There is something about waking up early and heading out the door, before most of the world is awake that I love. Some people would say that getting up early is crazy, or that any hour before 9am doesn’t exist. I get it. I get the strong pull of the warm cozy covers and since I end up being spooned by two deliciously cuddly dogs every night, I do understand how easy it can be to lounge in bed (just one one more minute). I have the mental struggle too.
Mornings like this morning, though, are the reward for hitting the road early. There is so much hope in the start of a fresh day, especially one that starts with sunshine! It doesn’t really matter what happened yesterday. It’s all in the past and the sun peaking through the trees as it’s rising is a solid reminder that every day I get another chance to tell someone I love them, apologize to someone I’ve hurt and hopefully make a positive impact on someone I run across. Another chance to work on creating a life that means something.
“Today is a new day.It’s a day you have never seen before and a day you will never see again. Stop telling yourself the “Same crap, different day” lie! How many days has that lie stolen from you? Seize the wonder and uniqueness of today! Recognize that throughout this beautiful day, you have an incredible amount of opportunities to move your life in the direction you want it to go.” ~Dr. Steve Maraboli