Good Morning, Sunshine’s!
That was my morning greeting for years.
I used it at work, often. As an office manager, when I arrived at work early in the mornings, as a part time bank teller, arriving early to unlock and check out the building so my partner and I could start the day, as a sales team leader preparing to work a special event with my team… it was how I could express my enthusiasm for the day ahead.
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To me, the people I hang with are sunshine for my day. Whether it’s at work, church, play or running mundane errands about town. I love hearing about their world. The new recipes, the trips to fun places, the reactions they received from something they shared, what they learned new and how they shared a bit of themselves to the world around them. You know, like rays of light stretching into my soul to help create a better me!
It’s important to be sunshine. I realize on someday’s the rays seem a little less fierce and a little more invisible… but they are there, just the same. Flooding the earth with light and warmth. Providing a way to see the path ahead, the trail left behind and the roads on each side ( the one’s that offer opportunity).
On the days my rays are a little dull, I find reading, jumping around on one foot or petting Trixie a good way to brighten up. It doesn’t take a lot to get happy, if you are dreaming in that direction. Putting a smile on your face and thinking you are happy, usually works. I like to make a list of things for which I am grateful and then expressing that gratitude. Looking up, toward the Son is a great way to start!
Here’s my list of things for which I’m grateful. Feel free to start your own, right here!
Sunshine is important in every phase of life. We grow plants in the sun that provide food and beauty. We see the mirroring effects of the warmth hitting the cool water and feel it’s heat on our skin as we soak up every ray possible during our day out at the park or the lake. The warmth from the sun provides energy for power and physical fitness. Sunshine is our hope for a bright future.
So today, I see the sun peeking out as it’s almost daylight. The energy of the sunshine is contagious as I hear the birds begin to sing, the dog is stretching and preparing to hit the door to request permission to exit to the sun. The morning glories are preparing to “glory” and the coffee is hot.
“Good Morning, Sunshine’!” It’s a day to enjoy the benefits of the sun. Grab your SPF, (helps to pay my way) drink up some water and come join me on the patio.
It’s all about living better and it’s going to be a warm and beautiful day. Don’t forget to spread some sunshine.