I woke up this morning, pulled back my curtains, and saw this sight: a fresh new sun rising outside my window. the beauty of a new day dawning.
I thought of all it symbolizes: a fresh start. a chance to begin again. an opportunity to rise. I thought of how I wanted to start, to begin, to rise in a new way today. I thought of this quote from a Taylor Swift song:
“today is never too late to be brand new.”
Lately I have found myself complaining. A lot. I have found myself being negative. Often when I awake – before my feet even hit the floor – I have negative thoughts running through my mind.
I think about my life – how I have so much good going on right now, so much love, so much life. Life is so good. Why am I so negative? Or rather, why is negativity my tendency?
I want to change that. I want to challenge myself. So beginning today, I decided I would challenge myself to not speaking negatively at all. About anything. No matter what. No matter if I don’t feel well, no matter if I am tired, no matter if I am stressed. And if I do so I will immediately say something positive. I will think of something for which I am grateful.
They say it takes 28 days to break a habit. In 28 days it ill be New Years day. I challenge you, too, to be new. No matter what day you start, just start. It doesn’t have to be a new year, it doesn’t have to be a new week. It doesn’t even have to be a new day. Every moment is an opportunity to start anew.
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.” – Phillippians 4:8