Good Morning Friend,
How often we say to each other in greeting, “Good Morning.” It’s habit. Even when we’re not feeling it inside, we utter a polite salutation. Lately, I have found nothing good about my mornings. Jim’s pain level is usually at its worst and I’m busy getting his pills, his ice pack, rubbing salve on his back, getting his walker, and on and on. And inside, nothing feels good.
And then, Thursday I purposely awoke with a new attitude. Enough already with being down, not my nature, I was going to be up. Not some crazy kind of delusional thinking, just a change in perspective. I, on purpose, decided to find the “good” in my morning.
Five times, you recall, God stands back, as it were, and takes stock of his creation. Each time the text says, “And God saw that it was good” (verses 4, 12, 18, 21, 25). And when all was finished and man and woman were created in his own image, it says, “And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good.” So, I took stock. And behold, I saw much that was good, and very good.
Friends, you and I must choose where to put our focus. Our attitude is a choice we make and is not based on our circumstances. We can choose to make it a good morning. Look around you right now and discover what is good, and even very good. And Joy in the Morning will follow.
Loving you always,