How We Live Our Lives

Annie Dillard once noted, “How we live our days is how we live our lives.” We all have approximately 365 great days a year. Make the most of these days given to you, by beginning in the morning. Start with a good breakfast!

In all seriousness, how you begin the morning sets the tone for the day, which is the time of your life. This is important stuff! Choose the first hour of your day!

For some people, a great day begins with reading or prayer. Others begin at the gym, while others start by getting the kids dressed and off to school. Some make oatmeal, fruit, and coffee. I think success requires that you start the day in the way that is right for you.

This is your life! You can’t wait for “someday” to enjoy it! You can’t wait for a big break, for a better economy, warmer weather or until you “feel like it.” As someone wisely said, “don’t wait for your ship come in, swim out to meet it!”

Decide how you want to start your day each morning. Think carefully about what gets you going, what seems “right” and special. What empowers you, gives you confidence and energy for the day. Be intentional about the morning! Negotiate your schedule, explain to the kids, do whatever it takes, but make it happen. Your life begins fresh and new each morning.

Here is a helpful hint…start your morning before going to bed the night before. Set the breakfast table, arrange your wardrobe, do what you need to do. Set the alarm clock, get a good night’s sleep, wake up with a plan and activate it immediately.

2020 is just around the corner. Why not plan now, to make it your best year ever. Arrange to have lots of extremely good days! Work hard, play often. Sing and dance, read more, hug and laugh more. Be more daring, take naps, invent something, take a trip, have brunch with your best friend. Arrange for 365 great days and we promise, the year will take care of itself! It really is that simple!