Have you ever thought about the simple but powerful greeting – Good Morning? I was forced to think about it as I ran on the white sand beaches of Aruba one day. I must have said Good Morning at least a hundred times. Sometimes I initiated the greeting, and many other times my fellow vacationers initiated it.
Once we locked eyes, it seemed like we were compelled to say, Good Morning to one another. It didn’t seem like it was an obligation, but a human privilege. Some Good Mornings cheered and brought smiles to faces that were otherwise somber. Some Good Mornings surprised others. Some Good Mornings were cheerful and some muffled. Some Good Mornings were forced and others just gushed out
It didn’t matter if the vacationers were from Chile, Columbia, Brazil, Egypt, Poland, United Kingdom, Nicaragua, or Costa Rica, Good Morning was Good Morning! It was a universal phrase that was understood by all, pretty much like love and music.
This phrase is a powerful one because, whether we realize it or not, underneath it is gratitude. We say Good Morning because we are acknowledging, for whatever reason, there is something good about this morning, for which we can thank God.
If you woke up and you’re breathing in and out, Good Morning!
If you still have a job or your spouse has a job, Good Morning!
If you woke up healthy and to a healthy family, Good Morning!
If you are able to read and think, Good Morning!
If you can feel the warmth of summer, Good Morning!
If you can feel the cool breeze of autumn, Good Morning!
If you can feel the chill of the winter, Good Morning!
If you can feel the refreshing drops of spring rain, Good Morning!
If you can walk and talk and reason, Good Morning!
If you can taste your food, Good Morning!
If you’re making a contribution to the world, Good Morning!
If you have people in your life who care about you, Good Morning!
Even if you are going through this and enduring that, it’s still a Good Morning!
That this morning is another gift from God, makes it not just another monotonous morning. It’s a Good Morning because it’s God’s Morning!
For what reasons do you say Good Morning? Do you do it out of habit or courtesy? How can you deepen your Good Mornings?
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