1. Today, I can begin by praying that I will love God and love others throughout the day.
2. Today, I can take the initiative to call or send a note to that person who has been on my mind throughout the week. Perhaps the Spirit has been nudging me to respond to this opportunity but I haven't yet done anything.
3. Today, I can pause long enough to think about the presence of Jesus in my life which is a reality through the Spirit. My obedience to him is happening in his very presence. This is both empowering and motivating.
4. Today, I can consider some of the inconsistencies in my life and get honest about them. I want my lifestyle to reflect who I really am before God.
5. Today, I am going to live with some situations which I really have no control over. I don't want to allow these things to discourage and completely defeat me.
6. Today, I am alive. I am still breathing. I may have problems. I may experience pain. But--I can thank God for the smallest gifts which I am experiencing because of him.
7. Today, I can risk. I can smile at someone while walking through the hospital. I don't to worry about whether or not they will smile or speak in return. As an act of grace, I can smile or say "hello" and perhaps someone's day will be a just a little bit brighter.
8. Today, I can choose to enjoy instead of ignore. The smell of fresh coffee. The birds eating from our feeder. The warmth of the sun. The cool sensation of drinking cold water. A good sandwich at lunch. On and on. These small moments can be enjoyable. And--I can even thank God for them.
9. Today, I am loved by God. He is the one who determines and shapes my identity. I am more than my age, my weight, my appearance, or my grades. I have been created by God and I matter to him.
10. Today, I can choose to be gracious with people. The waiter at the restaurant. The man behind the desk at the car repair place. The receptionist at the doctor's office. I can be gracious to these people. What better way to display the grace of God?