From Mourning to Good Morning

Once I Was BlindIt’s morning. Time to wake up. Time to face another day. You put on a smile. And how easy “good morning” rolls off your lips. But some mornings are not so good.

dInstead of the usual bright, happy sunrise there are those days a heavy fog rolls in. And it rolls in, formidable and gloomy—smothering and treacherous, and giants loom ahead.

POr it looks like the end as you know it, for you cannot seem to see beyond the frightful edge. You think it might be a cliff you’ll plunge over but it’s all blurred and doesn’t make sense. You lay wondering. Wondering what to do. Only one word comes to mind—pray.

BeholdAnd then the gradual emergence of wonder replaces wondering. Just when your heart gives up all hope, the fog starts to lift and transforms from mist to vapor. The clouds break and the dread starts to clear.

I Make All Things NewSuddenly you see beyond—and those cliffs where the world dropped off are gentle rolling fields, verdant with growth.

And what you thought was the end, rolled out for you an expanse of endless sky.

Tree MetaphorsAnd the giants were but the friendly company of trees.

It's a New DawnWhat felt like mourning is now morning and it shouts that it is good. It’s a brand new dawn. The chance to change. To start again.

Good Morning! Wake up! It’s time to rise and walk!
Peace, Alexandria

“Don’t let the agony, regret, or fog of yesterday blind you to the fact that each new day carries with it a plethora of opportunities to move your life into the right direction.” ~ Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

“You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing. You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy.” ~ Psalm 30:11
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This is one of many responses to the Weekly Photo Challenge with the theme of “Good Morning

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12 Comments

  1. I love the feeling of protection when the mist surrounds me

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  2. gopi chand narang

     /  October 6, 2013

    THE BEAUTY OF THE CYCLIC CHANGE OF NATURE DEPICTS DYNYMISM OF LIFE.
    GOD, THE CREATOR MANIFESTS THROUGH NATURE.

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  3. Mornings are all so beautiful through your lens. “The chance to change. To start again.” — Thank you, Alexandra!

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  4. Mary Beth Lagerborg

     /  October 6, 2013

    Alexandra, How beautiful! It reminds me of these verses from Lamentations: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. Thy are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

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  5. I smell fresh air 🙂

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  6. Wow! Those tree photos blow me away!

    Hugs from Ecuador,
    Kathy

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  7. I have scrolled through your most recent posts, because this one was so beautiful! You have one beautiful photo after another 🙂

    Thanks for visiting my blog 🙂 Please visit again.

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  8. manormana Narang

     /  October 11, 2013

    Mourning is self created and I feel if you Really want to be away ,your message makes you have a very happy good morning in your life.Ofcourse fog,mist and other obstacles will be there. But you learn to go them off.
    Thanx I love to read all your articles. God Bless All

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  9. fantastic image, that top tree photo is magnificent. Glad I found your blog!

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    • Such a nice compliment! Nature does all the work sometimes. We just have to “be there”. I’m honored for your follow. Your photography is incredible.

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