Thursday, April 24, 2014
Last weekend I celebrated Easter Sunday up in PA at my Mom’s house. As a Christian, I associate Easter with renewal – all things are new again. I also associate it with all things being possible. Because of the meaning behind the day, it’s natural to think about these new beginnings and all things being possible on Easter Sunday and then forget about it on Monday. But it got me thinking… regardless of whether you celebrate Easter or not, we all get a new beginning every 24 hours. Each day is a new start with a brand new sunrise so why not treat each day as such? For many of us (me included), we go to sleep thinking about the things we didn’t get done during the day and start the next morning on the same note. But what if we approached each day as a fresh start instead? Rather then starting on the same note as we ended the day before, what if we looked at the new day with fresh eyes; as an opportunity to have a better day than the day before, or better yet, have the best day of your life?
I like to think of this as viewing each day as you did when you were a child, or if you have children, as your young children view each new day. I don’t have children of my own but have nieces and nephews. The younger they are the more excited they are to start each day. They get out of bed happy, ready to play, and jump into each day with a sense of exuberance that as an adult, many of us tend to lose. They aren’t thinking about the prior day or what happened the night before; they are excited about the day ahead and want to fully experience it. In fact, they act as if the day ahead of them is going to be the best day of their lives. The truth for all of us is that anything can happen in any given day. Each day comes with the opportunity to be the best. What if we approached it that way? What if we let go of all the stuff that happened the day before and started every morning with the perspective that anything can happen (because it really can) and that this could possibly be our best day yet? My guess is that we’d start experiencing each day with some of the exuberance of a young child and things that seemed impossible to us a week ago might begin loosening up and becoming realities.
As you are reading this, regardless of what is happening in your life today, anything is still possible. And, yes, I also believe tomorrow has the possibility to be your best day yet.