Anthony Robbins, a great motivational speaker said, "Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more." Every day we all have the opportunity to decide to let in the sun's rays or get caught up in the haze, the gloom, to give a lot of ourselves, or to give just the bare minimum. And this choice, this attitude reflects in everything we think, do and say for that particular day. Attitudes are highly contagious and a bad attitude is like a rotten piece of fruit. It spoils the rest of the bunch.
Imagine how differently we would treat others, if we consciously decided to treat each day as the amazing gift it really is. It truly is a choice. Mother Theresa said, "It's not how much you do, but how much love you put into what you are doing!" Whatever you may be doing, do it with love and kindness, do it with gratitude and joy. That attitude reflects to all you encounter on your journey today. Put a little bit of yourself into whatever you may be doing. Life is valuable and we should treat it that way. There are NO guarantees in this lifetime.
Bottom line, life is a gift and a treasure. The fact that we are alive, having this extraordinary life experience is amazing in and of itself. I remind myself every morning on my way to work, that today is a day that will never come again. I choose to make it a great day because if you think about it, each day is a miniature lifetime, and you only have one chance to live that particular day. In order to really experience joy, happiness and achieve real and lasting success, we must treat life as a gift, and find ways to give more of ourselves, to be the gift to others and to life itself. A true spirit of giving can transform individuals, organizations, communities and entire societies. Every day is a Gift and a present. Make it count!
Copyright Justin Topik 2009