I woke up this morning, tired and unhappy because I realized that I had left my homework folder at a restaurant last night. All of the worksheets and textbook answers that I had spent so long completing were no longer accessible. And I just knew that my professors were itching to give me zeroes and mess up my GPA (clearly untrue, but I was distraught).
So I could do one of a few things:
A. Go back to bed and just skip class, avoiding the awkward “I don’t have my homework” confession and the feeling of everyone looking down on me with disappointment.
B. Text my classmates to see who would let me jot down their answers.
C. Get up, get ready and go to class without homework.
After choosing “A” and hitting the snooze button a few times, I decided I’d better go with choice “C.” So I got up and started picking out what I should wear. And that’s when I came to the conclusion that I can either wallow throughout the day because of a few missing homework assignments or I can try to turn this day around.
It may be cheesy, but I always remember the Psalm and uplifting song, “This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.” God has given us each day as a gift. We aren’t promised another day.
So let’s take each moment we’re given and rejoice and be thankful to Him for allowing us to use that time.
If your day starts off horribly, take a moment and thank God for the opportunities He’s given you. Then focus on how He can use you that morning. The same goes if you’re having an incredibly awesome day! I usually forget to thank God if my day is going great, which seems crazy! If I’m having a good day, it should be first on my mind to thank Him.
Keeping “This Is The Day” in my head reminds me — on good days and bad — Who I should be rejoicing for the life that I’ve been given.