Every day give you an opportunity to start over

key to happinessSome people strive for perfection and I guess I have been one of them, but I now realize that my life is a work in progress and I need to take each day, as it is, do my best and always know that tomorrow I get another change to get better. When I began to think this way, I started to also sleep better. I wasn't restless thinking about all the things I didn't accomplish or the projects that still need to be completed. Learning to accept your day for what it is helps you to release your anxiety and live less stressfully.

I have also discovered that I am happy to get up in the morning with clear, new thoughts on how to accomplish my tasks and fulfill my goal for the day. By focusing on smaller tasks and mini-goals, I have been able to move easier towards my larger goals.

It is so much easier to develop the habit of taking one day at a time. Why you might ask? It saves you much stressful moments and enables you to enjoy a sense of calm and inner peace, which is needed for good health and personal survival. If you have a difficult time practicing this technique, then ask God, your Creator to help you -strengthen you and give you the foresight to understand the value of this message.

Many years ago a song was written by Marijohn Wilkin and Kris Kristofferson entitled: "One day at a time." It became an international hit, not because of the melody but because the words hit home to millions of people. We all know in our hearts that the words are true but some how we lack the courage and faith to live our lives in that manner. The words include: "One day at a time, sweet Jesus. That's all I'm asking from you. Just give me the strength to do every day what I have to do. Yesterday's gone, sweet Jesus. And tomorrow may never be mine. Lord, help me today. Show me the way. One day at a time"

tranquility imageMaybe you should start to say those words every day to yourself until the time comes when they become a part of your heart, soul and memory bank. I have learned for myself that as I grow my faith and become more in tune with God, God is showing me how to manage my life in an easier and healthier way. When you try to take everything on and attempt to control your outcome, you always fall short. You are no different than me or anyone else we all need help, support and encouragement and once you discover that the answers lie with the power of God, your life will shift and your greatness will be revealed to you. When we truly believe that there is a Force greater than man and surrender to His loving embrace we are shown that all things are possible to those who believe. Try to live one day at a time and then you will see the love and mercy of God shine forth in your life.

St. Augustine once said, "Entrust the past to God's mercy, the present to his love and the future to his divine providence." Amen.

Joan Marie Ambrose -- Author, Creative Writer, Motivational Speaker

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Blog Date: 
Monday, June 23, 2014