There's beauty in a brand new day. The turn from dawn into morning gives us the chance to start anew, begin fresh.
Nina Simone may have put it best when she sang in "Feeling Good": "It's a new dawn/It's a new day/It's a new life."
And so, each night we go to sleep with security, knowing a new day is waiting once we wake.
We asked you what your number one reason was for getting up in the morning. Some of you were ... honest ("A full bladder!"), others named your responsibilities (pets, children, fitting in exercise), and many of you mentioned all that a new day offers -- a dream coming true ("Maybe today is the day I'll go to Tuscany and drink wine from a nearby vineyard," one of you gushed). We think there's no better time to believe in the prospect of possibilities, of dreams coming true, than at the moment you open your eyes.
Here are some of our favorite reasons to get out of bed. Did we cover it all? Let us know the number one reason YOU wake up in the morning in the comments section below.
- A chance to see the sun rise!
-Melanie Gasque Wynkoop
-Danielle Quimby Currey
-Lisa Cox Lawson
-Kelly Davis Raggo
-Anna Maria Vizzini
Clarification: Language has been added to indicate that Nina Simone is not the author of the song "Feeling Good."