !

  • Lucy Rodrigues, Moodubelle/Mumbai

    Mon, Jul 13 2015

    Great article. I liked it so much. Really worth reading. Thanks a lot.

  • Molly, Abu Dhabi

    Mon, Jul 13 2015

    Wow, this article is so beautiful Priyanka, worth reading it again and again especially when one is sad and down with sorrow. Thank you so Dear.

  • Anp, Blore

    Sun, Jul 12 2015

    “When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity. When many people suffer from a delusion it is called a Religion.”
    ― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen

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