Sunday, October 10, 2010
I’ve never been much of a sunrise watcher. I’m all about sunsets. We live facing west and what I see every evening is almost like staring at the largest big screen available at Best Buy; it doesn’t look real. It sort of feels like God’s putting the day to bed.
But, the last few days I’ve been watching the sun rise over the ocean and it’s becoming a toss up for which is more amazing, sunrise or sunset. It feels so fresh and hopeful to see a new day from the very beginning.
We can choose how we face each day with either excitement or dread of what it might bring. There are times in everyone’s life staying in bed would be easier than facing another day. But, if we hang on to the knowledge that seasons come and seasons go we can rally the strength to put our feet on the floor.
It makes me sad when I hear someone say, “I’m having a bad day.” Granted some are more challenging than others, but at least we have the day. If we make a decision to watch for everything good instead of all that’s going wrong, there won’t any more bad days. Pollyanna had the right idea.
So when the sun comes up on your new day consider how you start it and practice noticing everything good. If things don’t fall in line with what you had planned, there’s always the hope of tomorrow.
“Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday.” ~ John Wayne