Friday, May 13, 2011
Every week day when the alarm goes off at 5:30, my first thoughts are usually very negative. Stuff like, "Oh noooo! Not another workday. No, not again." Or, "Please. How is it time to get up when I just lay down to go to sleep?" Or, "[Insert an unsavory word or two of your choice here]! Why can't I just go back to sleep? This is cruel and unusual punishment."
Then, realizing there is no choice in the matter, I immediately force myself to say and think the opposite. I can't sleep late even if I wanted to. The children have to go to school, and the fact is I must go to work, so sleeping in is never an option. (Which explains why Saturday mornings are absolutely sacred to me. For your own safety, don't talk to me before 10 on Saturdays.)
So to reverse all that negative thinking I say, "Thanks for another day," or "I'm grateful for another day, a roof over my head, the paying job, and healthy children who are able to go to school," even if that initial unsavory string of words is what I'm still actually feeling.
The thing is, if I ever did ignore my responsibilities and sleep in, I'd miss some of these scenes right outside my back door.
Each sunrise is different but all of them are spectacular. The sky changes very quickly so you have to be looking in just the right place at just the right time to capture the best each morning.
I hope you capture the best of this day and the best of the weekend. Have a good one.