Ten Rules For a Blessed Day

Today I will grow spiritually.


Today I will not strike back—if someone is rude, if someone is impatient, if someone is unkind, I will not respond in a like manner.

Today I will ask God to bless my "enemy"—if I come across someone who treats me harshly or unfairly, I will quietly ask God to bless that individual. I understand "enemy" could be a family member, neighbor, co-worker, or stranger.

Today I will be careful about what I say—I will carefully choose and guard my words, being certain that I do not spread gossip.

Today I will go the extra mile—I will find ways to help share the burden of another person.

Today I will forgive—I will forgive any hurts or injuries that come my way.

Today I will do something kind for someone, (but I will do it in secret)— I will reach out anonymously and bless the life of another.

Today I will treat others the way I wish to be treated—I will practice the golden rule, "Do unto others as I would have them do unto me," with everyone I encounter.

Today I will raise the spirits of someone who is discouraged—my smile, my words, my expression of support, can make the difference to someone who is wrestling with life.

Today I will nurture my body ... I will eat less—I will eat only healthy foods. I will thank God for my body.

Today I will grow spiritually—I will spend a little more time in prayer today. I will begin reading something spiritual or inspirational; I will find a quiet place (at some point during this day) and listen to God's voice.