As I live each day, my goal is not to wait for what I can get…it is to see what I can give.
I was allowed to wake up today; many others were not.
I am allowed to walk and talk today; many others can not.
I will use the gifts I’ve been blessed with today; many others will not.
And because such favor has fallen on me, my mission is to serve…first.
I will encourage first.
I will love first.
I will help first.
I will lift first.
I will give first.
Even more than that…
I will open doors first.
I will show gratitude first.
I will give recognition first.
I have no right to expect ANYTHING from ANYONE whom I haven’t given something to first.
I did not work for the air that I breathe.
I had nothing to do with the sun shining on me.
My heart is not beating because of anything I did.
They are all gifts. And beautiful gifts at that.
Gifts that I never asked for.
Gifts that I receive everyday.
I am alive, so I will live.
I have received, so I will give…first.