If you haven't done so, go back and read the first installment of this series on "The POWER of ONE DAY!" so that you can be "up-to-date" on the idea with this series. I also want to encourage you to listen in to the podcast that goes along with this blog because I ended it with thoughts leading up to this entry. You can listen to it on iTunes or the RSS feed.
YOU hold great POWER in your hand to be used (or misused) TODAY - this ONE day! I want you to really try to grasp the importance of this fact.
I want you to understand that, when I say that YOU are important that it is more than just an encouraging line. Not only is it a FACT for you to take a hold of and absorb into your life, it is also a FACT that needs to be shared with those that cross your path during this day.
Don't you dare think that you are not important and that what you do today doesn't matter! STOP IT!
I want you to WAKE UP and realize the power that you hold today as you interact with those around you. Please pay attention to this.
You may cross paths with someone that may be "hanging on by a thread". In other words, they are right on the edge of giving up maybe on their job or even on their very life. Many times we don't even think about that as we interact but friend, know that this is true everyday and in every location.
YOU NEVER KNOW! Sure, you may be close to some around you and be "in" on what is going on in their lives but, for the most part, we never really know what is taking place in the lives of those around us.
Your words and your actions may and CAN make the difference in these situations. Your words of encouragement may be THE thing that they need to hang on and not give up.
They may look at this one day - the day that YOU made a difference in their life - as a day that everything changed for the better in their lives.
I do hope you'll listen to the podcast for this second part of the series because I feel that you will hear the PASSION in my voice as I talk about this - I cannot stress this enough!
In part 3 I will talk about this same idea and how it applies to an issue we see in the headlines nearly every day. The problem that we see in our nation with "bullying".
You have the power - TODAY - to lift up or to crush. Please think and choose to do all you can to lift up those that cross your path today no matter how small that task may seem to be.
Thank you for helping me spread this message and to make an impact in the lives of those around us each and every day.
"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"