Remember Etch A Sketch? If you messed up your drawing, you could just shake the toy and start fresh, with a clean slate.
The American poet and biographer George E. Woodberry believed that nature is trying to teach us to do the same thing with our lives every day:
“Always begin anew with the day, just as nature does; it is one of the sensible things that nature does.”
Every morning the quiet rising sun gently urges us:
Clear the slate. Start fresh. Begin anew.
As someone has said, “The gift of life only comes wrapped in one-day packages.”
Maybe there’s a reason why.