Being aware of my first thoughts in the morning was definitely a "wake up call". I realized that how I viewed the world first thing in the morning was how I lived my life. Was I lamenting the day or celebrating another opportunity? What I focus on first thing in the morning is what sets the pace for my day.
It isn't easy to be grateful if there are bills to pay, a job you don't like to go to, sickness or a relationship that is not going well. It wasn't until last week that I really got how I can let the Internet and social media guide my feelings. After all, if the first thing I see in the morning is a political rant or something tragic, I have allowed some-one or some-thing to control how I feel for the day. Every day I have a choice to be a victim or a volunteer for life. The foundation I build for my day on is up to me.
So what to do instead? I learned to send a big THANK YOU to the universe the moment I wake up. A thank you for giving me another shot at life. For the ability to SEE when my eyes open. For the ability to walk across the room to the bathroom unaided. For the scent of my shampoo, for the sound of the birds...the way the light plays through the blinds on the wall. Centering myself in the every day things transforms them from the mundane to the magnificent. Finding magic by being curious about my surroundings raises my energy to a level that helps me look for other things to enjoy and embrace. What changes for me is the way I FEEL about my environment and my brain shifts to a new way of looking at life.
How will you wake up today?