Give Each Day The Intensity It Deserves

18 Aug

“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”
~ Abraham Lincoln

There are people who treat each day, week, month, and year as if they were death sentences.  They mark the passage of time with little enthusiasm.  They rue each additional day and continue to tell people all the problems they are having because they are getting older.

Then there are those who greet each day as a brand new gift and use it to the max.  They do not care about yesterday nor are they concerned with tomorrow.  Today is the day and they will greet it, celebrate it, use it up, and go to bed at the end of the day feeling a sense of accomplishment.

We do not like to be around the first type of people.  We prefer the second, even if their intensity, at times, wears us out.  Our days, indeed, deserve our intensity.  Each day is a precious gift and should be lived and utilized to its max.  Remember that and pray for those who use their days to the full.

Pray, as well, for those in the first group — the ones who dread each day.  Pray that they be able to see their days as the gifts from God that they are.

FAITH ACTION:  Live today to the full.