By Joseph J. Mazzella • February 7, 2020
It was a cold, Winter morning. I hadn’t slept very well the night before so I was trying to catch a few extra winks before I got up. The rising sun had other ideas, however. A beam of it snuck through my drawn curtains and started poking my eyelids until they wearily opened. I groaned and sat up on the side of the bed. I put my feet on the floor careful not to step on my gassy, old, snoring beagle who was still lying there. I stood up and slowly stretched my sore back. It felt like I had just completed a full day’s work rather than I was just about to begin one. I certainly wasn’t looking forward to another day of washing clothes, cooking meals, doing dishes, cleaning house, and all the other things that needed to be done.
I sighed, turned on the lights and pulled on my sweat pants, shirt, and heavy coat. I knew what would be waiting for me when I opened the bedroom door. I swung it open and there he was, Fluffy my son’s extra big, and extra fluffy white dog. I looked at him with his smiling face, energetic body, and wagging tail. I wondered how he got that way every morning without even a single cup of coffee. I leashed him up and opened the front door so he could take his morning walk and do his morning business. He dragged me towards our Maple tree with his nose sniffing all the way while the below freezing winds bit into my face.
Still, the air smelt fresh and clean so I breathed in deep. I looked up to the heavens and saw the morning sunrise blessing the sky with its beauty. Its pinks, purples, and yellows were a masterpiece painted by God’s own hand. I smiled when I saw it and thought maybe another day wouldn’t be so bad, after all. I looked forward to another day of hugging my children, petting my dogs, talking with my friends, and writing my words. I looked forward to another day living in God’s love and sharing my own love as well.
What a glorious gift from God is another day here in this wonderful world. May you make yours a day of love, a day of laughter, a day of kindness, a day of goodness, and a day of joy. May you make each day you are given here a blessing that you share with God and with everyone you meet.
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