Today Is a New Day

New day, new options, new choices — what will I do?

Murray "MJ" Blehart
6 min readJul 19, 2021

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Sunrise over the Grand Canyon 2/12/07. Photo by MJ Blehart.

When I woke up this morning, I had a choice.

Focus on the problems, concerns, issues, and various negatives in my life.

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Seek, find, and/or create options, solutions, potential, possibilities, and positives.

Choosing positivity over negativity cannot be in denial nor disregard for negativity. That’s how toxic positivity comes into being. This is about approach, intention, and action.

But before I get into this, there is an elephant in the room not to be ignored:

Shit happens.

Lots of things are happening in the world that are upsetting, disconcerting, scary, and distracting as hell. One of the largest negatives of the internet is how easily you can go down a given rabbit hole — sometimes to the exclusion of logic and reality.

If I give this too much attention, finding positivity gets extra challenging. And these are matters and concerns that are way, way outside of my control.

Then there are more personal issues. People, situations, things that directly impact my life but are also outside of my control. Focusing on strained friendships, financial matters, and the how of other personal things outside my control over the past few weeks can be discouraging.

This is why I am reminding myself — and sharing with you — that today is a new day. And because it’s a new day the past has passed. I alone can learn from it — or not. Those lessons can inform me as I move into this new day and decide if I will see it for potential and possibility (positivity) or lack and impossibility (negativity).

New day, new options, new choices — what will I do?

Approaching the new day

Every single morning, I get to choose — see today in anticipation of a good day or a bad day? My approach will impact how it goes.

Whether you believe in the Law of Attraction or not — it is a law of nature. Like attracts like. Frequently, this is super subtle. This is why if you approach the day with dread and dismay you will likely have a dreadful and dismaying day.

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Murray "MJ" Blehart

I explore mindfulness, positivity, philosophy, & conscious reality creation. I love to help & inspire. And I also write sci-fi/fantasy. http://www.mjblehart.com