Friday, April 22, 2016

The Best Part of Waking Up

How you start your day really does matter.

Some days when my dog gets me up at 5:30 for our morning walk I would much rather stay in bed.

Today I was less reluctant to leave the comfort of my bed.  I got dressed and headed out the door.  The birds were singing and the sun was almost up and the sky was beginning to lighten.  I generally enjoy my walk once I am up and about but this morning was especially enjoyable.

After about 3 blocks my canine companion and I were rewarded with a glorious sunrise.  The soft pinks and oranges blended together to create a masterpiece of nature.

I held that image of the sunset with me as I continued with my day.  A few key players were absent from my class and while the children ate their lunch another adult and I commented on the spell that had been cast on the class.  It was like magic.  I could enjoy their quirks rather than being frustrated by them.

The spell eventually broke but I credit the positive start to my day for the success of the morning.

There may not always be a brilliant sunrise to begin our day, but we are control of the attitude we begin the day with.  It's up to us to find our own sunrise, aromatic coffee, inspirational music or encouraging smile to help us start our day right.

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