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Past Chaplain's Corner

by Chaplain Dave Bridgen

There are two days in every week in which we should not worry. The first day is yesterday, with all its mistakes and cares, with all its aches and pains. Yesterday has passed forever beyond our control. It will never return again.

The second day is tomorrow, with all its possible adversities and blunders. Until its sun rises we have no stake in tomorrow, for it is yet unborn.

That leaves only one day, TODAY! Anyone can fight the battle of just one day. When we begin to fight it for more than one day stress comes into our lives, and many times our vision for that day and even for the future becomes very blurred. It is only when we add the burden of those two awful eternities, yesterday and tomorrow, that contentment will escape us.

When we begin to think in just one-day-at-a-time segments, other things come into sharper focus, such as thinking of others, spending time with your spouse and family, and even taking the time to sit down and read a book. As I stated before, we don't begin to take on world problems. The poem expresses it very well, the author is unkown.

This Day

On this Day -

Mend a quarrel,

Search out a forgotten friend,

Dismiss a suspicion and replace it with trust,

Write a letter to someone who misses you.

Encourage a youth who has lost faith,

Keep a promise,

Forget a grudge,

Examine your demands on others and vow to reduce them.

Fight for a principle,

Express your gratitude,

Overcome an old fear,

Take two minutes to appreciate the beauty of nature,

Tell someone you love them,

Tell them again,

And again,

And again.

Have a great day!!!

Chaplain Dave Bridgen

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