1. TODAY I WILL NOT STRIKE BACK
If someone is rude;
If someone is impatient;
If someone is unkind ...
I will not respond in like manner.
Love is not rude,
it is not self-seeking,
it is not easily angered,
it keeps no record of wrongs.
(1 Corinthians 13:5)
2. TODAY I WILL ASK GOD TO BLESS MY "ENEMY"
If I come across someone who
treats me harshly or unfairly,
I will quietly ask God to
bless that individual.
I understand the "enemy"
could be a family member,
neighbor, coworker or stranger.
For God so loved the world
He gave His one and only son
so that whoever believes in Him
should not perish but have everlasting life.
3. TODAY I WILL BE CAREFUL ABOUT WHAT I SAY
I will carefully choose
and guard my words,
being certain that I do
not spread gossip,
slander or malign anyone in any way.
Love always protects,
(1 Corinthians 13:7)
4. TODAY I WILL GO THE EXTRA MILE
I will find ways to help share the burden of
I will find ways to make life more pleasant.
Greater love has no one than this
that he lay down his life for
5. TODAY I WILL FORGIVE
I will forgive any hurt or injuries
that come my way.
(I will also work to forgive injuries
that have been inflicted
upon me in the past)
God is love.
(1 John 4:8)
6. TODAY I WILL DO SOMETHING NICE FOR SOMEONE, BUT I WILL DO IT SECRETLY
I will reach out anonymously and
bless the life of another person.
We always thank God for you,
mentioning you in our prayers.
We continually remember before
our God and Father your work produced
by faith, your labor prompted by love,
and your endurance inspired by
hope in our
Lord Jesus Christ.
(1 Thessalonians 1:1-2)
7. TODAY I WILL TREAT OTHERS AS I WISH TO BE TREATED
I will practice the Golden Rule -
"Do unto others as you would
have them do unto you"-
with everyone I encounter.
8. TODAY I WILL RAISE THE SPIRITS OF SOMEONE WHO IS DISCOURAGED
My smile, my words,
my expression or
support, can make the difference to
someone who is wrestling with life.
If anyone is thirsty, let him come
to Me and drink.
9. TODAY I WILL NURTURE MY BODY
I will eat less
I will eat only healthy foods
I will thank God for my body.
10. TODAY I WILL GROW SPIRITUALLY
I will spend a little more
time in prayer today.
I will begin reading something
spiritual or inspirational today;
I will find a quiet place (at some point
during this day)
and listen to God's voice.