One of my favorite memories of when my husband and I were dating is the “good morning” text messages that he would send me on an almost daily basis. These sweet messages were not only a wonderful treat to wake up to, but they also reminded me that he was thinking of me upon waking up.
For the past decade or so, I’ve gotten into the habit of sending God a good morning message each day, often before my feet touch the floor for the first time in the day.
I simply say in my head “Good morning, God. Thank you for another day. I love you.”
This “good morning” reflection to God takes only a few seconds.
When I first started to get into the routine of saying good morning to God, I would name the alarm on my phone with “Good morning, God” as a reminder to do so. It only took about a week until it became routine.
Now, I say the reflection the moment I wake up and usually before my eyes even open.
This short and sweet good morning reflection is especially helpful on mornings where I don’t have time for my regular morning prayer and daily Mass reading. Whether our children haven’t slept well the night before, we’ve slept through the alarm or when we’re running late for whatever reason, I am never too late to send a quick message of thanksgiving and praise to God, which helps me build a positive foundation for the day.
I have found that by just thanking God for another opportunity to be alive for another day helps to put other stressors in my life into perspective. God has gifted me another day and another chance to make a positive difference in my life and the lives of my family members, friends and every person that I encounter.
I hope you will try it out. Spend a few seconds with God in the morning, it can change your life.
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