"Your present circumstances
don't determine where you can go;
they merely determine
where you start."
-- Nido Qubein
I recently rewatched the movie, The Ultimate Gift. I enjoyed the movie and the lessons that one of my all time favorite actors, James Garner, gave out to enlighten the young grandson played by Drew Fuller. In one lesson, he was talking to his grandson about money and how he had been broke several times and he said that being broke is as good a place as any to start.
In fact, as Nido points out, where ever we may find ourselves, in whatever circumstances, that is also as good a place as any to start. Indeed, it is the only place to start, isn't it? Yet, somehow we don't normally think of it that way.
Another way to put it might be this: Today is first day of the rest of my life and I will rejoice in it and make the best use of it, and all the while, find enjoyment as I do. It doesn't matter if we are at the beginning, in the middle, or near the end. Wherever it is will work out perfectly. . . if we will but relax in the confidence that we have the power and the ability to choose.
Today Is A New Day. Now Is A New Moment.
Spread Some Joy Today--Whatever you can do to create the feeling of joy in your life, in your moment, will be perfect. The spreading of it requires zero effort.