So often I begin the day in a state of neither-here-nor-there, allowing my circumstances, my chores, the unexpected, the plans, the anticipated joys to create my mood, my attitude, the lens through which I will view my life, my little corner of the world.
No wonder I get cranky.
It is better, I think (as if I'm the first person to ever think of this), to take a few moments and actually decide where I am standing. Not to take a side or a position, but to know, to create consciously that lens through which I will see every person, situation, every minute, grand actor in the drama of creation.
And to remind myself throughout the day that earlier I had decided that indeed, it is all good.
"All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well."
--Julian of Norwich, c. 1342-1416, English mystic and philosopher