I CHOOSE LOVE. No occasion justifies hatred, no injustice warrants bitterness. I choose love. Today I will love God and what God loves.
I CHOOSE JOY. I will invite my God to be the God of circumstance. I will refuse to see any problem as anything less than an opportunity to see God.
I CHOOSE PEACE. I will live forgiven. I will forgive so that I may live.
I CHOOSE PATIENCE. I will overlook the inconveniences of the world. Rather than complain that the wait is too long, I will thank God for a moment to pray.
I CHOOSE KINDNESS. I will be kind to the unkind, for such is how God treated me.
I CHOOSE GOODNESS. I will go without a dollar before I take a dishonest one. I will be overlooked before I boast. I will confess before I accuse.
I CHOOSE FAITHFULNESS. Today I will keep my promises. My debtors will not regret their trust. My associates will not question my word. My wife/husband will not question my love. And my children will never fear that their father will not come home.
I CHOOSE GENTLENESS. Nothing is won by force. I choose to be gentle. If I raise my voice, may it only be in praise. If I make a demand, may it only be of myself.
I CHOOSE SELF-CONTROL. I am a spiritual being. After this body is dead, my spirit will soar. I refuse to let what will rot rule the eternal. I will be drunk only by joy. I will be impassioned only by my faith. I will be influenced only by God. I will be taught only by Christ. I choose self-control.
Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self--control. To these, I commit my day. If I succeed, I will give thanks. If I fail, I will seek His grace. And then, when this day is done, I will place my head on my pillow and rest.