TODAY

Today is the day in which to be glad,
Knowing that lifeís good far outweighs its bad;
Let thanks and rejoicing from your heart spring;
You never know what tomorrow will bring. 

Make every minute of todayís hours count;
Let no challenge be too great to surmount;
Seize opportunities lest they take wing;
You never know what tomorrow will bring.

Do everything you do with all your might;
Tasks done with half-heart are never done right;
Do them today, with will unwavering;
You never know what tomorrow will bring.

Be troubled not by someoneís unkind word,
Nor let your joy by gossip be deterred;
Bury in today criticismís sting;
You never know what tomorrow will bring.

Donít make pessimism part of your style;
Todayís full of things meant to make you smile;
Donít to failures and disappointments cling;
You never know what tomorrow will bring.

In all you do, make your efforts well placed,
For time is a gift too precious to waste;
Do something today worth remembering;
You never know what tomorrow will bring. 

Donít put off appreciating your friends,
And forgiving hurts, and making amends,
And losing grudges youíve been harboring;
You never know what tomorrow will bring.

Lay up prayers today for tomorrowís tests;
Put them in Godís hands, Heíll do the rest;
You can ever be sure of this one thing:
He always knows what tomorrow will bring.

Be your own person, with God in control;
He gave you a mind to go with your soul,
So donít be Satanís puppet on a string,
You and God choose what tomorrow will bring.
                                         
©2007 J. G. Braddock Sr.

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