Are you grateful this morning? Do you care?

I get a daily feed of graphics that are supposed to be used in my real estate business and most usually end up in posted to my Facebook real estate business page.

This morning I got a graphic that just begged to be posted here. I mean, how true is this?  

If you wake up in the morning grateful that God has given you another day, it will be a great day. If, on the other hand, you wake up in dread of facing another day, it will probably end up being a dreadful day.

Be thankful to God for another opportunity to do some good while you are alive and dedicate yourself to making the most of the day. That doesn’t mean that you need to run around doing good deeds all day; however, it does mean that you need to do the best that you can all day, whether at work, at home or at play.

Probably the most important thing that you can do today to be your best comes from the post to the Jack’s Winning Words blog today  – “The main thing is to care.  Care very hard, even it is only a game you are playing.”  (tennis great Billie Jean King)

You must care about life. You must care what you are doing and how you are spending your time here on earth. You must care about others, your feelings for them and their feelings about you. You must care about your impact on the environment and the world around you. You must become more aware and you must care for the things that you become aware of. If you care about these things, you will be grateful that you have another day to enjoy them and to be the best that you can be. Not to care is to cease to exist, even if you ae still alive.

Once you care about the people and things, you become grateful that God has given you another day and it becomes easy and natural to want to do better, to care more and not to waste the day. Perhaps one of the principles of the medical profession could serve as a good starting point for caring – to do no harm. It is easy to move from that principle to caring about doing good.

So, in your morning prayers, start with being grateful to God for giving you another day. Ask God for the courage, the strength and the perseverance to make the most of the day. Ask God to help you care about others and about what goes on during the day. Once you refocus from caring only about yourself onto caring about others and the world around you, your life becomes rich with meaning, and you will find even more things to be grateful for tomorrow.

Are you grateful this morning? Do you care?

Have a grateful and caring week ahead. You’ll have a greater life.

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