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Friday, September 7, 2007

It's a Great Day to be Alive!

Not to worry, I'm not about to start break dancing to that country hit by Travis Tritt. Earlier this morning an email from an old friend (whom I had not seen in over two decades) brought a few tears to my eyes. The message convicted me. The message reminded me that I had not been walking the talk.The message brought me to my knees. I asked God to forgive me for all my trespasses; particularly for being downright mean to Kid Sid-my teenage daughter the day before. Why? That's another can of Frijoles Negro. Right now, I am going to print, laminate and stick a short poem I had written long ago on our refrigerator. Afterward, I'll swing by Target to pick up a copy of " J14" (her favorite magazine). I believe I owe her an apology.
P.S Please feel free to snag if "Today" speaks to you or for you.

T O D A Y
Today-I will be Kind, Gentle and Tenderhearted.

Today-I will be Patient, Tolerant and Forgiving.
I will Speak without Raising my Voice.
I will NOT Scold, Belittle, or Ridicule.
I will Reach Out; Lend a Hand, a Shoulder, or an Ear.
I make no promises about Tomorrow; it may never come.
Today -I choose to Stand up for Good,
Even if I have to Stand Alone.
Today is a GIFT from GOD!
What are you going to do with it?

2 comments:

Debra said...

Thanks for posting this; and more important, thanks for sharing that you're a parent willing to admit mistakes and apologize to your child. Many parents don't take that extra step...

Mike Powell said...

I like that poem.

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