“I dare you to move / Like today never happened before” – Switchfoot
I don’t think we take enough advantage of new days. Think about it. Whether you noticed or not, you got a second chance this morning. You were given another 24 hours to make the most out of your life, to right any wrongs and move forward despite any setbacks that came your way. New days are by far the best gifts we can receive in this lifetime.
“Weeping may endure for the night, but joy comes in the morning.” Psalm 30:5
This verse perfectly illustrates why new days are awesome. Not only are we given a second shot at life, we get to heal up from whatever hurt us yesterday. That’s where the joy comes in. Bad day at the office? Fight with the spouse? Made a huge mistake? Tomorrow, you can let it go and start fresh. That thought alone is enough to make you happy in the morning.
“It’s a brand new day / For the first time / In such a long, long time / I know I’ll be okay” – Joshua Radin
Every new day gives you a chance to shift your perspective. You can change your thoughts from negative to positive. If you were down and out yesterday, today you can be an optimist and believe that things will turn around. And no matter how you fail or fall short today, guess what? You’ve got another chance to make it right tomorrow.
My friends, this is the only October 23, 2011, that there will ever be. Once it’s over, it’s gone for good. So, live it as though it’s never happened before and won’t happen again.