Each new day is another second chance to make a difference. Opportunities I can take or leave, ignore or embrace. It comes down to awareness and my choice to be grateful for who I am, what I have and where my hopes lie. This gets even harder when I allow misguided emotions or adverse circumstances to convince myself I have every right to feel like there’s no solution to my less than positive attitude.
Yet, on the majority of days, I have no excuse or argument for ignoring these second chances. I have to choose to open the door of gratitude and seek to make a difference. This can be in the most minimal of ways such as biting my tongue when annoyed by another’s self-righteousness when I’m about to spew my own inflammatory “opinion”. Or, through acts of significant giving or time, money or other resources. Whichever, it has to come from a humble heart with no expectation for reciprocation.
As I consider that 2015 is just around the corner, and we enter the season of “the new me”, I do believe this is an opportunity to examine how to improve my approach to every new day and these second chances. Though I plan for the sake of productivity, and set “life” goals, I haven’t to date included in these lists practical ways to make a difference.
So, instead of getting all philosophical and pragmatic, I’ll simply reiterate: each new day is another second chance to make a difference.