Today Is Good

Monday, June 20, 2016


I was walking around this morning, trying to get a head start on some things. I decided to stop and grab a quick coffee. So I'm standing in line, the door opens, two gentlemen walk in and stand in line right behind me. They started chatting back and forth and basically one of them starts talking about how he's had a rough morning, dealt with some unfortunate things and was capping today off as a bad day. Which on the surface is pretty ordinary. We all have rough days. They're real and this happened to be one of them. But it also happened that as he said this I was looking at the clock and it wasn't even 7 AM. Now I don't know this guy's situation, it's absolutely out of my business and I have no intention of delving into it.

But internalising all of this got the gears turning at the back of my head. I'm thinking about how much of the day is left. The sun is still coming up as this conversation is happening. So I grab my coffee and walk outside. Started to think about all the reasons that today is good. Which is sort of an awkward activity at first, it's not something that we consistently walk around talking to ourselves about. But as I gave it some thought, I immediately saw the benefit.

Today is good because what I'm left of the day is directly correlated to the decisions that I make throughout the day. Think about the power in that, in itself. You know that feeling when you have a blank page to write or paint? Or there's a movie that you've been dying to see. The opening credits first come out. The first note is played at a concert. I am living that!

Today is good because it is right now. I may have had some rough decisions last week, last month, last year. But guess what, they don't exist where I am going. In fact, they don't exist at all. Maybe yesterday, but not today. They've played their part. They've provided their wisdom. Now they can disappear.

Today is good because I get the opportunity to see the sun come up. And because the time will come when that will no longer be the case.

Today is good because I have friends and family to share it with. This ridiculous ride, chock full of ups and downs and all the stuff in between. I'm not certainly capable of dissecting the meaning of life, but I know that, whatever happens to be, it's substantially better when shared, when enjoyed. And today that's what I am going to do.

Today. Is. Good.

I'd like to think that there's a lot in store down the road for me. Some of it will push me forward, some of it will cause me to stop and make adjustments. But I'll be damned if I will let it take the joy out of my day. Not today.

I have something very different in store, and I plan to see it through. I have an awesome God, I have the ability, the resources, the determination. I can't think of anything else I'd need.

So coffee in hand, here I go...

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46 comments

  1. Indeed! It is a good day.. And you have been blessed with a positive outlook in life that you can share with your writing. Keep it up! Im always proud of you!

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    1. Thank you so much Ate bem! I hope to see you soon and hang out! :)

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  2. This'd be a rough week for me. But your posts challenges me to see everyday as a new opportunity to feel blessed and to celebrate life in a rather different perspective. Such an inspiring post! :)

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    1. Thank you! Failure is success turned inside out. Hang in there, glory days is coming!

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  3. Every single day, starting tomorrow I'll have your perspectives! Thank you.

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    1. Let's practice 'Gratitude attitude' Mike

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  4. I love how you being so positive! and if ever you have a bad day, always remember it is just a bad day not a bad life after all. :)

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    1. I'll remember that Marla. Thank you :)

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  5. I have this ritual wherein after waking up in the morning the first thing I do is say a silent, "Thank you for this wonderful day." I do this too before hitting the hay, expressing gratitude for the day that passed. Gratitude is a powerful mindset to have. :) It can shape your experiences and re-shape how you feel about your past.

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    1. True, Kat! Gratitude attitude always helped, especially in times when my spirit was down. Thanks for sharing, I'll keep that in mind. :)

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  6. "I have an awesome God", the statement that made me smile. Truly, he is. ;)

    I like how you shared a part of your world in one beautifully-written story. I believe each day has its own spectacle.

    Keep sharing! ♡

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    1. He really is. Even at times when we couldn't understand why things are happening the way they are, when loads are heavy, when we feel alone.. Still, He never failed to keep us in His caring arms.

      Thanks for reading Rachael :)

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  7. Great read! Everyday must always be good. As Paulo Coelho said, “When each day is the same as the next, it's because people fail to recognize the good things that happen in their lives every day that the sun rises.”

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    1. I love Paulo Coelho! (The Alchemist and Veronica Decides TO Die are my favourites, among the rest.) Thanks for reading Jeffrey! :)

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  8. keep basking in your own sunlight and spread it with the people around u. im glad i read this. it made me feel all warm inside. thanks!

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    1. I will :)

      Thanks Niks! That means a lot.

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  9. Precisely! nothing is as good as embracing the moment of Today :)

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  10. Wise words! There is always a chance to make a bad day good by the end... and if not, there's always tomorrow!

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    1. I agree! Never give up! If it's not happy yet, then it's not the end (because.. Happy Ending. Ha-ha!)

      Thank you Laura! :)

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  11. A positive attitude is a great way to start your day and don't let anyone burst your bubble.

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    1. Nothing worked better.. Take it from Jemina. :)

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  12. I love the positive vibes you give out of this! Most always start their day grumpy. But I'm glad you're one of the few who are positive about the day a lot hehe.

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    1. I always try. Though some days are really terrible, but there's no way, but keeping forward. And if you fail, then fail forward. Right, Yrwin? :)

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  13. Everyday is a good day! Let's all look in the positive side of life 'cause we only live once! See the glass half full instead of half empty! Yey! Inspiring post there, Kev! <3

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    1. Yes, half full! Thanks for reading Aldrick! :)

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  14. Everyday is a new opportunity, what will you do with it? Sounds like you have a good idea already. Safe & happy travels!

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    1. I keep on learning daily lessons, Lisa. Thank you for reading. Safe travels! Xoxo..

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  15. Good read on a Monday, thanks!

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  16. Great post and keep up the positivity! Sounds like you have a great plan and hope it works out!

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    1. Appreciate it, Man! Thank you! Make the most out of your travels! :)

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  17. Like the famous quote "Everyday is a brand new day, much like a piece of paper needs to be filled with exciting stories!" and the coffee is a bonus. C'mon, can't start a day without a little boost :D

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    1. Lovely quote. Thank you for sharing Evan :)

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  18. Every day has the potential to be a good day! Keep up the positivity!

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    1. Exactly! Thank you, Tom. Have a great week :)

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  19. Love this positivity! This is something that I think we all need a reminder of sometimes!

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    1. Thank you, Claire! I've printed a hard copy of it and posted it on my study area. Indeed, we need to be reminded some times. :)

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  20. It's amazing what you can pick up from strangers along the way and I'm impressed that you are able to get something good out of a rant. That's a good attitude. And I agree, today is good should be everyone's mantra.

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    1. I try hard to focus on the good side of everything, it's really challenging you know. But I guess, better to try and change how you deal with things or life passes you by. Thank you for reading Marjorie!

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  21. Nice read. The fact that you start contemplating why today is a good day is already proof that its a good day. Not much people have that outlook in the morning, especially if it is monday :D

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    1. Ohhh, Monday! Ha-ha! We need to take control of our days or otherwise will.. Thanks for reading Mico! :)

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  22. "Everyday may not be good but there will always be something good everyday." Thank you for sharing :)

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  23. definitely always trying to have a good attitude has helped me make the most of my days! :)

    Sher
    www.shershegoes.com

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    1. Definitely!! Thanks for reading, Sher! :)

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