Every day holds the potential for amazing opportunity, growth, and accomplishment. My guest today, Connection Messenger* Annette Petrick, challenges us to use our next 24 hours to be all we can possibly be. Use the audio player above to listen to this 90-second show…or enjoy reading the transcript below. I am reminded of the wonderful last lines from Mary Oliver's poem The Summer Day:

Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?

When you woke up this morning, you were given another precious chance to be the person you can be. How lucky can you get!

The next 24 hours are YOURS to do with as you wish. Think about what a fantastic opportunity that is. You can make people happy during those hours. You can do something that will make the world a better place.

You could find a cure…write a song…give a speech…or kiss a cheek and remind someone how much you love them.

You could take a stand, in a world where far too few people speak out for what’s right and honorable, with no thought of personal glory or benefit.

You could plant a tree that grows to be 50 feet tall or give a hand to someone who would otherwise have a bad day. You could give a life lesson to a child—some snippet of wisdom or a story that sticks. Something that he can turn to, when it’s time to make a hard decision. Something that will guide her through anguish to the other side.

What an awesome gift this is. It’s once in a lifetime. The next 24 hours will never come again. This is your one and only chance to make them count.

The day is yours. You can make it shimmer. You can make this day really special for one person, or more. Today, make something good happen.





Annette Petrick for Consider This


Annette Petrick

Annette Petrick is the creative genius and inspired storyteller behind the Consider This Radio Show, featuring 90-second episodes serving up “timely perspectives on life, love, friends, family, giving back, and giving thanks.” Be sure to get on her email list HERE. She sends out a new 90-second episode every Sunday morning.

This post appeared originally on the Consider This Radio Show website.

* What's a Connection Messenger? At Heartspoken, a Connection Messenger is someone who helps point the way to strengthening one of life's essential connections: with God, with self, with others, or with nature.

Photo credit: “Sundial in Summer Garden” from my favorite stock photo site: Dollar Photo Club
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