It’s a new day.
The sun is shining
the birds are singing
there is promise in the air

What shall I do?
Shall I jump into my long to do list
with the vigor and energy 
I feel this morning

Or shall I take a day for myself
and rest and try to heal
from my latest illness
that is depleting my energy

I love the blank slate of a new day
but there is a lot of pressure
as to how to spend it
in the best and most rewarding way

I think I shall savor the morning
and be grateful to be alive
on this new and hopeful
summer day