I’m grateful for a new morning. I woke up this morning. That is something to be very grateful for. I’m grateful for my family and friends who got this same blessing. I’m grateful for the strangers from across the world who get to wake-up and open their eyes. In my gratitude, I also pray for those families who are grieving the loss of someone who didn’t get to wake-up this morning and the ones who are counting the mornings they have left. If you are here reading this right now, you got to experience a new morning. New mornings mean I get to make new choices. New choices mean the opportunity to have a beautiful day.
Today, I commit to appreciating the day. Today matters. This moment we are in right now matters. The thoughts we choose to let dance around in our minds matters. I’m going to be conscious of my choices today. This day is a gift that not everybody gets. Today, I want to honor that by living my day fully—minute to minute. I will enjoy the presence of water touching my skin while I wash my hands, shower, and do dishes. I will enjoy taking deep breaths in the open air. I will listen to the sounds that fill the air. Each thing I get to experience today is a blessing. Each moment I have loving someone and being loved is a blessing. Today, I’m not going to worry about what tomorrow holds. I have NO control over much of the chaos happening in the world. What I can do is only available to me in the moment I’m in. Today, I’m here. What can I do in this moment to make the most out of it?