Good Morning Wishes

01/08/2014

wake up grateful repeat“Like a gift, beautifully wrapped at the foot of your bed each morning, today asks that you open it and enjoy everything inside. Exhaust yourself with all it has to offer!” ~ Steve Maraboli

“Morning is an important time of day, because how you spend your morning can often tell you what kind of day you are going to have.” ~ Lemony Snicket, The Blank Book

“Now that your eyes are open, make the sun jealous with your burning passion to start the day. Make the sun jealous or stay in bed.” ~ Malak El Halabi

seeds of today“The first few moments of the day are some of the most important as they can determine the mood for the rest of the day.”
~ Daniel Willey

“Open your eyes! The world is still intact; it is as pristine as it was on the first day, as fresh as milk!” ~ Paul Claudel

“Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.” ~ Meister Eckhart

PSALM 5:3-4 NIV ~ In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.

PSALM 30:5 ESV ~ Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes in the morning.

wake up thankful good morning

Morning Has Broken, performed by Cat Stevens

Morning has broken, like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning
Praise for them springing fresh from the world

Sweet the rain’s new fall, sunlit from heaven
Like the first dewfall, on the first grass
Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden
Sprung in completeness where His feet pass

Mine is the sunlight, mine is the morning
Born of the one light, Eden saw play
Praise with elation, praise every morning
God’s recreation of the new day

Morning has broken, like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning
Praise for them springing fresh from the world

Morning Has Broken” is a popular and well-known Christian hymn first published in 1931. It was written by English author Eleanor Farjeon and is set to a traditional Gaelic tune. Writing credit for “Morning Has Broken” has occasionally been erroneously attributed to Cat Stevens, who popularized the song in the early ‘70’s. The familiar piano arrangement on Stevens’ recording was performed by Rick Wakeman, a classically trained keyboardist known for his tenures in the English progressive rock band Yes. (source)

My warmest gratitude to Fiona Child for ladybug image (click image for her link) and the unknown makers of the randomly Google-sourced mug image and the purple flower field image.

19 responses to Good Morning Wishes

  1. 

    Beautiful thoughts and words.

  2. 

    Good morning wishes to you Gina! Gotta love Cat Stevens… 😀 xo k

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      I know right? This song is just lovely! My hubby and I were talking about him last night as I prepared this post (which I’d intended to get out earlier but, hey 😉 ) and how melodious of a voice he has. Plus the piano is played by a past member of a favourite band: Yes. Bright and cheery wishes for a bright and cheery day Kim! xo G

  3. 

    What a lovely post and what a wonderful morning. Very uplifting and happy. Thanks for that! One of my all-time favorites songs, and what a fantastic video. 🙂

    • 

      Hi there! Yes it’s one of my all-time faves too, and this YouTube video is utterly gorgeous to go with it, isn’t it? I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed this post. I really enjoyed bringing it together to share. 😀

  4. 

    Even though it is evening that I read this, I do love mornings and I do love all your sayings.Aslo the song I like an dI can even play that on the guitar… I can say proudly. We can not get enough reminders about giving thanks every day! Thank you for reminding us again!

  5. 

    One of my favourite Cat Stevens tunes and as an aside when I was 12 I was told that I looked like Rick Wakeman on several occasions!

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      You make me laugh so hard Diana! I canNOT imagine you looking like Rick Wakeman, ever, but hey – I was called some pretty bizarre names and lookalikes myself. Ah, youth. Thank heavens we’ve got that behind us! 😉 Hugs, Gina

  6. 

    A beautiful post Gina. You always manage to reach my soul.
    Thanks so much :))

  7. 

    Wonderful reminder – thank you and I love this song!

  8. 

    Good day, my friend!! Cheers~ 😀