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When You Arise in the Morning Think of What a Precious Privilege It Is to Be Alive, to Breathe, to Think, to Enjoy, to Love - Marcus Aurelius

When You Arise in the Morning Think of What a Precious Privilege It Is to Be Alive, to Breathe, to Think, to Enjoy, to Love – Marcus Aurelius

How our day is going to turn out depends entirely on how we start it off and what our attitude and mood is – If you wake up feeling angry about something, perhaps from the day before, then that anger will follow you wherever you go and taint whatever you do during your day. And we can all imagine what kind of day that would be…

But if you, on the other hand, wake up and think of what a privilege it is that you get to see another beautiful day and that you actually get the chance to do something good for yourself and others, you will end up having a completely different day.

Our attitude is so important when it comes to what kind of days, weeks, years, and lives we live. It’s all up to us to choose what we want to bring into our lives. And the more you celebrate the life that you live now and the more grateful you are for the things and people you have in your life now, the more there will be to celebrate in the future.

So start your days off right. Take a moment – it doesn’t have to be more than a few minutes – to sit down in peace and think of all the things that you have now, that you are really grateful for. And don’t forget the things we usually take for granted, like having a nice, warm home to live in, being able to breathe in fresh air, having a job, or even being able to make our own choices in life.

What are your choices for today, and what are you grateful for?

When You Arise in the Morning Think of What a Precious Privilege It Is to Be Alive, to Breathe, to Think, to Enjoy, to Love – Marcus Aurelius
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About Johanna Rosberg

For years, I have lived by the rule that nothing is too big or too scary to do; anything that anyone else can do, I can do, too. And now, since about a year back, I have decided to make it my life mission to make you understand your abilities and your strengths, to help you live the life you've always dreamed of. It's time we take over that steering wheel of life! It's time we start living our lives and not just waiting for "other stuff" to happen! Join me in my journey, and please, share yours with me over at www.johannarosberg.wordpress.com

9 comments

  1. We must carry our own weather. I like how you start by pointing out the attitude we go to bed with is often the attitude we wake up with. This is why it is so important to take a few moments before we sleep to put away all anger, malice and negative thinking. Bed time should be a time when forgiveness flows like rivers and washes away all the darkness our days may have known.

  2. Nice post! I find that beginning my day with meditation really helps me face the day. Because it IS such a privilege 🙂

  3. Great article Johanna! Really nice reminder that we should not take things for granted and that we should always be grateful for all the things we have. So true that our attitude plays a big big role in our daily lives. Thank you for this article

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