Light gives of itself freely, filling all available space. It does not seek anything in return; it asks not whether you are friend or foe. It gives of itself and is not thereby diminished.
We live with so much light around, it's hard to imagine a world in total darkness. We are used to everything being illuminated. Even at the midnight hour the street light outside brightens up the night here at my house.
Getting out of bed in the morning is, for a lot of people, the single hardest thing they do each and every day. There have been times I’ve been like that. I have dreaded starting a new day. Thankfully, I’m no longer like that. I dreaded a new day because of all the work I had to do. I dreaded a new day because I knew I’d have to deal with some very unpleasant people. I dreaded a new day because when I woke up the man I loved wasn’t there beside me anymore.
But there is just no denying the sunrise. Sooner or later, summer or winter, Daylight Savings Time or not, the morning illumination is going to impose itself on all of us. We have to make a choice, to live like the night will never end, or accept the reality that the daytime has arrived.
I know now that there is nothing to dread. There is everything to be hopeful about. Starting a new day is more like Christmas morning for me because I’ve discovered there is so much to be thankful for and I want to find out what this new day has in store.
It’s all about having an attitude of gratitude. It can really change your life. Looking on the Bright Side of life can work miracles and I’m here to say, I’ve lived it and proved it works.
My Thankful List - Day 29
1175. for the people in my life that are no longer with us
1176. for the JOY in my heart that never fades
1177. for the bright spots in every day
Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.
Anthony J. D'Angelo