How I appreciate each morning?

Wake up every morning is itself a blessing. Facing such opportunity, one has a choice between embrace and live to the fullest or curse it is another reality one needs to face. I don’t wake up every morning with such spirit but I still wake up to appreciate it is part of my everyday and I am going to embrace it to my fullest.

I remember there were days where I was so afraid to go sleep. It was before my final results were about to be released. I was at the boarder of giving up my degree or graduation. What I have done during those difficult nights? I actually allowed myself to no going to sleep until I really couldn’t keep awake anymore. Because I already gave up my logical thinking, I was reading and watching movies. Well, yes I had too much spare time and too blessed to have such life.

Every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Because I’ve experienced such dark days, I appreciate every morning I have wake up. Every night I fell asleep with something I am looking forward to for next day. For example, continue reading where I’ve left last night; completing the puzzle that I left incomplete; spending more time with my family. It doesn’t mean that I have no challenges in my life. It becomes such a small thing in comparison to what I am looking for in a new day.

The deeper the dark, the closer the dawn.

However the profound suffering envelops you, never forget the inner spark of hope and courage.

Daisaku Ikeda

Above is a quote given to me in my dark days. At that time, it was difficult to believe there is a new hope that I can have. I knew I had to drag myself back to the harsh reality but it seemed really meaningless to me at the time. I knew I had to but I couldn’t see the light in my future.

How did I overcome such dark age? I started to enjoy that environment but I got so bored with it. Same everyday, never changed. Because I got bored, I have decided to change my dark everyday. I was scared to change the whole life pattern so bit by bit I tried out, tested out, and realised I am in a different place.

What do you feel when you see a sunset?
What do you see at the down?
How do you want to live your everyday?

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