Monday, December 30, 2013

Why Not You?

Because I have made a conscious effort not to get sucked into mindlessly watching television since moving back to land (it is not easy, mind you!), I've continued my habit of reading, both online and in books (okay, and nesting - I'm nesting like a mofo these days.  If nesting were a competitive sport, I'd be Olympics bound).  The other day I came across this poem and it really struck a chord with me in my current self-reflective state.  As the New Year approaches and people begin to contemplate the one gone by and consider resolutions for the one ahead I thought that perhaps it might inspire you as well?  There's some good stuff here...I know it spoke to me.

Today, many will awaken with a fresh sense of inspiration. 
Why not you?
Today, many will open their eyes to the beauty that surrounds them. 
Why not you?
Today, many will choose to leave the ghost of yesterday behind and seize the immeasurable power of today. 
Why not you?
Today, many will break through the barriers of the past by looking at the blessings of the present. 
Why not you?
Today, for many the burden of self doubt and insecurity will be lifted by the security and confidence of empowerment. 
Why not you?
Today, many will rise above their believed limitations and make contact with their powerful innate strength. 
Why not you?
Today, many will choose to live in such a manner that they will be a positive role model for their children. 
Why not you?
Today, many will choose to free themselves from the personal imprisonment of their bad habits. 
Why not you?
Today, many will choose to live free of conditions and rules governing their own happiness. 
Why not you?
Today, many will find abundance in simplicity. 
Why not you?
Today, many will be confronted by difficult moral choices and they will choose to do what is right instead of what is beneficial. 
Why not you?
Today, many will decide to no longer sit back with a victim mentality, but to take charge of their lives and make positive changes. 
Why not you?
Today, many will take the action necessary to make a difference. 
Why not you?
Today, many will make the commitment to be a better mother, father, son, daughter, student, teacher, worker, boss, brother, sister, & so much more. 
Why not you?
Today is a new day!
Many will seize this day.
Many will live it to the fullest.
Why not you?

- Steve Mariboli 
Life, the Truth, and Being Free

1 comment:

boogabooster said...

These are the very words I am doing my best RIGHT NOW to follow and act upon. It is amazing how uplifting it is to see, realize and feel the sensation of 'good' as a result :-)
May I also add; Live every day, every hour, every moment in expectation that good is coming to you. You know why? Because it is :-)
Thank you for sharing this.
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