This New Day

Thank you God, for this great day! The sun is up and I must say, I’m as happy as can be, for each new day you give to me.

Written By: Melody Carlson – Baby’s First Book of Prayers

I try my best to read this book to my kids every morning. It is a great book full of short stories even my 16month old enjoys. It keeps him very engaged, each new page. This particular short story reminds us to wake up in the morning, and be grateful for a new day! NO matter what happened yesterday, no matter what you may have to face this day, just be thankful to GOD for another day.

This message has so much more meaning for me, then I know it does for my boys. Every morning I wake up, I start thinking about all the things I have to get done this day. All the things I didn’t get to complete the day before. And all the things I have to plan for tomorrow. Instead of waking up being thankful for a new day, I start to stress myself out before I had even gotten out of bed. I have tried to create a new routine for myself this past 2 weeks. Instead of staring at myself in the mirror while I am brushing my teeth each morning. Which I hope I am not the only one who does that, thinking ‘where did that line on my face come from’, or ‘am I loosing more and more hair’ etc. I have began to focus more and more on keeping my eyes closed, and meditate all the reasons I am thankful for this New Day. Simple things that we should give thanks for, we take for granted. Eyes to see, ears to hear, arms and legs that move. Do we even give any thought to how ecstatically happy we should be to wake up each morning, and have our body functioning properly?

Thank you God, for this great day you have blessed me with. The sun is up and I must say as long as you are in my life, I am as happy as can be. For each new day you give to me, I will make memories and treasure them always.

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