Good Morning



Good morning … Rise and shine.

I think that a large part of how we experience life is shaped by our experiences, expectations, and the images we hold in our mind.

Lately, I was reflecting back on scenes from perfect mornings …

The Perfect Start to Your Morning

Remember that good morning … where the sun is shining, the sky is blue, the grass is green, and the birds are singing.

And there’s a warm breeze that carries the essence of a garden in full bloom softly through the open window.

I’ve seen scenes like this in movies and in T.V. shows, and I’ve experienced good mornings in real life.

So what I want to create here is a reminder of just such a good morning.

Classical “Morning Sunrise” Songs

Here are a couple of classical morning sunrise songs that accentuate the start of a beautiful day:

  1. Call To The Cows (a section of the “William Tell Overture”) by Gioacchino Rossini
  2. Morning Mood by Edvard Grieg

Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah Video

If you need something a bit more visual to really bootstrap your day, here is a link to a video of the original classic Disney song, Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah, that you might recognize:

If the video doesn’t play for you inline, you can find it online with the following link:

Video: Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah (Original)

Be Your Own Source of Sunshine

And if you do wake up on the wrong side of the bed, here’s a quote by Sam Sundquist that reminds us how we can get a fresh start:

“Some days you just have to create your own sunshine.”

Be your own source of sunshine and shine your way to a brighter day.

I hope that between the imagery, the songs, and this little vignette of a good morning that it helps inspire the start of your day.

Let this good morning post be your little dose of sunshine.

It’s here whenever you need it.

What’s your vision or vignette of a good morning?


    • Hey Kwame,

      In the morning, I identify three wins or outcomes that I want to achieve for the day.

      This helps me focus on what a great day would be.

      I tend to journal throughout my day in a very simple way. I just write down one-liner reminders or little ideas I think up or come across. It’s fast, simple, and friction-free.

      I end up coming across inspirational works throughout the day because my friends tend to send me inspirational stuff.

      At night, I often seek out some inspirational insights.


  1. Working nights, my morning is afternoon.
    The older I get the fewer good wake-ups I recall recently.
    But this spring, any day without shoveling snow is way better than what I began with this year!

    I remember you from years ago- Saw you in my stats. Great work on your blog since then! I need better results, I’ll be back.

    • It’s all relative, right.

      I know some people that inspire themselves by reminding themselves that any day above ground, is a good day.

      Thank you.


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