A man came home from work to find total chaos in his house. His three children were outside, still in their pajamas, playing in the mud, with empty food boxes and wrappers all over the front yard.
When he walked in, a lamp had been knocked over, the TV was on, and the family room had toys and clothes everywhere. Dishes filled the kitchen sink, dog food was on the floor, and a broken glass was under the table.
He ran upstairs looking for his wife. He was worried that something serious had happened. He found her in the bed in her pajamas, reading. She looked up at him, smiled, and asked how his day went. He looked at her and asked, "What happened here today?" She just smiled and said, "You know every day when you come home from work and ask me what in the world I did today?
Well, today I didn't do it."
Did you thank your mother last weekend for everything she has ever done for you?
Do it now as you make a positive life in a negative world today.
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A friend recently turned 40 and her husband threw her a most excellent birthday party, complete with lots of friends and family, great food, wonderful music, and a slide show that covered all of her 40 years. After the slide show, he asked her if she wanted to say something, and she did.
She started by thanking everyone for coming, and then started to cry very softly. Now what you need to know is that turning 40 for her was more significant than for you and me. Turning 40 for her meant that she has survived breast cancer after taking chemotherapy. Turning 40 for her meant that she’s still here with her husband and children. Turning 40 for her meant a heart overflowing with gratitude to God. And that’s why her soft tears.
Trust me—there wasn’t a dry eye in the room! Gratitude flooded everyone’s spirit.
Everything probably won’t happen just the way you want it to today. But when something does go wrong, remember my dear friend who turned 40…and just be grateful that you’re here. Live positive. Work positive today.
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