Feb. 5: Wake-Up Call – Take Two

You open your eyes to begin the day—and it’s suddenly a disaster.  Maybe your children are throwing a collective “I don’t want to get up!” tantrum.  Or perhaps the morning news program pronounces packed roadways or troubles on commuter trains.

Press “rewind” on the day’s start with these three steps.

▪ Find the light.  Stand in a sunny spot in your home for just a few minutes to absorb the brightness and warmth, natural mood elevators.

▪ Shake it off—literally.  Walk quickly around the house, or up and down the stairs, helping your brain get the “feel better” message.

▪ Smile.  While you may not feel like it, the act of smiling makes you and those around you feel better.  Others will instinctively reflect back what they see.

Good or bad start, each day is an opportunity to make the world a better place for others and for yourself.

I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.  (Philippians 4:13)

Sunrise to sunset, You are my strength, Father, giving meaning to my life.

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