Mornings! There is always something magical about mornings. As the sun begins to paint the sky with dollops of colours here and there, as the chirping of the birds welcomes the new light of the dawn, as the world slowly gets up from the slumber, as the propitious rays of the sun slowly brighten up the day- we can feel the birth of new promises and hopes.
In my childhood, I used to wake up with my grandpa chanting the Surya mantra in his baritone voice. The deep, clear pronunciation of the shloka, “Om Jabakusum sankasyang Kashayapeyang mahadutyim” immediately used to make the morning a brighter one. It was like transforming a good morning to a gold morning. Grandpa always said one should forget and never wake up with the contrition of what remained undone the previous day, but rather, should think of new achievements and new dreams each morning.
That is still my mantra. I wake up with new conviction and faith each morning.
Healthwise, brushing the teeth and washing the face are also essential rituals of my mornings. If the rays of new hope and optimism cleanse up your inner soul, these two healthy habits help to do the same for the outer appearance.
I have a small verdant patch at my house, my very own space. On those days when I’m able to manoeuvre the time, I have my first sip of coffee while sitting there, caressing the foliage or looking at the hues of the flowers nodding their heads in delight with the breeze doing the waltz. At those very moments, I can feel, the morning is transforming once again, from good to golden.
But, it was a package I received from Colgate India a few days ago, made me understand how good mornings can be turned to golden ones, literally and figuratively. As I said, brushing is an indispensable part of my mornings, and so is the coffee. It was exciting to receive a Colgate 360° Charcoal Gold toothbrush, a mug and a flask, all shimmering in the golden hue. The happy way to start the morning, a gold-standard morning refreshment package with #Colgate360GoldMornings.
Every single morning is unique, as it never comes back to us again. The fading away of the darkness of the night and the rising of the sun signify the most important aspect of life- the darkness of despair giving way to the light of optimism.
“Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.”- Tagore