Why I Wake Early by Mary Oliver
Hello, sun in my face.
Hello, you who made the morning
and spread it over the fields
and into the faces of the tulips
and the nodding morning glories,
and into the windows of, even, the
miserable and the crotchety –
best preacher that ever was,
dear star, that just happens
to be where you are in the universe
to keep us from ever-darkness,
to ease us with warm touching,
to hold us in the great hands of light –
good morning, good morning, good morning.
Watch, now, how I start the day
in happiness, in kindness.
Believe it or not, I woke up a little “miserable” and “crotchety”.
(Man, I hate it when that happens. But there is a lot in this world to be miserable and crotchety about if that where you want to go !)
But then I remembered that I have a choice.
I can wallow in the “ever-darkness” all day.
Or I can CHOOSE to “start the day in happiness, in kindness”.
Which would you choose ?
Big Love to you, Beautiful Ones !