This was always a favorite saying of my mother...

This Day

This is the beginning of a new day.

I have been given this day to use as I will.

What I do today is important, because I'm exchanging a new day of my life for it.

When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever, leaving in its place whatever I have traded for it.

I pledge myself that it shall be for gain, good, and success, in order that I shall not regret the price I paid for this day.

Photo taken on Daytona Beach, Florida, by Jim Small on October 2, 2005.

Created: 01-January-2006 Revised: 01-January-2008