It was still pitch dark when I pulled my Chevy Cruze out of the driveway of the Little Bitty in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood.
Although sunrise was still officially some 20 minutes hence when I stopped in the parking lot of the store 15 miles northwest, light already peaked over the horizon when I stepped out of the car.
In fact, the dawning of another chance to do good and well looked so beautiful at 5:51 a.m. that I pulled my iPhone 6 out of my pocket to snap the photo above.
Besides, I still had minutes to spare before my shift started, you know? Then it was inside to my locker, on with the work top, out with the bucket of water, forward with the pick-and-purge of the three paint-coloring machines, off to the safety walk of the aisles that comprise paint and home decor … The morning routine left to the opener gets the blood flowing right from the start.
That splash of color in the sliver of the sky was a good mood-starter.
When’s the last time you greeted the sunrise, and how did it make you feel? What’s your routine to start your job? Would you rather open at 6 a.m., or work to close at 10 p.m., and why?