Most mornings, I wake up in a fairly chipper mood, but some days I have to work myself into it. This is usually achieved by simply taking a moment to reflect on the many blessings in my life and how fortunate I am to have and do as much as I do, but sometimes the mood lingers on into the day. On a few occasions, it lingers beyond that.
I recently stumbled upon a new tool for helping refocus and re-shape my thoughts on the difficult mornings. First Thing Every Morning is a short video (less than 3 minutes) from Simple Truths (an amazing motivational organization I first wrote about in One More Degree).
With its simple imagery, beloved quotes, and a happy bit of music, this video inspires me to focus on what’s truly important in the day ahead and to let go of any of the trivial leftovers from the day (or week) before.
If you’re feeling a bit off-center, I hope you’ll take a few minutes to watch First Thing Every Morning and be inspired to create a better day ahead. Or just to sit and feel cheery for a few minutes more.
What’s got you feeling cheery this morning? For me, it was re-reading Richard Wagner’s quote: “Joy is not in things; it is in us.”