How to Start Your Day off on the Right Side of the Bed

What a beautiful morning it has been! I was never a morning person. I've come to enjoy and appreciate them now. My Dad would tell us to lay out all of our things the night before so that we didn't have any upset trying to find the missing shoe or take extra time to decide what to wear. He said to lay out our school stuff, make sure we had everything the night before. It made for a much more smooth transition and he reminded us of these things each night before going to bed. My Dad was never late to work, even when he had a flat or something he still managed to make it to work before time. He would leave in enough time to accommodate those incidents and be there well before he had to be. As we see accidents happening each and every day I know that many of them could be avoided had people just checked their priorities and took the time to not allow themselves to be in a rush and if they had woke up prepared and with joy.

Our Dad was always our morning cheerleader with which we truly didn't appreciate that aspect of his early morning personality. He would sing and dance and make fun while we laid grouchy dreading getting up and start our day wishing we could be like him. He was surely patient with us too. It would be easy for us to get mad at him and he to us for our Oscar the Grouch attitude. But he made sure to wake us up a bit early so we could lay there a bit and wallow in our self pity while he sung and danced and allowed his words and actions to work on us a bit. But we have never forgot his enthusiasm and its importance of attempting to set the tone for our day. His songs and his smile ring forever in our heads. As we are now adults and when we visit he still likes to get up and tease us with that tradition from time to time and now we can wake up and appreciate it with smiles on our faces. Whomever you wake up to realize the importance of helping that person set the tone for their day, especially your children. Children battle so much in life and they need all the love, prayers, patience and encouragement we can give them. 

My Mom always said "Fake it until you make it. Smile even if you don't feel like it." You know it works and it reminds me of faith because we must speak our existence, speak life, not death. "The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit." Proverbs 18:21. Your words not only affect you but to those you speak too. 

Hebrews 11:3 says "Through faith we understand that the world was made by the Word of God. Things we see were made from what could not be seen." Hebrews 11:1 says "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." So say "Good Morning" and smile like you mean it even if you don't feel like it because you are showing God your faith of the life He has meant for you. Don't forget that this not only affects your attitude but all of those around you throughout your day. It won't be long and you will be filling your mornings, your life with such joy and peace for all -DH 

Here is another article with some great ideas to battle the morning blues and make them more memorable in a positive way. Starting-your-day-off-well-over-6000-times


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