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What are you going to do with today?

Today is a new day. What are you going to do with it?

Are you going to spend the time complaining because you dripped the milk from your cereal onto your shirt? Or maybe get mad because the dog tracked mud in on his paws when coming in from his morning adventures outside? Are you going to allow someone else’s grumpy attitude get you down, refuse to smile because the weather isn’t cooperating, or spend your time wishing life was different than the reality of what it is?

Or are you going to seize the day!

This is your day. Sure you have to wade through the bad weather, crazy drivers, grumpy family members, messy kids, loud neighbors, annoying coworkers and insensitive strangers. There’s also the mistakes, accidents, and setbacks that you see on a regular basis. Sometimes they come as surprises. Others times you can prepare for them in advance. Add to that the challenges of Multiple Sclerosis and it’s a recipe for disaster.

All of those things are real and they have the ability to bring you down making for a really awful, terrible, horrible day. But there’s something else about today that you are forgetting.

It’s a new start. A fresh beginning. Today is filled with opportunities for success and the potential of seeing the impossible becoming possible. Today, you get a chance to live in the moment, enjoy the people in your life, and create precious memories. You get to take this wonderment of time and turn it into something amazing and beautiful. You get to catch a falling star and put it in your pocket.

Nothing can stop you…not circumstances, not other people and not even yourself. It’s your choice. You choose whether you will see everything wrong with today…or find everything that is right!

Today belongs to you. It’s is a new day. What are you going to do with it?

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About the Author
About the Author
Penelope Conway

Penelope Conway
Penelope started Positive Living with MS as a way to help others with MS stay positive in the midst of a terrible disease. She believes that staying positive and holding onto hope is the key to waking up each morning with the strength to get through the day. Multiple Sclerosis may never go away, but neither will her determination and her drive to help others through the journey.

8 replies
  1. Louise
    Louise says:

    Thank you Penelope , just the nudge I needed !! I’ve been ‘localised’ to my my village for the last three weeks ( combination of car & whelchair malfunction 😁) and it’s doing my head in but I decided to take a little risk today and went ‘off roading ‘ down the bridal path, then down some country lanes with my wonderful German Shepard .. A bit risky as its so muddy and a bit flooded in places but what the hell !! It was a gorgeous day & if I was to get my wheels stuck there would be passers by at some point. Anyway I didn’t get stuck & went a couple of miles and even sat outside at a cafe for lunch 😊🐶. Doing stuff doesn’t stop ms symptoms obviously but it sure takes my mind off them .

  2. Rodger Ashton-Smith
    Rodger Ashton-Smith says:

    As it has been said, ‘Look on the bright side of life’. See Monty Pythons “Life Of Brian” movie to get the meaning.for this.

  3. Leah
    Leah says:

    Took a shower, got dressed, now…going to make a spaghetti sauce for dinner tonight.:)
    Thanks for the ‘kick up the pants’ Penelope!

    • Penelope Conway
      Penelope Conway says:

      😀 It was my kick in the pants too. I do that every time I write. I end up sorting through my feelings and things like this spill out. I needed the motivation and shared with you. haha

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