I am reminded that it will be my attitude which determines, at the end of the day, whether it has been a “good” or “bad” day. We all face our share of challenges every day, and it is our attitude toward those “challenges,” more than anything else, which will determine the effect those challenges will have on our day … and, on the way others will view us.
As we’ve written, we don’t spend a lot of time promoting our online store, through any of our “social” outlets, as the purpose is never about us. Our sole intention will continue to be to bless, encourage, and inspire others, through whatever means we have. I feel that this is a great way, a great attitude to have as we face a new day: How can we bless others today? How can we show God’s love to those around us? How can we witness to others … through our actions-and our attitudes today?
We have been blessed to have been allowed to serve so many, and still consider it a privilege to continue to do so. Over the years, we have had close to 1,000 products on our store at one time, but the original “products” we started with, along with our plaques, was the artwork. In fact, the very first order we received was for a work of Christian art, shipping to Antioch, Tennessee. We believe in being loyal to friends … even if we’re in the same business. So, as long as we are in business, and it is still available to us, we’ll feature the Christian Calligraphy Art. In the near future, we will begin the new phase of our business, featuring Art Prints with the writing of Richard. Vincent. Rose. available in framed art. This will be a “New Day” for us … but, we will continue to honor our friend and favorite artist, by featuring her artwork …
Which leads us to the actual artwork entitled “Begin a New Day.” This is where this series began, and it will conclude with the words and art featured on our online store. Great art should always inspire us … and, make us think. In this case, just this one art print has led to five different posts, and several pages of writing. And, a lot of thinking.
We have been so blessed to be allowed to encourage, inspire, bless-and challenge our friends with artwork just like this. I wanted to write about the words themselves, but the words themselves just, simply, speak for themselves. We always say that when it comes to our writing, it is always about the words … and, always will be. It is true, also, in the “artwork” which we are privileged to carry. This is a classic example:
It reminds us that every day is a direct gift from God. A gift, freely given to us. What are we going to do with it? We’ll never get this day back … so, each day carries with it a tremendous price paid for it … will we use it for positive or negative? It speaks again to so many posts we have written, that the best way to start the day … is to go to the One who has given you this gift.
Here are the words to “Begin a New Day”:
“This is the beginning of a new
day. The Lord has given me this day to use
as I will. I can waste it, or I can use it
for good. What I do today is important
because I am exchanging a day of my life
for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be
gone forever, leaving in its place something I have
traded for it. I want it to be gain: not loss … good:
… not evil … success: not failure … in order that I
may not regret the price I paid for it.”
Here’s a look at the way the art print looks:
We are honored and privileged to be allowed to serve others with messages like this one. We greatly appreciate those who tell us they stop by just to read the art, to be encouraged and blessed. That’s what the artwork, that’s what “the business” is all about.
We’ll close with a direct link to this work of art. From that page, you’ll be able to look around at the other artwork which we feature. We have tried to arrange the art by category to make it easier to browse around and find something you are specifically looking for:
“Begin a New Day” from Pastor Appreciation Gifts