Cheryl .J Barclay


Attuide - Poem by Cheryl .J Barclay

I woke up early today, excited over all I get to do before the clock strikes midnight. I have responsibilities to fulfill today. I am important. My job is to choose what kind of day I
am going to have.

Today I can complain because the weather is rainy or I can be thankful that the grass is getting watered for free.

Today I can feel sad that I don't have more money or I can be glad that my finances encourage me to plan my purchases wisely and guide me away from waste.

Today I can grumble about my health or I can rejoice
that I am alive.

Today I can lament over all that my parents didn't give me when I was growing up or I can feel grateful that they
allowed me to be born.

Today I can cry because roses have thorns or I can
celebrate that thorns have roses.

Today I can mourn my lack of friend or I can excitedly embark upon a quest to discover new relationships.

Today I can whine because I have to go to work or I can
shout for joy because I have a job to do.

Today I can complain because I have to go to school or eagerly open my mind and fill it with rich new tidbits of knowledge.

Today I can murmur dejectedly because I have to do housework or I can feel honored because the Lord has provide shelter for my mind, body and soul.

Today stretches ahead of me, waiting to be shaped. And here I am, the sculptor who gets to do the shaping.

What today will be like is up to me. I get to choose what kind of day I will have!
Have a GREAT DAY……unless you have other plans.


Comments about Attuide by Cheryl .J Barclay

  • Rookie - 45 Points Colleen Courtney (6/23/2014 5:00:00 PM)

    I absolutely love love love this poem! ! ! ! ! ! It is so wonderful to find someone who chooses to see the good in life instead of fretting over all the bad. Have added to my list of favorites so whenever I feel myself becoming a grumpy Gus I can pull it up and remind myself to also find the good to be thankful for. Thanks for sharing this great poem! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, June 23, 2014



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