“Mom, will you get the lint off my coat?” Alyssa asked before she went to work. Handing me the lint brush and extending her arms, she stood in her black peacoat poised and ready for me to remove all the white fuzzies.
The large lint brush smoothly rolled over inch after inch of the black cloth removing the white lint as it passed.
By the time she had made two revolutions, we were both quite satisfied with my efforts. After a brief kiss, she flew out the door.
I looked down at the once sticky paper that surrounded the brush. It no longer felt sticky at all and was covered with black “lint” from the peacoat.
The edge of the next sheet was slightly bent, so I pulled it a bit revealing a fresh adhesive surface. There was such a contrast between the two pieces. They were as different as night and day.
Each morning when the sun rises, we awaken, fresh and energetic full of sticky energy enabling us to grab tasks wholeheartedly with successful completion. By the time night rolls around, we are covered with stress, emotion, disappointment and unfulfilled tasks. All of our stickiness has been spent.
As long as we don’t lose sight of the fresh start tomorrow, we can continue to roll along until we exhaustedly drop into bed. Our subconscious repeats our mantra throughout the night that “Opportunities abound with each new day!“
Dust will gather and appear everywhere you don’t want it to be, but just peel back another layer and keep rolling. Grab every chance you get to enjoy life’s experience.
With the right attitude, all the fuzzies will be peeled away to reveal a fresh sheet of stickiness enabling us to vigorously roll through a new and successful day.
at the prospect of a new day,
a fresh try,
one more start,
with perhaps a bit of magic waiting
somewhere behind the morning…”