When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. Marcus AureliusWhy does one bother getting up in the morning? Why leave the comfort of a toasty bed (especially when your house has no central heating) in the morning?
Some people would say that the reason they get out of bed is because they have to go to school or work; or they have to get up to earn a living. Or that they get up because their alarm goes off. Many would say there are plenty of reasons not to wake up in the morning.
Here are some of the reasons I wake up:
If you wake up early enough, you get to see the sunrise. It's honestly one of the most beautiful times of day, almost as beautiful as looking up at the stars on a clear night.
If I didn't wake up in the morning, I would miss all the beautiful things in life; hearing birds chirp in the morning, the smell of summer, the smell of winter and every smell in between. And no, before you ask, I don't have a big nose :P I just appreciate the small (smellyful) things in life
I get to exercise my senses to their full potential (see above for an example)
Some people might say that they've got nothing to wake up for. I wake up in the morning to make my days something special. The idea of using my day to make something happen- to achieve something, or even doing something small to help someone else- that's what makes me want to get up in the mornings. To make the best of every day.
Another reason- I love getting to see my favourite people every day. If I couldn't be bothered to wake up every morning, I wouldn't get to share precious moments with that guy, my friends, my family- oh, and that good looking girl who lives in the mirror ;)
Because if I didn't get up, I wouldn't get to enjoy FOOD! Mushrooms, prawns, salmon, chicken, rice, crisp sandwiches (not very healthy, I know)- the merest mention of food makes me hop out of bed every morning, bright eyed, in search of something delicious to eat. (I think I just succeeded in making myself sound like a pig)
I get up, because every day could be my last, and my biggest regret ever would be not living my life to the full. Some days, I take (carefully considered) risks* and find that they pay off. And other days, I throw caution to the wind and live in the moment- those risks may not always pay off, but they're certainly some of the funnest (and funniest) memories I have.
So, what makes you want to wake up in the morning?
*I do not encourage taking stupid risks (like jumping off a building or something)