Friday, July 16, 2010

"All too often we are living in the past, preoccupied with something that has happened to us; or we are living in the future, waiting for a time when life will treat us magnificently and we will be happy; or worrying about what lies ahead and how we will cope....But every day of our lives brings the opportunity for a new beginning, and there was never a better time to be." --Eileen Campbell

If you've explored my website, or my facebook, or my shoutlife, you know I am a Max Lucado fan. I love the way he uses story to impact his readers.

I read the general market copy of Every Day Deserves a Chance. Now I see there is a version especially for teens.

And it seems the middle of the summer is a good time to look at how we treat the days of our lives. Days of Our Lives was a soap opera. It was on when I was a kid. I didn't watch soap operas, but sometimes I had the tendency to make my days into soap opera material. Perhaps that tendency toward melodrama is par of why I am an author now.
In October, I have a book coming out, "Two Tickets to a Christmas Ball." In the book, one character refers to her family as living "Tomorrow's Sorrows."
She explains,

“They live their own soap opera. I call it ‘Tomorrow’s Sorrows’ because whatever they choose today inevitably ends up being something they regret tomorrow.”
The operative word here is choose. Few people realize how much their own powers of choice determine the "mood" of their lives. A sign of maturity is the ability to be aware of and take responsibility for our choices.
Get a copy of Every Day Deserves a Chance. Max Lucado explains the concept in Christian terms, and he does a much better job than I do. I love reading a Max Lucado book. My spirit is always uplifted. I hope you'll get the opportunity to have a great day, every day this summer.

1 comment:

Maria I. Morgan said...

Great post! You're absolutely right that we have a choice in our daily lives - we can choose to focus on self, or we can focus on our great God. I love Max Lucado's book, Every Day Deserves a Chance. Congrats on your book coming out in October! Looks like one to add to my reading list! God bless!