Thank You For The Gift Of Life
Many of us struggle when it comes to getting up in the morning. But there’s a saying that some have been reciting since we could recite to help them get ready for the day: “Be strong as a lion when you wake up in the morning to serve this life and your fellow brethren.”
And there’s a prayer the rabbis of Moses time recited when they woke up, before their feet hit the floor. They would pray: “I offer thanks to you, living and eternal, for you have mercifully restored my soul within me. Your faithfulness in me, each day, to be able to do what I must do is great.”
The first words you can utter every morning can be used to thank anything for the gift of life. You can wake up in gratitude, in thanks giving, in appreciation.
Chances are you didn’t say these words when you woke up this morning . . . but it’s not too late!
No longer can my mornings be fueled by stress, worry, anxiety and drama.
No longer can my first thought not be of the beauty of now.
It is a fuel that is harmful to my gorgeous engine & to society.
I am poisoning the ozone layer, the love layer. Leaving trails of want and need, a smoke cloud of entitlement.
I will feel my mornings with the warmth of understanding
– That I have received more than I have given.
I am safe, all night I was safe.
My fingers and toes still wiggle.
My body is breathing, continued to breathe all night.
Sounds of the world bounce around the solid bones in my body.
This is called waking up. – Christopher Rivas Mint On A Pillow