Some mornings I roll right out of bed, all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, rested and ready for the new day. Today isn’t one of those days.
After a night of fitful sleep, I beeped the snooze alarm three or four times, hoping each time for some sort of miracle that would cram eight hours of sound slumber into a few five-minute intervals. That didn’t happen.
But I am up, relatively alert and making progress on beginning another week. I’m grateful for warm shelter, clean clothes and fresh coffee. I have a good job, great people with whom to work, a loving wife and a fine dog. I also have a large, wonderful family and a good number of friends who mean a great deal to me.
I suppose I could take another thirty minutes to reflect on my blessings but this makes a pretty good start. That means that I’ve already done two of the most important things necessary for making a good day: 1) I’m out of bed and 2) I’m deliberately aware of my blessings.
Put those two things together and add a prayer for wisdom and grace and you’re ready to make a great day!