I looked out of the window first thing this morning. The sky was clear and blue, and the sun was shining. It looked amazing!
I’ve always liked the quiet stillness of the early morning, the dawning of a new day. Years ago I used to walk to a newsagent a lot further away from the local one, just so I could be out and experiencing the morning. This was just before it was light, but I could see that the sun was about to rise. I’ve always enjoyed sunrises (and sunsets!) Some mornings it felt as though I was the only person in the entire world to be awake, which, obviously wasn’t true as the people who owned the newsagent had to be awake to open it up! But that aside, I was the only one awake! I loved that feeling… I was experiencing this particular time all by myself.
Another thing that I remember about these early morning walks is that the air smelled a lot clearer and fresher, and everything felt crisper. Later on in the day, everything became more normal, but there is something very special about the early morning.
Not that I’ve appreciated them in recent years, however. For several years now, I would get up in the morning because I had to, not because I wanted to, and as a result I would say things like “I hate mornings” or “I’m not a morning person”. Both of these statements are untrue, obviously. It’s not the mornings I didn’t like. What I didn’t like was having to do what I didn’t want to do, and in these cases it was getting up! I’d have preferred to have stayed asleep in bed, but this isn’t possible when you have work to go to!
It is impossible to like something and not like it at the same time. I was blaming the morning for my unwillingness to get up, but it wasn’t the morning stopping me from getting up – it was me. It wasn’t the morning making me rush around in case I was going to be late – it was me. Likewise it wasn’t the morning that made me walk to that far away newsagent all those years ago – I did that because I wanted to.
So, I would like to apologise to everyone I have ever said one of those negative comments above to in the past. And I would like to apologise to each of the mornings when I have said it. There may well be mornings in the future when I don’t want to get up, but that is for me alone to sort out on that day.
As for the mornings themselves, well, they are brand new days! A new start! I’m not waiting for New Year’s Day to begin my new year, every day is a new start to my new year. Things will get better and better the more positive I become about things, and starting the day in a positive mindset is an instant boost to that positivity.
I love it when I feel good! 🙂