what it is!”
This was the very first good morning that I sent to this newsletter
group back in 2007. Since this details my morning routine, and how
this all started, I rebroadcast it as a reminder to us all… and for all of our new subscribers. And by the way, thanks so much to the thousands of you that start your morning with me. I find it very inspiring to think of the thousands of us all starting our day with a shared positive thought.
I can’t think of a better way to kick off your ‘Good Morning’
routine than by sharing how I start my mornings. Seven years ago I
started this simple routine – unaware of the profound impact it
would have on the days and years to come. I know it was the first
seed in my personal Change Your Life Challenge.
I wake up and sort of stumble out of bed toward my coffee maker.
Prior to those first few sips I’m really not that awake and don’t
think about too much. (I know, I know– I should give up the coffee
– but one thing at a time!) Anyway, I get my cup of coffee and I
either walk outside or walk to the largest window in the house. I
look outside and say a silent ‘Thank you’ for the day that is ahead
and the fact that I am blessed to be here and be a part of it. I
stand ‘in silence in my thanks’ for a couple of minutes and then
say, with heartfelt conviction, ‘Something great is going to happen
today… I can’t wait to see what it is!’ And then I begin my day.
You know what the best part is? Something great happens each and
every day. And because I am aware, I never miss it. Sometimes it is
major — a new business deal or an unexpected great opportunity.
Sometimes it doesn’t come in a fancy package and might be a
beautiful bird that lands, an e-mail from a friend or a stranger,
the smile of a child, the pleasure from a ‘great idea’, or the joy
that comes from complimenting someone. But sure enough, life brings a gift to my doorstep each and every day. And it happens because I anticipate it and am open to it.
Stand up. Go to your nearest window and step outside. Say a silent
thank you – or shout it aloud. ‘Stand in your thanks’ for a couple
of minutes. (Hey… if you are reading this and thinking ‘Gee, that’s a lovely idea…’ but have no plans of getting up– GET A MOVE ON AND GO OUTSIDE.)
Something great is going to happen today … I can’t what to see
what it is!