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Today is the Best Day of My Life

Today, when I awoke, I suddenly realized that this is the best day of my life, ever!

There were times when I wondered if I would make it to today; but I did!

And because I did I'm going to celebrate!

Today, I'm going to celebrate what an unbelievable life I have had so far: the
accomplishments, the many blessings, and, yes, even the hardships because they have served to make me stronger.

I will go through this day with my head held high, and a happy heart.

I will marvel at
nature's
seemingly simple gifts: the morning dew, the sun, the clouds, the trees, the flowers, the birds.

Today, none of these miraculous creations will escape my notice.

Today, I will share my excitement
for life with other people. I'll make someone smile.

I'll go out of my way to perform an unexpected act of kindness for someone I don't
even know.

Today, I'll give a sincere compliment to someone who
seems down.

I'll tell a child how special he is, and I'll tell someone I love just how deeply I care for them and how much they mean to me.

Today is the day I quit worrying about what I don't
have and
start being grateful for all the wonderful things God has already given me.

I'll remember that to worry is just a waste of time because my faith in God and his Divine Plan ensures everything will be just
fine.

And tonight, before I go to bed, I'll go outside and raise my eyes to the heavens.

I will stand in awe at the beauty of the stars and the moon, and I will praise nature for these magnificent
treasures.

As the day ends and I lay my head down on my pillow, I will thank the Almighty for the best day of my life.

And I will sleep the sleep of a contented child, excited with expectation because I
know tomorrow is going to be the best day of my life, ever!

copyright 1993 Gregory M. Lousignont, Ph.D.
All rights reserved - no part
may be copied or reproduced by any means
Reprinted here with permission
of the author 10/26/2010

Another Inspirational Text

He Never Missed a Game - Moving Life
Story

Bob Richards, the former pole-vault champion,
shares a moving story about a skinny young boy who loved football with all
his heart.

Practice after practice, he eagerly gave everything he had.
But being half the size of the other boys, he got absolutely nowhere. At all
the games, this hopeful athlete sat on the bench and hardly ever played.

This teenager lived alone with his father, and the two of them had a very
special relationship. Even though the son was always On the bench, his
father was always in the stands cheering. He never missed a game. This young
man was still the smallest of the class when he entered high school. But his
father continued to encourage him but also made it very clear that he did
not have to play football if he didn't want to.

But the young man loved
football and decided to hang in there He was determined to try his best at
every practice, and perhaps he'd get to play when he became a senior. All
through high school he never missed a practice nor a game but remained a
bench-warmer all four years. His faithful father was always in the stands,
always with words of encouragement for him. When the young man went to
college, he decided to try out for the football team as a "walk-on."
Everyone was sure he could never make the cut, but he did.

The coach
admitted that he kept him on the roster because he always puts his heart and
soul to every practice, and at the same time, provided the other members
with the spirit and hustle they badly needed.

The news that he had
survived the cut thrilled him so much that he rushed to the nearest phone
and called his father. His father shared his excitement and was sent season
tickets for all the college games. This persistent young athlete never
missed practice during his four years at college, but he never got to play
in a game.

It was the end of his senior football season, and as he
trotted onto the practice field shortly before the big playoff game, the
coach met him with a telegram. The young man read the telegram and he became
deathly silent. Swallowing hard, he mumbled to the coach, 'My father died
this morning. Is it all right if I miss practice today?' The coach put his
arm gently around his shoulder and said, 'Take the rest of the week off,
son. And don't even plan to come back to the game on Saturday.'

Saturday
arrived, and the game was not going well. In the third quarter, when the
team was ten points behind, a silent young man quietly slipped into the
empty locker room and put on his football gear. As he ran onto the
sidelines, the coach and his players were astounded to see their faithful
teammate back so soon. 'Coach, please let me play. I've just got to play
today,' said the young man. The coach pretended not to hear him. There was
no way he wanted his worst player in this close playoff game. But the young
man persisted, and finally feeling sorry for the kid, the coach gave in.

All right,' he said. 'You can go in.' Before long, the coach, the players
and everyone in the stands could not believe their eyes. This little
unknown, who had never played before was doing everything right. The
opposing team could not stop him. He ran, he passed, blocked, and tackled
like a star. His team began to triumph. The score was soon tied. In the
closing seconds of the game, this kid intercepted a pass and ran all the way
for the winning touchdown. The fans broke loose. His teammates hoisted him
onto their shoulders. Such cheering you never heard.

Finally, after the
stands had emptied and the team had showered and left the locker room, the
coach noticed that this young man was sitting quietly in the corner all
alone The coach came to him and said, 'Kid, I can't believe it. You were
fantastic! Tell me what got into you? How did you do it?"'

He looked at
the coach, with tears in his eyes, and said, 'Well, you knew my dad died,
but did you know that my dad was blind?'

The young man swallowed hard
and forced a smile, 'Dad came to all my games, but today was the first time
he could see me play, and I wanted to show him I could do it!'

See more short inspirational
stories.

An Old, Faithful, but Very Modern Inspirational Text

Charles Dickens - Tale of Two Cities.

Chapter I: The Period

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of
wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was
the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of
Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had
everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to
Heaven, we were all going direct the other way - in short, the period was so
far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted
on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of
comparison only.

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