I leave my building and get The Lumineers singing "Hey Ho" going for my walk to the subway. An upbeat rhythm, a singalong chorus: they help get me excited for the day. They help me lift my eyes from the sidewalk up towards the new spring sky.

It is my ritual of walking towards work in the morning, not away from my son.

If time rolls on whether we like it or not, why not decide to face it with our heads lifted? Let's choose to walk towards our mornings instead of away from something difficult to leave, be it our babies or a warm bed or a tough past that threatens our future.

Happy Monday, friends.