When You Arise In The Morning

by Sherry Riter in Hope

I have a love/hate relationship with mornings. I love the peaceful, quiet beauty of a morning sunrise, but I have a really hard time waking up in time to see it. I would just love to be able to watch the sun rise above the horizon each morning and take in the feeling of starting fresh with an abundance of hope.

Yes, hope.

Putting the past behind and stepping blindly into the light of a new day filled with opportunities for happiness and success.

blue ridge mountains when you arise in the morning

“When you arise in the morning,
think of what a precious privilege
it is to be alive –
to breathe,
to think,
to enjoy,
to love.”
~ Marcus Aurelius ~

Says it all, don’t you think?



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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

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1 Passion April 2, 2013 at 3:23 am

I must say “This is a wonderful post”.All lines you’ve written are really inspiring. Feeling good and fresh:D
Nice post indeed 🙂


2 Sherry Riter April 2, 2013 at 8:15 am

Thank you very much! I’m glad you enjoyed it 😀


3 Lisa April 2, 2013 at 4:30 am

Good Morning Sunshine…..
sending rays your way…..:) My dad used to say when he would get up in the morning, well the good Lord has blessed me today with another one…I’ve got to make the best of it… Oh how I miss him,
Wishing you many blessings today….4 more days and I can relax a few days….whew…. do I ever need it….have a good day my friend.


4 Sherry Riter April 2, 2013 at 8:16 am

Thank you Lisa! Yes, I’m always counting down until the weekend. I just wish I enjoyed the week as much! Have a grrrrrreat day! {{{hugsss}}}


5 teresa1944 April 2, 2013 at 1:57 pm

LOL, also your mama is still alive to call you as your wake up service every morning. I have to restrain myself from talking a blue mile because I know how YOU don’t like that first thing in the morning, lol


6 Sherry Riter April 2, 2013 at 9:19 pm

You are a pretty good alarm clock even though sometimes I talk to you in my sleep and don’t get up!!!! Just remember, you have to something like, “Are you going to China today?” or “Are you cooking asparagus for breakfast?” If I answer, “Yes” then you KNOW I am STILL asleep!!! LOL


7 Philip Bond April 2, 2013 at 7:19 pm

Now, my Titania; wake you, my sweet queen. Oberon; Midsummer Night’s Dream


8 Sherry Riter April 2, 2013 at 9:11 pm

Ahhhhh…He quotes William Shakespeare! 😉


9 Young Werther April 2, 2013 at 7:48 pm

Couldn’t agree more. Love each morning.. as they say it’s a brand new day!


10 Sherry Riter April 2, 2013 at 8:58 pm

Yes! 😉 I love the fresh start!


11 Skip_D April 4, 2013 at 4:26 pm

It was the lark, the herald of the morn,
No nightingale.

Good morning! 😀


12 Sherry Riter April 8, 2013 at 9:57 pm

Good morning and thank you! 😀


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