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Today Is A New Day

Monday, January 01, 2018

Many years ago I was given the gift of a thought for starting each day. For many years I kept it on my dresser where I would see it often. Over time it got moved around and finally put in a drawer. Recently I came across it again and have pulled it out. I don't know who the original author was, and there are several slightly different versions on the Internet. Now I'm going to pull it out again and start reading it daily. I am passing it on to everyone else as a gift for the new year.
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A New Day

This is the beginning of a new day.
I have been given this day to use as I will.

I can waste it or use it for good,
but what I do today is important
because I am exchanging a day of my life for it.

When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever,
leaving in its place something that I have traded for it.

I want it to be gain and not loss; good and not evil;
success and not failure; in order that I shall not
regret the price I have paid for it.
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Happy New Year to everyone.

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  • LEANJEAN6
    Happy Birthday--- Is not today?--- thanks for congratulating me for "standing my ground"--LOL--- Hugs dear friend=-Lynda
    575 days ago
  • LEANJEAN6
    Hi Crol--long time since Ive sent yu a note-sure hope things are going OK---Yes I have a book of numbers too, but the family ones are more on the phone-- Kids eh?--Lynda
    586 days ago
  • LEANJEAN6
    Carol--Yu made me LOL--Yer Mom's starving kids in New Guinea--Mom used to say--BIAFRA---= I never knew where that was--still don't--LOL--Lynda
    630 days ago
  • LEANJEAN6
    Carol, I want those shoes that Dorothy had too--great idea!=---Lynda
    661 days ago
  • LEANJEAN6
    Hi Carol, I had to respond too your comment on the blog about yer Mom turning mean--My Mom became quite mean for most of my adult life-- sad eh?---My Dad was just the greatest forever--- and I believe that was the reason Mom was so mean with me--- She had Addison's Disease and I think maybe that ,made her that way--Fred tells me that wasn't a good reason--LOL--- I loved her anyway--probably because I understood her , being a Reg Nurse-- -- I did not know your Mr Daisy was 84--- lotza work --- Im off to bed with ,my book-lynda
    666 days ago
  • LEANJEAN6
    Hi Carol -I will get a letter off to yu one day--I think of yu everyday and yer hubby--
    Yes Himself works out with free weights daily--- works his legs on the weight bench-- stretches - sits on the back board stretching backwards-- -- pushes the snowblower daily-- LOL--- in total works out maybe 30 minutes everyday--and he is over 90 ---LOL----- He never eats sweets--is careful what goes in his mouth-has always been this way --so NOT like me!--LOL--Lynda
    671 days ago
  • SUNSHINE5268
    beautiful post :-) emoticon
    694 days ago
  • SUNSHINE5268
    Hugssss
    713 days ago
  • LEANJEAN6
    Hi Carol, I haven't forgotten yu---just needed to get the Ubering done--then I can sit and write and tell yu how I appreciated hearing from yu so much--Lynda
    730 days ago
  • LEANJEAN6
    I WILL write yu later on--on yer m,ail--- Have a good Sunday!-Lynda
    741 days ago
  • LEANJEAN6
    Hi Carol, I dod not snow about yer hubby's son-----That would be hard for him! --Yes, I struggled with my sister passing and refusing to speak to me---I wish I could put it in God's hands--- but---it still plays on me---"Should I have gone down?" ------How would Fred have managed if I was down there?--How would I get there?==so many questions Carol--- I feel like a bad person for not going ---"Would she even have seen me?"---- You see, I can't let it go!
    Yes, Fred is doing pretty good--- He has not fallen again-yet!--*S*--I find the "Ubering" difficult to do--- And now Xmas is coming and more to do ---
    Do yu get snow where yu are?
    Thanks for the pot of soup--nice on a cold fay-Lynda
    744 days ago
  • LEANJEAN6
    Hi Carol, I hope all is well with you both! --- We are right into a cold winter--came early--minus 13 C, this evening! --- Fred doing well--- The Eye guy changed my glasses again-----other than that, we are OK---I told yu that my sister passed---AML---- Boy! They don't live long with that!--- Lynda
    745 days ago
  • SUNSHINE5268
    Here is the number to Peak Med 719-623-3068 .... you posted on my blog that you had a friend who needed reduced medical care andprescription
    783 days ago
  • LEANJEAN6
    Carol, I am so sorry about yer Himself's fall--It was about this time last year that my Fred had that fall--It upset both of us terribly! --How is he doing by the way?--
    I went out and cut the front lawn and septic bed today--- Cutting grass really adds the steps on!----Think I went up to 7000.
    It sounds like life is hard there for yu---You being the caregiver! There sure are days here that I wish a big boat would pull up and take me on a vacation somewhere alone--but--it is never going to happen--but--it is tiring some days to be the main person in the house here--never ever did I ever take a car in for an oil change, but I did last week--
    Life changes as one ages--roles reverse --- and even tho we have 3 sons living in town (so far) they don't realize how hard it is for me--- I do believe if I let my hair go grey, it would help---They might see that I really am old-- --Hugs Carol--love yu yu know!~-Lynda emoticon

    789 days ago
  • LEANJEAN6
    Crol. yu are pretty funny--Yes, we have a big book in the kitchen with appointments in it--but--it seems that I'm the only one who uses it--and maybe I should check it more--Lynda
    813 days ago
  • LEANJEAN6
    I hope that yu are enjoying the day!--- Lynda
    817 days ago
  • LEANJEAN6
    Caril I forgot I had my glasses on--- AND my sun hat--but the reaction from all the children was priceless-Lynda
    824 days ago
  • LEANJEAN6
    Hi Carol, It took ,e forever to write the blog this AM--- I was so "down" yesterday--I had called my sister and she hung up the phone open me--- Fred told me over and over to stop pestering her-- I hope I finally have--and I think I a,m OK with it now--- hard to accept tho--Hugs and hope all is well there with you-Lynda
    846 days ago
  • LEANJEAN6
    Hi Carol---so nice to see yer message this morning--I hope yu have a great day!-Lynda
    852 days ago
  • LEANJEAN6
    Hi Carol, Yu are right-It is Son#2 the Pilot--- So good of yu to let me know!--We have so many forest fires burning around here, it is a bit scary--- Lynda
    860 days ago
  • LEANJEAN6
    Hi Carol, Did yu get on yer trip?-I keep watching--- finally thought I'd just ask---
    It has been extremely hot here-for this area--- and school is out so its been busy with grand kids out here jumping in the lake.
    Fred seems so much happier with his new ears--- too bad it oxidant happen sooner---
    I keep thinking g of you-wonder how yu are doing -Hugs, Lynda
    877 days ago
  • LEANJEAN6
    lots work in the Spring---- This week it has been coolish so its easier to get stuff done outside--except for the flies--and Himself---who shouts out the window at me---- He has been not the happiest camper!----= Hopefully his attitude gets better once he is able to hear better-Lynda
    908 days ago
  • LEANJEAN6
    Hi Carol--- always nice other from yu! When is your trip?---- It's busy in Spring-more so this year as it was such a bad winter! ---- so----- life goes on-- Fred was so grouchy yesterday--much better today---It's hard for me to remember that he is almost 90 yrs--Most people his age are sleeping all day--not yelling out the window--LOL--- Anyway---Its so buggy here right now--hot too-must be in the 90's---- Enjoy yer Holiday long weekend!-Hugs, Lynda
    917 days ago
  • LEANJEAN6
    Hi Carol---- I colour my hair too--- In fact, that is where I was to-day!--Altho I wonder if I'll ever stop the colouring--- I tried it once but looked in the mirror and it looked like my Mom starring back at me.
    Everything going well here-- My Fred gets a bit cantankerous sometimes--- most days he is pretty good tho--- no more falls----
    It's Mother's Day coming up--- My kids don't do much on Mother's Day for me--- usually our daughter does--Too bad we can't order up what we want eh?--LOL--- Hope all is well there-Lynda
    933 days ago
  • LEANJEAN6
    Hi Carol, It really was wonderful to get outta town-- not the most exciting place to go--but--it was a good drive --Lynda
    945 days ago
  • LEANJEAN6
    So happy that you are trying for "me time"---There are days , it's hard to fit it in---guess we should be a bit more selfish!- Hopefully your himself is getting better-- Yu have spent a lot of time caring for him--And how did your time away go?---- I bet that would revive yu! Hugs Carol---- Lynda
    957 days ago
  • LEANJEAN6
    Yes--He is up and at-er early--all pilots are I think--Winter still hanging around these parts-Lynda
    991 days ago
  • LEANJEAN6
    Yes Ive had that for 2 yrs--Yu see its the type of cancer that doesn't spread--but it doesn't go away either---has to be removed surgically--I'm happy its gone now--just hope there will be no scar--- and I WILL wear more hats--- Lynda
    1000 days ago
  • SUNSHINE5268
    had to come back and read your loving post again :-)
    1022 days ago
  • LEANJEAN6
    I hope the aliens don't come before its Spring--It sure has been a very cold, icey winter-- I do hear a few more birds in the area tho-
    -I walked Tess this afternoon as the thermometer said minus 7 C---- but--it sure was a very cold minus 7C--- and I wore a parka---
    Anyway--- Eventually this too shall pass--- Hugs Carol-Hope yer Hubby AND YOU, the caregiver, are doing OK---
    Fred is himself now--not that grouchy guy that he was after his fall--
    --Matt, the Pilot is flying a plane load of people to Calgary tonight-- flew over here at 4AM this morning, on his way home to Toronto--- called to say he flew right over our house and town as it was so cold and clear here-said he could see the McDonalds Arches from 30,000 ft--Amazing isn't that?
    Fred is the cook tonight--but I have to measure out the German's kibble--so I'm
    offa here---Lynda
    1022 days ago
  • LEANJEAN6
    OK--I will come Carol--LOL--Oh I wish!--- so much snow here this year--- It was n exhausting day--- Lynda
    1032 days ago
  • LEANJEAN6
    What lovely poem Carol-- And such a sad story about travelling with yer parents--- My heart went out for yu!-- Lynda
    1041 days ago
  • SUNSHINE5268
    what a touching post... thank you for posting it so we could all read it... you are such a Kind person,
    hugs,
    sharon
    1049 days ago
  • JSTETSER
    Thank you for your blog!
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    1054 days ago
  • LADYSTARWIND
    very nice to share... Thank You and Happy New Year to you and all those important to you...!!
    1054 days ago
  • PGBACK
    emoticon Happy 2018 to you.
    1054 days ago
  • YOYOSTOP
    Thank you for sharing that, I'll copy and put it somewhere I'll see it everyday.

    Hugs,
    Shirl
    1061 days ago
  • SPEDED2
    A wonderful reminder. Thank you!
    1062 days ago
  • LINWINAGAIN
    thank you for your precious gift! I will put it on my page for all to see! God bless you, many wishes for a Healthy, happy new year for you and hubby! emoticon
    1062 days ago
  • SALLY5577
    What a wonderful gift to hand around. Thank you very much for the thought.
    1062 days ago
  • 1HAPPYSPIRIT
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    1062 days ago
  • INITFORLIFE3
    Thanks! It's a great reminder.

    Have a wonderful year!
    1062 days ago
  • CYNLUWHO
    Happy New Year to you and thanks for sharing beautiful poem💜
    1062 days ago
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