"How beautiful, how buoyant, and glad is morning!"
-L.E. Landon, 1933
Good morning! The reason I send these messages out first thing in the morning is because I think it is a great way to start the day, getting centered, remembering what is important. The break of day represents a kind of optimism. There is a newness, a freshness, as if time starts all over again. No matter what has happened the day before, we know the sun will come up and shine its light on us today.
"The moment when first you wake up in the morning is the most wonderful of the twenty-four hours. No matter how weary or dreary you may feel, you possess the certainty that absolutely anything may happen. And the fact that it practically always doesn't, matters not one jot. The possibility is always there."
-Monica Baldwin, 1950
There is always some uncertainty to the day. Will it rain? Will it be sunny? And we don't know what surprises may come our way, big or small! But how fun to be able to participate in the process, to watch things as they unfold and to make choices and contribute.
"I like breakfast-time better than any other moment in the day. No dust has settled on one's mind then, and it presents a clear mirror to the rays of things."
-George Eliot, 1859
Somehow we see things differently in the light of a new day. When we have a big decision to make, we often say "let me sleep on it," knowing that after a rest we'll have a fresh perspective and be able to think more clearly.
"It's completely usual for me to get up in the morning, take a look around, and laugh out loud."
-Barbara Kingsolver (1955- )
Our attitude has everything to do with how the day goes for us. When we approach our activities with a sense of fun and light- heartedness, it affects our environment, and the people around us. Time passes by more quickly, and we enjoy ourselves so much more.