Anyone who knows me personally understands that I am NOT a morning person. I never have been, and I suspect this won’t be changing anytime soon. I have suffered with chronic fibromyalgia for nearly thirty-five years and along with the sun, mornings bring pain, stiffness, and brain fog. I never schedule a conference call or client meeting before eleven o’clock because I feel just plain stupid. But you know what? I am still grateful because each a.m. provides an opportunity to do something good with my day. And let’s face it, as I am now much closer to 60 than 50, it’s awesome just to wake up this side of eternity! I challenge you to arise each morning with an attitude of gratitude!
P.S. In case you’re not familiar with Marcus Aurelius, he was emperor of Rome during the 2nd century AD and the last of the rulers traditionally known as the Five Good Emperors because they ruled with authority, humanity, and competence.