“To Waking”, To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings, John O’Donohue
I give thanks for arriving safely in a new dawn,
For the gift of eyes to see the world,
The gift of mind to feel at home
In my life, the waves of possibility
Breaking on the shore of dawn,
The harvest of the past
That awaits my hunger,
And all the furtherings
This new day will bring.
The best way to start any day is to give thanks for the privilege of living. Doing so opens the door to newness and unbinds the possibilities inherent in the new dawn. If you meet the new dawn with a heart clouded by complaints, fear, doubts or greed, you are likely to be fixated on the absences and limitations, rather than the opportunities. Never forget: what has your heart has you.
I give thanks for arriving safely in this new dawn. Do you?