A New Day

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”  Eleanor Roosevelt

Today is a new day unlike any other.  Today is not yesterday nor can it be tomorrow. Yesterday’s problems may have lingered into today but you’ve got a fresh shot at dealing with them.  If for no other reason than this should we be glad to greet the sunrise each morning.  I do admit that I’m not a morning person, so I’m still learning how to greet the sunrise myself, but as I get older each day seems to take on more significance and I feel the desire growing to make each day count.

Wife of FDR, Eleanor Roosevelt was often outspoken and an advocate for many.  She was known for being active and involved in life with and without her husband.  History tells us that her life, though active, was not without sadness or struggles.  It could not have been easy for her in the mid 1900’s to be an active and outspoken woman, yet she was.  I won’t bore you with more details if you’re not a history person, but suffice it to say she had guts and truly believed in the renewing of strength and courage with each new day.

2013 gives us many privileges, gifts and opportunities.  I might even go so far as to assume that 95% of the adult population of the world could be a resounding success and have their basic needs more than cared for if they should try.   Everyone has something that could keep them in bed, but many choose to get out, or make the best of it anyway.

Will you choose to live today with the strength that this new day brings you or will you pass on it saying that the problems of yesterday are too great and that strength is not enough to even attempt the first step?  You don’t have to finish the whole race today, you know.  You just have to take the first step.  What will your choice be?

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