I’ve never met this morning. We’ve never shaken hands, or hugged awkwardly, or looked into each others eyes.
I’ve never experienced this very hour, or felt this very sunshine touch my skin.
Golden. Healing. Warm.
The birds, the breeze, my breath. All are new.
Each ushers in never imagined intentions and never dreamed of possibilities, so I choose to live this day, while also honoring tomorrow.
I will live, laugh, love, and practice without leaving a trace.
I will ground my feet, I will stretch my palms to the sky and I will say:
Hello day! I like you. I’m so happy that we’ve met.
-from a Manduka ad in YogaJournal, September 2011