What is your alarm clock to you?
Is it a warning?
A stop sign?
Is it a buzzer telling you that you are out of time?
Is it an annoyance?
A wet blanket? (gross)
Is it a buzzkill? (Or maybe just a Zzzzzkill?)
Is it a shot to the heart? And you’re to blame?
A necessary evil, heavy on the evil?
Is it like the lights flicking on at bar time telling you that you’re getting kicked out? (And revealing that the person in front of you is fugly with the lights on?)
Is it a call to tumble outta bed? And stumble to the kitchen. To pour yourself a cup of ambition. And yawn and stretch. And try to come to life.
Or is your morning alarm an invitation?
Is it the signal of the start of something great?
Is it like the lifeguard’s whistle, inviting you back into the water?
Is it like the opening bell at the stock exchange inviting you to make money and magic?
It is like a train whistle reminding you it’s time to move Engine Engine Number 9 down the New York Transit line?
It is like the national anthem, telling you to stand up straight and proud, reminding you of all you have to be thankful for, flooding you with the feels, and inspiring you to go write the next chapter of your story?
Your perspective is everything. Remember that every day is a new opportunity to grow, create, enjoy and improve. Make sure to fill your life with work, play, people, and places that are worth looking forward to each morning. And happily accept that invitation when it comes.
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