Early morning, Pops is out of town for a week of surfing fun. Bubba, Lucy and I are up early enjoying the quiet. The birds have started their morning song. I have the coffee maker heating up and the sun is just beginning to peak through the trees. Aaaahhh the first breath of a new day, a new beginning, a new chance to start fresh and be the kind of person you want to be today.

Pops has an amazing quote that for 36 years he had the students in his 5th grade classroom begin the day with. I’d like to share it with you here:

This day has been given to me fresh and clear.
I can either use it or throw it away.
I promise myself I shall use this day to it’s fullest.
Knowing it can never come back again.
I am the only person who has the power to decide who I will be.
I make myself who I am.

He’d also like me to add a final line “My biggest task is to make Pops a happy husband”.

Always the funster…it’s why I love him!

Hunter, Bubba & Pops (Mr. Fun)


2 Comments on Morning Mantra

  1. I love your blog. It looks so nice and is very informative. This is an awesome morning mantra. I use to say something close to it from time to time, although it was shorter. The picture on this post is gorgeous as well!

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