I like that every new dawn and new day is a chance to start anew.
During recent dawns and days, though, I’ve realized I want to hold on to some things from day to day.
When I wake up to each new day, I want to remember and be in touch with:
- my basic self-worth (which does not change from day to day),
- my connections with others (which are also real and true),
- my knowledge and wisdom (which I’ve earned with the experiences of all my dawns and days),
- my personal power to affect others and create change, and
- hope and possibility.
Darkness, night, and unconsciousness do NOT compromise or obliterate those things, in any way.
Self-worth, connections, knowledge, wisdom, personal power, possibility, and hope all survive each night, even if they seem inaccessible or hidden.
Remembering these words — every new dawn and day — will help me, I know.
This new day, I am creating this post on my phone, because my laptop is out of power. When my laptop wakes up from its cordless slumber, it too will still have the worth, connections, knowledge, power, and possibilities it had before I left its cord behind in California.
I am now going to post recent photos in a new way. I assume they also retain the worth they had when I took them over the last few days:
That was so easy! See, people? My laptop losing its power cord created a new and better photo-posting day, for me.
Let’s see how linking to a song goes in this new dawn, now.
Thanks to Nina Simone, to new dawns and days, to my iPhone, to my laptop, to undaunted courage, to Jackie Chan, to Saturday Night Live, to the movie “Whiplash,” to airplanes that take me places new and old, to Spring, to those who do their best venturing out into each new dawn, and to you — of course! — for making this blog part of your new day.