Find a patch of sunshine near a window or go outdoors into your yard or on your porch (If you can’t get your child out of bed, just open the curtains, and let the sunshine in. Together, reach your arms up, come up as high as you can on your tippy-toes and reach for the sun! Hold on and bring the sun into your heart (arms fold in, hands to heart, as if gathering in sunshine, like a bouquet of flowers).
With your hands still on your heart lightly, take a nice deep breath in and let the sunshine expand in your heart (usually the kids like to exaggerate this and pretend like they are puffing up like big balloons – just let your child act it out however they wish)
Now, exhale, let it go …..and share the sunshine with all of your friends (let your arms open out wide as you exhale, like you are giving the sunshine away to everyone)!
You can do this a few times. You can name someone you want to share your sunshine with, specifically, but always remember to end, sharing it with the whole world. After all, that’s what the sun does – share her energy with each and every one of us. It’s a good lesson for all of us, and gets your morning in motion full of appreciation for the sunshine all around you, right in this moment, reminding you that each day is full of potential to be wondrous and glorious!