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Monday Musings–let the sun rise

Each sunrise brings a new day with new hopes for a new beginning”  — Anonymous

I am an early riser as you can probably tell by most of my posts.  I enjoy the quiet each day before the world I orbit in with my partner, kids and dog are all awake.  I love to start each day with reading, meditating and my cup of coffee.  Starting the day from a place of calmness almost always sets me up to stay calmer and more centered through out the day.

When I started into work this morning, even though it was still dark out, I could not help but think about the sunrise.  There is something about experiencing the wonderful, beautiful masterpiece that the sky awakening brings that brightens my morning and reminds that each day is new and to be grateful.  Each day we have the opportunity to be better than the one before.

As this is the first week of the new year at my job, I am overjoyed to start anew and see what this coming year brings.  I love beginnings; there is an excitement that comes with starting fresh!  Thinking and dreaming about all the possibilities of the next 365 days makes me almost giddy with anticipation for Wednesday!

I am hopeful as I launch into this year with many new ideas and plans. I am anticipating seeing more sunrises.  Of being more present to appreciate each one as a reminder of the beauty in this world and that no matter how dark the night, the sun will rise.

What does the sunrise bring to mind for you? I hope it will help you focus and remember we have another new day to be thankful for.  That we are ALL connected through this one action in the sky each morning and evening; as there is always a sunrise and sunset somewhere.  I can’t help but think how wonderful that is to know; that we each get a new beginning every single day and with glorious colors!

Happy New Year!

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Sunday reflections (2)

The beginning of a new year seems to always lend itself to new resolutions, new commitments, new strategies for tackling life. One area I’ve been focused on is my morning routine.

How do you wake up? Do you wake up to an alarm every day? Children calling for you? Do you bounce out of bed or crankily climb out, longing to stay wrapped in the covers?

I’m fortunate (in my opinion) to be a morning person. I tend to wake up slightly before the alarm. To be wide awake once my feet hit the floor. This doesn’t mean I always want to get up. I often long to keep sleeping, even though I know it’s my best time of the day. So this year I begin with a new commitment to begin each day without compliant. Without a negative thought that I’m having to get out of bed. Waking up before everyone, before even the sun can be challenging so this is a deliberate commitment.

Sundays are an easy day to tackle this as there’s no alarm for me today and I can sleep as long as I want. Having older children means I’m at a stage of life where they all sleep in usually.

This morning as I’m enjoying my coffee, reading and journaling I’m reminded to be grateful that getting up is easy. My body is no longer in the pain it was a year ago. My heart is full of love for a partner that respects me and truly treats me like a queen. My house is full of love and family.

Today, think about how you get out of bed each day. Are you grateful to be starting a fresh day or do you long to stay sleeping? Finding things to be thankful for helps keep the motivation to get up going. Being grateful keeps joy at the forefront.

Sending you positive vibes this Sunday morning. Here’s to starting a new week without compliant.