We say it often. We hear it often. But do we really know what we’re saying
when we say “good morning.”

Yesterday may have had ‘broken pieces.’  Yesterday may have brought disappointment.  Yesterday may have planted fear deep inside

But today is not yesterday. Today is a new day.  This morning is a new morning.  And it can be a ‘good’ morning  … if only for a split second.

This morning, as I swept the leaves covering the front entrance to the house
I noticed a little bit of ‘good’ growing in the front yard … this strawberry flower beside a hopefully-soon-to-get-red strawberry.  In the middle of November!

Once again, the birds had given an unexpected gift
… a gentle reminder that every morning can offer a bit of goodness.

Thanks to the little lesson from the strawberry, I will try to remember to smile and say “Good morning” to people I encounter whether I feel like it is a ‘good’ morning or not because each morning is the first day of the rest of their life; each morning is the first day of the rest of my life.

I want every day to be a day that holds to the promise of the strawberry growing unexpectedly in our front yard bringing a “Good Morning!” wish to my soul, reminding me to share goodness with others in whatever ways I can.

“Good Morning!”  May this be a ‘good morning’ for you.


© text and photo: June Maffin