“ There are two great days in a person’s life – the day we are born and the day we discover why.”
~ William Barclay
What color is your day? For that matter, what’s the texture? The tone? Or even the flavor?
Think about it, every day starts out with a particular essence to it. Sometimes you start out all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, other times you find yourself getting out of the proverbial wrong side of the bed.
There’s no real rhyme or reason to it, the universe simply likes to provide us with variety.
Of course, there are steps you can take and ways to prepare yourself so that more of your days will swing up rather than down. Eating right, getting enough sleep, moving your body and getting your blood circulating, and making an effort to keep drama and turmoil to a minimum all contribute to greater well-being on a regular basis.
But no matter how well you take care of yourself, no matter how perfectly your lifestyle is dialed in, and regardless of any external circumstances, each day arrives with his own energy in the air.
You might wake up with a specific song running through your head. You might’ve had a dream that you wish would continue. You could be so wrapped up in a project that your mind starts racing the minute your head leaves the pillow.
None of this is to say that your day can’t change along the way. In fact, the ability to flip the script and turn an unsettled morning into a great afternoon is a super power.
Sometimes you have to shake it loose. Other times you might need to slow down, take a step back, and switch up your routine. And once in a while, you might just need a nap after breakfast so you can wake up again and start from scratch.
Whenever I notice a distinct energy about a day, I think of a little known book by the great Dr. Seuss. In My Many Colored Days he poetically plays with the range of human emotions and keys them to different colors.
Some days are yellow.
Some are blue.
On different days I’m different too.
You’d be surprised how many ways
I change on Different Colored Days.
Written for little kids, and illustrated simply with swaths of color instead of his usual characters, it has a timeless message for the inner child in all of us.
Every day has its darkness and light. It’s our good fortune that we can reflect an infinite range of colors from within.
Keep shining my friends! Much love till next Monday!
Director of the Dance First Association
Publisher of Conscious Dancer Magazine