I'm participating in LK Ludwig's online Day of Sharing Words. Her idea was to share poems, favorite quotes, etc. online through our blogs. When I got the e-mail announcement for this, I knew exactly what I'd post. I recently happened upon this and love it....Every Day: A Daily Affirmation
by H.H. The XIVth Dalai Lama
"Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to have woken up, I am alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it, I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, To expand my heart out to others, To achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings, I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry, or think badly about others I am going to benefit others as much as I can"