A good friend recently shared this video with me, and I would like to share it with you. It is as beautiful as it is profound. It is well-worth your time to watch it. I particularly loved this quote from Brother David Steindl-Rast, a benedictine monk, and the one speaking in the video:

“You think this is just another day in your life. It’s not just another day. It’s the one day that is given to you today…. It’s the only gift that you have right now. And the only appropriate response is gratefulness.”

Here are four ways you can transform today, taking it from ordinary to extraordinary:

1. Notice the gifts around you.
2. Open your heart to receive them.
3. Express your gratitude for them.
4. Bless someone else.

Today will never be repeated. It is unique among all the days of your life. Gratitude can transform it into something to be remembered.