As I sit at here at my computer on this rainy Tuesday morning, I have my green tea and yogurt at my side with the Dallas String Quartet playing on my iPod. I can see a faint light in the distance of what will soon be the sunrise. I can’t help but be thankful to my Creator for making every day to be a fresh start. Yesterday is over, and today we get to begin again. As of right now we all have a clean slate.
What we choose to do with this new day will vary greatly. Some, like me, will be at work. Some will be leaving for vacation while others may be home sick. Today will be a day of excitement for many but a day of sorrow for others.
We all remember days that we felt like we were on top of the world, and then there are days we felt like the world was on top of us. Today will be many things; my hope is that, no matter what today brings, I will be a better man because of it.
I doubt anyone woke up this morning planning to have a bad day, but if they did, what would it look like? I would imagine they would plan to stay up later than they should the night before and wake up late the next morning. They would of coarse grab a wrinkled shirt because they would have planned not to iron it. Breakfast would be out of the question. They would then probably have planned to let their car be on empty so that they would have to get gas while they were already running late. When they finally arrived at the office, they would already be behind because they had planned the day before not to finish up their paper work. To me, this would be the perfect start for someone planning to have a bad day.
While I have never known anyone to purposefully plan to have a bad day. I have on more than one occasion started my day exactly like that. Is there really a difference?
Benjamin Franklin once said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”
By not making the proper provisions to get the rest I need and by not preparing for the next day, I have in essence planned to potentially have a bad day.
I am by no means the person who is always prepared. I am nowhere close. I have gotten better though, and that is what we should all be striving towards.
Proverbs 6:6-8 says, “Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. Without having any chief, officer, or ruler, she prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest.”
If an ant can do it, so can we. I hope you all have a great day. If not, plan a better tomorrow.