I remember when my oldest son, Bubba, was wee little he would come in my room in the morning and say, ” Mom, we have to get up, it’s shiny outside.” I would groan and mumble at him that he should go back to bed. It never worked of course, youngsters are always so full of energy. So I would get up and drag myself into the kitchen and make him breakfast. And while I was grumbling about how I’d rather be in bed he was smiling and excited and looking forward to the day. So now, when I see the sun rise or a beautiful day dawning, I think to myself “get up, it’s shiny outside”. Get up and recognize the potential of this day! Get up and realize that God has created this day and that whatever this day has in store, God will be there shining His love and peace and power down on us. Get up!! And be excited for the potential of this day, it’s shiny!