They say that after 21 days, you have created a new habit.  The new habit that I am attempting to create is to live through my skin, my eyes and my hands instead of through a screen. This is something that I know for sure for sure for sure is happening….day by day by day….but every day…I let myself feel, think and remember that it is actually DAY ONE again…..and I begin with all of the freshness, excitement and grace that you begin a new endeavor with….I usually even have the fear and apprehension that accompanies something new…but I know for sure that for the rest of my life, I am going to let every new day be DAY ONE…because the decision to do so has changed everything for me. Although I have kept my commitments, kept my own rules, and have quieted down, slowed down and made dramatic changes….I am accepting the grace of knowing that tomorrow I get to start over again, no matter what.

DAY ONE AGAIN

melody ross

Today is DAY ONE of the rest of my life
when the day’s done, I will let it be done
tomorrow I get to start over again
on another amazing DAY ONE

I may have started up and failed
on day one hundred and one
I may have started up and failed
when I had only just begun

I may have started up and failed
or I may have actually won
the thing I must remember
is that every new day is DAY ONE

Today I did the best I could
tomorrow I will too
I also did my best yesterday
this is absolutely true

Today is the only day I have
and it started with a rising sun
If I have a precious tomorrow again
the sun will rise as DAY ONE

No more pressure, no more shame
no more pushing myself too far
all I can do is all I can do
no more unfairly raising the bar

No more worrying, no more stress
no running faster than I can run
it’s time to stop and let it be
and remember it’s always DAY ONE

Today is DAY ONE of the rest of my life
when the day’s done, I will let it be done
tomorrow I get to start over again
on another amazing DAY ONE

 

What day 21 has brought is a sense of calm. A settling in…….a feeling of deep and healing relief and finally feeling like I am doing enough, having enough, being enough. I have so much more to write about…very soon…concerning feeling like ENOUGH, concerning WHAT IS REAL….concerning SOUL CONFUSION that comes from incessant comparing and overloads of information……concerning QUIET……

Quiet is so so so so sooo good. I wish that for you.

Maybe today could be your day ONE?

Sending you so much love…

melody