How do you start your day?
Few years ago, I had been to address adolescent children in a school and asked then what irritates them the most on a daily basis.
My mother waking me up every morning and not allowing me to sleep for 5-10 mins more was the common answer from the majority.
After empathizing with them I said, not everyone is guaranteed another sunrise. The very fact you are able to hear her voice means you are alive and you should celebrate it.
I also said this means she is also alive and don't you think you should feel grateful for it. Not everyone can handle such an emotional loss.
Suddenly there was a paradigm shift. Looking at the children I added, it is extremely important to get our first thought, action and feeling right in a day.
For me my start is that of an enthusiastic gratitude through a prayer!!