I would normally reserve a post like this for my Monday Mantra series, but I figured with the weekend coming up this could be a good topic to ponder.
If you’re like me, perhaps being a morning person doesn’t come easily to you. Maybe, you, too, live your life for the weekend — those two days when you can do whatever you want (including not setting the alarm for the next day).
Recently, as I struggled to get out of my nice, warm bed on a cold morning, I received a text from a close friend. The text read, “Love every day of your life. You don’t know your future.” Something about those words struck me, and I immediately got my day going.
I thought about those words throughout the day — as I drank my morning coffee and before I went to bed that night. It’s easy to dwell on the unsavory aspects of your busy day — from morning commuter traffic to the meetings that drag on all day. Putting a positive spin on these things is hard — trust me, I know. But if you start your day with a grateful heart you can take things in stride. I am grateful for each morning that I wake up healthy, for the friends that provide encouragement and strength I sometimes need, and for the knowledge that I am surrounded by so much love.
While I don’t love every minute of every day, I do love every day.