Monday, June 28, 2010

Each New Day--A New Birth

Hi Everyone--

Each day is a brand-new gift--a brand-new opportunity to start (or continue) with a joyful attitude....And you know what is so great about a “joyful attitude?” It is catching--others can get it from you!

I would like to share a super-interesting story with you. Five years ago, I attended a teacher conference and there was a dynamic presenter at the event. She asked us a simple question. This is what it was. She said, “Think of all the people you know and think about who your favorite person is....Next, in your mind, think of what makes them your favorite person.”

So, now I will ask you to take a minute and do the same thing. Can you think of ONE person you know who is your favorite person? Once you have that person in mind, can you think of what qualities about them makes them so special?

Take a moment and make the list in your mind....

Please don’t move on until you have those fresh in your mind...You can even jot them down....

What is the first word that came to mind?
What is the second quality?

Only you know what your answers are...but they are valuable.

Now, I will let you in on a little secret....Most people who do this come up with words such as “kind,” “understanding,” “someone who listens to me,” etc.

Here comes the BIG part....Notice you didn’t think, “Oh, this is my favorite person because he/she is handsome/gorgeous.” You also probably didn’t think, “Oh, this is my favorite person because they’re rich or thin.”

Do you see where I’m going with this? In our world today, there is so much emphasis on outward qualities when it is really the inner qualities that make people valuable to us...Likewise, it is those same qualities that make you so valuable to others too!

So, remember our initial idea of cultivating a “joyful attitude?” Now, you can probably see why it is so important to yourself--and to others--to share your joy with them.

I am so happy that you are here. I hope that it is inspiring for you....I will keep each and every one of you in my prayers--I promise.



  1. How very true your words are, Cindy!

  2. Hi Cindy, what a wonderful blog, I love it. People whom I am most impressed by are people who are genuinely thankful for what they have and who encounter difficulties with a positive attitude. Naturally, these are the qualities I admire in the person I'm thinking about.

  3. I would love it if you add a link to my gratitude card. These are the best news I've heard, thank you so much for thinking of me. Please let me know if you need anything from me. Hope you have a great day!

  4. Hi Cindy, I love the idea. Thanks so much, let me know when you do it and if you need anything from me.

  5. Hi Cindy~ this is a wonderful, thoughtful blog! I know from reading blogs every day how many people need prayer...

  6. what a calm and nurturing place this is to visit!

  7. Beautifully created site. I'm so glad you stopped by and invited me over.


  8. Cindy,
    This is great!

    I also like your idea of featuring people, or having guest artists!
    I'm on board for that when it comes together.

    Oh, love the picutre of the bird nest.
    One of my favorite things to make.


    barbara jean

  9. Cindy, WOW!!
    I would be honored to have you feature my work!
    please feel free to do this and please let me know when so I can paot as well :)
    I am glad you found me and I am so blessed to have you as a blogger friend.
    Trusting in him always
    Blessings to you and your family.

  10. Thank you Cindy :)
    Not to worry you take all the time you need. I will pray for you, prauing that you fair well with the storm!

    Just have faith knowing that God is so much bigger then what we have to endure :)

    Blessings to you girl

  11. Oh Dore,
    You make me smile!
    Blessings to you too!