I copied the following over 40 years ago and I try to read it most days:
"This is the beginning of a new day. I have been given this day to use as I will. I can waste it or use it for good. What I do today is important, because I am exchanging a day of my life for it. When tommorow comes, this day will be gone forever, leaving in its place whatever I may have traded for it.
I pledge to myself that it shall be gain not loss; good not evil; success not failure; in order that I shall not regret the price I paid for this day"
my mother bought me a bicycle when i was a kid she said you be carefull when you go out with that bike and dont go on that road; god bless her my dad was a coalminer then , where did they get the money from it must have been hard