I headed out to feed the calves this morning. The sun was barely peeking over the horizon. The brisk February air was chilling my cheeks.

As I was feeding, the sun continued to come up, just as it does every day. There isn’t a cloud in the sky. In the silence of the morning I just thought “wow, what a beautiful day.”

Heading back home with the beauty of the sun peeking in my window, a Matthew West song came on the radio. Day One:

“It’s day one of the rest of my life
It’s day one of the best of my life
I’m marching on to the beat of a brand new drum
Yeah, here I come
The future has begun
Day one
Well, every single day Your grace reminds me
That my best days are not behind me
Wherever my yesterday may find me
Well, I don’t have to stay there, no”

So, that’s what today is. Today is day one of the rest of your life. It doesn’t matter what happened yesterday or last weekend or last week. His grace is enough to cover all of that.

What matters is today. What are you doing right now? Today is a day of new beginnings. It’s a new day, a new week. Do something with it.


Put yourself out there. Step out with your head held high. Walk out with a confidence knowing that His grace covers anything in your past. Walk out with a confidence to face whatever is coming this week.

Make today Day One! Be a Light shining through the darkness. Your light is brighter than any darkness that comes your way.

Happy Monday!