Light: Invitation to Joy


~Mary Oliver

~Mary Oliver


Please, God, Let me see it. Don't let me miss it. Let me recognize in every sunrise an invitation to joy. Awaken in me an awareness of your plan for my happiness that dawns with every breaking day.


Get up for the sunrise. Sit with a cup of something warm and just watch. Or lace up your shoes and get out and move in it. Or, even better, run--chase it down and be a part of it. Even if you are a not a morning person, get up and see the light dawn on an autumn day. It's truly, truly a grace. Know that God's paintbrush has rendered an invitation to joy for you. Resolve to do it. You might seriously consider making tomorrow the day, because for many of us, with the time change, the sunrise will come even earlier on Sunday;-).