Thank God It’s Today

by Stephen Mills on July 23, 2009


TGIT or Thank Got It’s Today.  Members of this club are happy seven days a week because they understand that every day is unique, and each brings with it different gifts.  Members of this club are grateful to be alive; they rejoice in their many blessings and expect each day to be full of wonder, surprise, and opportunity.

There are no qualifications necessary to join the ‘TGIT’ club, other than the desire to have a higher quality of life and the desire to appreciate rather than dread each day.  Members of this club understand that it’s useless to wish any day were different.  They know that Mondays don’t care if you like them or not – they simply go on being Mondays.  Likewise Fridays will come around every seventh day, whether you wish it were Friday or not.  It’s up to each of us to make every day as special as it can be.  No amount of wishing will make the slightest bit of difference.”  — Richard Carlson

I could detract from this by a bunch of blah blah blah, but I think I’ll just let Richard’s words stand on their own.

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Positively Present July 23, 2009 at 1:27 pm

Love this! This totally goes with what I’m working toward in my own life, which is living positively in the present day. Doing this means loving and embracing every day of the week (not just Fridays! haha). I love the idea of T.G.I.T. Awesome! Thanks for sharing this!
.-= Positively Present´s last blog to love your life’s path =-.


Jodi at Joy Discovered July 23, 2009 at 8:39 pm

I really love this. Thank you so much for sharing it! (And hey, this is your first short post–it’s great!!) I love what R.C. says about Mondays and Fridays—how true! Sign me up. I want to be a lifetime member of the TGIT club! 🙂
.-= Jodi at Joy Discovered´s last blog ..The Wings of Freedom =-.


Yogesh Malik July 24, 2009 at 1:39 am

Loved this article, My favorite similar line is “If Not Today, Then When”.
Your post reminded me of this quote from Emerson:

One of the illusions of life is that the present hour is not the critical, decisive hour. Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. No man has learned anything rightly, until he knows that every day is Doomsday. -Emerson
.-= Yogesh Malik´s last blog ..Broken car parts, Make it at home with 3D printer =-.


Giovanna Garcia July 24, 2009 at 1:48 am

Everyday is THE DAY! I love the message. We must fully enjoy everyday, and be thankful for each day.
Thanks for sharing.
Giovanna Garcia
Imperfect Action is better than No Action
.-= Giovanna Garcia´s last blog ..Attitude is a choice, you get to choose! =-.


Ivan Blatter July 24, 2009 at 3:02 am

Wow, what a great idea!

Reminds me to a video of Brother David Steindl-Rast: A Good Day:

BTW 2: I choose to have a great day today! 🙂
.-= Ivan Blatter´s last blog ..Helfen Ziele wirklich? =-.


Zeenat-Positive Provocations July 24, 2009 at 6:32 am

So beautifully said, Thank God Its Today….I wanna join this Club…
My Favorite line- It’s up to each of us to make every day as special as it can be. No amount of wishing will make the slightest bit of difference.
I loved this passage. So simple yet so efective.
My personal thinking that keeps me Happy all the days of the week is-
“Think of each day as your last, and do everything you would want to do like you’d never get the chance to tomorrow.”
.-= Zeenat-Positive Provocations´s last blog ..The Power Of NO! =-.


Diggy - July 24, 2009 at 11:56 am

Short but sweet:)

I was thinking about this the other day, remembering our math teacher in final year of highschool, and he started class one day with something interesting.

He said that as he was reviewing some test papers the previous night, his mind drifted to wanting to be on his favourite vacation spot in the sun, climbing mountains, and he was wishing for thursday to come for school break up.

Then he realised “what am I doing??? I am wishing my life away????”

Time is all that we have and so many of us wish it away, think about that next time you wish away your life 🙂

.-= Diggy –´s last blog ..Delayed Gratification or Quick Fix? =-.


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