Yesterday morning was one of those funky feeling mornings. A bit dim and foggy in my soul. The best thing I have found to do on those days is get out into nature. Luckily I have my adorable little dog who looks forward to her daily walk so I have extra incentive to get my butt moving and get outside. As we were walking the sunrise shown in this blog post was our mural in the sky. The colors ever changing. Bright clouds in a dark sky.
Sunrise, the way that nature reminds me that each day is a fresh start, a new beginning. Each day the sky begins with a fresh canvas that is then painted according to whatever mood the universe is in. Some days are bright and bold, some days are muted and calm. Much like our moods, our days.
As I walked I remembered that each day is different and that each day my mood and thoughts can and will be different in some ways. I also remembered that I can choose to shift my attitude about life, about the world, about every part of my life. The beauty is there even if it doesn’t stand out the way the sunrise did yesterday.
Just looking at this picture gives me joy. Thoughts of the stillness and peace of the early morning, the way the colors changed as the sky filled with light.
A new day to decide what is important. To focus on the present, not the past. To appreciate what is going right in our life and the people (and pets) who make our lives better.
Friends, when your day seems off and you can’t see out of the tunnel you are in, I encourage you to step outside and think about how each day the sky starts a fresh canvas of art. A simple yet stunning reminder to us all about our ability to create new art in ourselves each day.