Today is a gift; unwrap it with care as you share with others. It will continue to provide if you are wise. ~B.Yoho
Authors spend many hours filling blank pages with words they hope will inspire, engage, create feelings, promote innovation, and so much more. It is through this work they desire feedback to validate and encourage them to continue to produce more for us to consume and enjoy.
Do you have a favorite author, quote, or individual who provides the spark you need to lift you? Have you ever considered yourself as an individual who does that for someone else? Another question, do you provide opportunities for others to share their words of wisdom?
My life journey has given me opportunities to recognize the importance of every day. I have always said today is a gift be careful about how you unwrap it. Students would look at me with a puzzled look. When they did, this allowed me to explain my thought. It goes like this:
This morning when you woke up, it was your gift to start the day. Maybe it greeted you with bright sunlight, new snow, or dark rain clouds. Right then, you had a choice in how you were going to begin to unwrap your day. Everything is about the choices you make. We have no control of the weather, but we do control how we react. So do you greet with a smile to breakthrough any clouds, a frown to block out the sunlight, or tears to add to the muddy pathways?
How you start to unwrap your day helps to keep it going smoothly! Have you ever had a gift with too much tape or hard to get open? Some days are just like those gifts! So you tackle those with additional tools to help you make adjustments. Sometimes you ask for help, look at it from a different angle, or take a break and deep breath to try again.
The most important thing to remember is, this day is your gift. You can control the choices you make today because they can help or hurt tomorrow’s gift.
Then I always summed up my story with my famous phrase they could all repeat. You can choose to be part of the problem or part of the solution, the choice is always mine to make.
It is my hope people will begin to share with me, connect with me, and I can help lift them. I believe we have great leaders, teachers, and children. I want to help with the mindset of we can.