Scouts-L Mail Archive for November of 1998: The Best Day of My Life
The Best Day of My Life
Charles W. Pourciau
Tue, 24 Nov 1998 16:08:28 -0600
Thursday is Thanksgiving. This came to me from "Chicken Soup..." and I wanted
to share it with y'all. I wish I had written it, but it says EXACTLY how I
feel. Everyday is like Thanksgiving for me and my family, especially since my
near death experience due to congestive heart failure I had in 1991. When people
tell me to have a good day, I simply say "Thank You," because every day is a
good day, but some are better than others. I wish the very best, safest and
healthiest Thanksgiving to all. May God bless us all. Take care.
P27s Committee Chair & Den Leader Coach
Tunica District, Istrouma Area Council
Baton Rouge, LA USA
SC-CS-13 (a crazy FOX in 1988)
The Best Day of My Life
Today, when I awoke, I suddenly realized that this is the best day of my life,
ever! There were times when I wondered if I would make it to
today; but I did! And because I did I'm going to celebrate! Today, I'm going to
celebrate what an unbelievable life I have had so far: the accomplishments, the
many blessings, and, yes, even the hardships because they have served to make me
I will go through this day with my head held high, and a happy heart. I will
marvel at God's seemingly simple gifts: the morning dew, the sun, the clouds,
the trees, the flowers, the birds. Today, none of these miraculous creations
will escape my notice.
Today, I will share my excitement for life with other people. I'll make someone
smile. I'll go out of my way to perform an unexpected act of kindness for
someone I don't even know. Today, I'll give a sincere compliment to someone who
seems down. I'll tell a child how special he is, and I'll tell someone I love
just how deeply I care for her and
how much she means to me.
Today is the day I quit worrying about what I don't have and start being
grateful for all the wonderful things God has already given me. I'll remember
that to worry is just a waste of time because my faith in God and his Divine
Plan ensures everything will be just fine.
And tonight, before I go to bed, I'll go outside and raise my eyes to the
heavens. I will stand in awe at the beauty of the stars and the moon, and I will
praise God for these magnificent treasures. As the day ends and I lay my head
down on my pillow, I will thank the Almighty for the best day of my life. And I
will sleep the sleep of a contented child, excited with expectation because I
know tomorrow is going to be the best day of my life, ever!