When we open our eyes each morning and contemplate the day often our first thoughts are "I have to do this and that today. The first thing is first, and we go into the restroom, lol. Work, appointments, projects, errands, and everyday life begin slowly running through our minds. Weeding out the task not particularly appealing to us cross our thoughts. Ugh, I do not want to go to work, exercise, or sometimes even make coffee. After all, there are dishes in the sink that I did not do yesterday. Our routine life overwhelms our hazed early morning thoughts.
Unexpected events begin before we have the time to wipe the sleep from our eyes. Perhaps the dog has peed on the floor. Maybe the cat has dug through the trash. There is the favorite, and the kid is barfing like scenes from the Exorcist. Waking up each morning and looking forward to the day can be an adventure. It is all too easy to start the day being the reactionary to life and then maintaining that mode all day long. We will always have bad things happen in life, but do I need to double down with my blase attitude? "It is what it is." But is it?
The struggle is real." The "real struggle" is to embrace there is only going to be this glorious day one time in our lives. We have the opportunity of a fresh start of our journey. The battle is becoming aware of our self-accountability to our contributions to the day. Our health and personal outlook on life strongly influence our days. What am I going to do today that builds towards my dreams? How will my day today build a better tomorrow? Will I learn something today I did not know yesterday? Will I add value to those I love? Can I capture each moment of magic the new day brings?
Be that little spark plug contributing to the engine call life each new day.