Good Morning, Sunshine

Good morning, Sunshine.

How was your yesterday? How was your night? Has anyone asked you recently “how are you?”

Maybe it’s not the morning. Maybe it’s the end of the day, and you’re about to go to bed. But did anyone wish you “Good morning?”

There’s something so simple, yet so beautiful, about waking up in the morning to a text from someone you care about saying “Good morning.” If you don’t get a “good morning,” you might try to blow it off, saying “oh, it’s just two words.” But let me tell you something. It’s okay to want that “good morning.” It’s okay to want two small words that aren’t as miniscule as they seem. They can be a reminder that you’re loved, that you’re cared for. That when someone else woke up and went to start their day, they thought of you.

You don’t have to convince yourself that you don’t need this message. You see, deep down, we all know that we do have worth. But every once in awhile, we need a reminder. We need someone to tell us that we are important in their life, that our existence makes their existence more joyful. Sometimes, we need to hear those words said, to see them written.

So, let me tell you something. You deserve to have a good morning. Heck, you deserve to have a good afternoon, a good evening, a good day, a good everything. You are beautiful, wonderful, and absolutely worth an awesome day. You deserve to see the sunrise. You deserve that first cup of coffee, the second, and even the third. You deserve time outside, a penny found heads-up on the ground, and a hug from a friend. You deserve to wear your favorite shoes, to see your favorite view. You deserve everything to go right for you, whether or not someone told you they thought so this morning.

But you know what else is okay? Not getting that “good morning.” You see, you are so much more than a good morning text. You are not what others think of you, you are what you think of yourself. You are not your weaknesses, you are your strengths. Your fire burns bright because you take care of your own candle. Each and every day you live in this world, you are making a difference. And so while no one might say it out loud, you need to know that, remember that, and say it to yourself. So if you don’t get a good morning text, go stand in front of the mirror, and tell yourself: “Good morning.” Tell yourself that you are going to have a great day.

I believe in you. But most of all, you believe in yourself. I know it. I see it. I see it when I look at you, and I want you to see it when you look at yourself.

Know this: I hope you have a good day. You are loved. I care about you, and so do countless others. You will make a difference in this world; you already have. Each day, your life makes someone else’s better. Just knowing that you walking this Earth makes someone else smile, even if they forget to tell you in the morning. Just know that the people around you are proud of the person you are and continue to be.

Now don’t be afraid to go tell someone else to have a good morning, because you never know when two words can make someone’s day.

So, good morning, Sunshine. I hope you have a great day.

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