In This Day

By Robert Perks
from "The Flight of a Lifetime!"

I choose living not just for the sake of passing time.

I choose to take advantage of the milli-seconds between my breath
and my sigh.

In this day I will grasp hold of the moments I lost so many times
before as harsh words rolled off my tongue penetrating the ears and
hearts of those whom I wanted to hurt and did.

In this day I will make up for time lost by living between my
thoughts and my actions.  I will live up to my potential which,
through G-d's Grace is unlimited.

In this day I will help someone else find the greatest gift of
all-himself.  While we spend our lives in pursuit of success	and
happiness, we have within ourselves all that we will ever need from
the moment of conception until our last breath.

In this day I will acknowledge that I am a magnificent creation
capable of the greatest accomplishments.  I am one of a kind.  Never
before in the history of human existence and never again will there
be another me. I have a purpose, a mission, and with that a
responsibility to fulfill my goals.  The key to success is in
"knowing" and "believing" that I can, then purposefully taking
action.  The "knowing" is the small voice you hear deep within that
gives direction.  It sparks the dreams and softens the indignant
blows that life throws at us.  It is the spirit of our being
connected to the Great Power.  It never goes away, although many
spend a lifetime trying to block it out.  "Believing" comes once we
have accepted that self esteem is not an ego trip but a verification
that you are a living miracle created by G-d.  Although we are all
capable of grand accomplishments that can change the world, we can
all succeed at various levels none less important than the next. 
Some listen more intently to the inner voice and act upon their
beliefs.  Others cautiously follow, taking life step by step. Even
those who do not heed the call serve a purpose.  They often serve as
the best friend, the parent, the neighbor, who ignites the spark in
others bound for greater goals.

In this day I will celebrate as if it was my birthday and 24 hours
was my gift.  I will treasure the sunrise, and save the light in my
hand for darkened days.  I will fill my lungs to capacity with the
sweet smell of life and consume the colors that surround me like a
meal fit for a king.  I will taste the reds and yellows of the
flowers, and bathe in the blues and greens of the sky and grass.  At
the end of the day, in the darkest hours, my soul will light the way
to rest in the satisfaction of knowing I did not waste a morsel.

Then on my last day on this earth I will leave filled with joy to a
better place, knowing that I have served my purpose and completed my
mission.  I will leave behind my energy that will disperse into every
rock, tree and molecule.  I will become a part of the color, the
light, the breath of life for others to consume.  I will not wither
to the ground as a failure, and serve as a pathway. I will rise with
the sun to bring joy forever to those who will dream after me.

I am important.  

I am successful.  

I am G-d's creation!  

I am alive!

"I believe in YOU!"

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