This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24
The dog got me up extra early this morning, and as I let her out to do her business, I could see that we had the beginnings of a beautiful day.
The sun was nowhere close to being up yet, but it wasn’t dark either. The air was warm and there was a nice breeze blowing. I got my coffee and sat on my patio, thinking about the day ahead.
I’ve been learning a lot lately about positive thinking. I’ve come to understand the importance of how you start your day, and generally, it can go in one of two ways.
You can either approach the day full of life and hopeful expectation, or you can begrudgingly drag yourself out of bed, fearful and downtrodden about what lies ahead. Which approach do you think will lead to a more positive and productive day?
Now I’m not saying that we can be bright and sunny every single day, but your attitude makes a huge difference in how your day will go.
I have a ton of stuff to do today, and it would be easy for me to already be overwhelmed at everything I need to accomplish. As I was still in bed, I thought through it, and realized how lucky I was to have woken up, to have a job to go to, to be blessed to have friends and family who love me, and to know that God cares for me.
That brief little reflection made me want to jump out bed, ready to tackle the day, and it didn’t matter how much was on my to do list. Having the chance to sit for a few minutes, coffee in hand, on my patio sealed the deal. Today was going to be a great day.
How did you start your day?