The following story I found in a bulletin article written by Don R. Williams over twenty years ago. It was so encouraging that I decided to include both the story and Don’s application. Enjoy:
MY LUCKY DAY
". . . this is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. " (Psalms 118:24)
Garland Chapman, principal of Robert E. Lee High School in Midland, Texas, relates an experience during his days as a grade school principal. A little second grade boy started out the morning by falling from the school bus and hitting his head on the concrete--required three stitches to close the gash!
Recess proved a little unfortunate as he and another boy ran together -result: two of his teeth were loosened and a lip busted.
During the afternoon he fell and broke an arm. Mr. Chapman decided to take the boy home immediately before anything else could happen.
They were riding together when the principal noticed the little guy clutching something in his hand. "What do you have?” the principal asked.
"A quarter," answered the boy.
"Where did you get it?" Mr. Chapman asked.
"I found it on the playground today," explained the little man. Then he smiled and with an excited voice exclaimed, "You know, Mr. Chapman, I have never found a quarter before. This is my lucky day!"
So much is dependent not on how the day looks at us--but on how we look at the day. Some people miss seeing the roses behind a broken fence. Every day has its problems, but faith can turn them into blessings. Each beautiful butterfly looks rather uneventful at its beginning-but what a change the day makes.
--Don R. Williams