Beginning Today

Morning Story and Dilbert

Vintage Dilbert

Beginning today I will no longer worry about yesterday.
It is in the past and the past will never change.
Only I can change by choosing to do so.

Beginning today I will no longer worry about tomorrow.
Tomorrow will always be there, waiting for me to make the most of it.
But I cannot make the most of tomorrow without first
making the most of today.

Beginning today I will look in the mirror and I will see a person worthy of my respect and admiration.
This capable person looking back at me is someone I enjoy spending time with and someone I would like to get to know better.

Beginning today I will cherish each moment of my life.
I value this gift bestowed upon me in this world and I will unselfishly share this gift with others.
I will use this gift to enhance the lives of others.

Beginning today I will take a moment to step off the beaten path and to revel in the mysteries I encounter.
I will face challenges with courage and determination.
I will overcome what barriers there may be which hinder my quest for growth and self-improvement.

Beginning today I will take life one day at a time, one step at a time.
Discouragement will not be allowed to taint my positive self-image,
my desire to succeed or my capacity to love.

Beginning today I walk with renewed faith in human kindness.
Regardless of what has gone before, I believe there is hope
for a brighter and better future.

Beginning today I will open my mind and my heart.
I will welcome new experiences. I will meet new people.
I will not expect perfection from myself nor anyone else: perfection does not exist in an imperfect world.
But I will applaud the attempt to overcome human foibles.

Beginning today I am responsible for my own happiness and I will do things that make me happy . . .
admire the beautiful wonders of nature, listen to my favorite music,
pet a kitten or a puppy, soak in a bubble bath . . .
pleasure can be found in the most simple of gestures.

Beginning today I will learn something new; I will try something different; I will savor all the various flavors life has to offer.
I will change what I can and the rest I will let go.
I will strive to become the best me I can possibly be.

Beginning today. And every day.

Just a thought, but as I often think of you and realize how much God loves you, sometimes I think we need to also love ourselves through His eyes. God Bless.

Author    Penny White
  1. Thank you for posting this, it is peace filled, beautiful and inspirational. All the best to you.


    • Thanks for the first Comment on the Post!!!! It’s early in the morning here in North Carolina, USA. and it’s time for the first cup of coffee. Take Care and God Bless 🙂 Kenny T


  2. Thanks so much for the daily dose of encouragement and hope… I lookforward to your Emails each day. God bless you!


  3. Great words of wisdom. Beginning today … I will strive to reach these positive goals. Thank you.


  4. "Working for Christ" said:

    Thanks, Kenny, T! I enjoyed my smoothie this morning. By the way, where do I get one of those patented weight-loss pencils? 🙂


  5. lala1966 said:

    wonderful words! I am so liking your blog andI am glad I found it! 😉


  6. Wow. Beautiful words that I needed to hear this morning. Thank you so much for the inspiration!


  7. Reblogged this on The Written Nerd and commented:
    Something inspirational and uplifting from one of my favorite bloggers to help you start your day! 😀
    ~ Liz ~


    • I’m so glad you enjoyed the Post!!!! Take care, God Bless, and I hope you have a wonderful day 🙂 Kenny T


  8. Reblogged this on crustybreadblog and commented:
    After a somewhat long reflective morning, I opened this blog site and new I needed to share this one with you. It was just what I needed and I hope you will find it equally encouraging and inspirational in your walk with Christ.


  9. This is the second post in two days that I have read about the way we view our lives, past and present. I stumbled across you blog. I think I will be following. Thanks for the meaningful post. 🙂


  10. kiwiskan said:

    Sometimes when clouds are sitting on the horizon it’s hard to hang on to that hope. But your blog helps. Thanks


    • Thank you for sharing your comment. It is this kind of comment that makes it all worth it!!!!! Take Care and God Bless 🙂 Kenny T


  11. Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my poem. Looking around your site and you have some awesome stuff here. Will enjoy reading more!!


  12. This is redundant, BUT, I like like like like this.


    • Thanks for stopping by and checking the Morning Story and Dilbert out!!!! Take Care and God Bless 🙂 Kenny T


  13. Joyful Reader said:

    Thank you for an encouraging word!


  14. Beautiful post! It took me 65 years of living and a battle with cancer to realize these principles are true. Application, on a daily basis, is still the hard part. Keep up the good work! I look forward to reading your blogs every day. God bless. Connie


    • Hey Connie, thanks for sharing your Battle / Victory with us!!!!! God is Good!!! Take Care and God Bless 🙂 Kenny T


    • iknowivebeenchanged said:

      blog* 🙂


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