All In A Day

Books are a big part of our house.  And, a constant source of entertainment and bonding time.  One of Beckett’s greatest joys is sitting down with a new book from the library and thumbing through the pages.  I recently found this wonderful book during our last stop at the library.  It’s called All In A Day by Cynthia Rylant and it’s truly special.


It’s the perfect read after a trying day with an obstinate toddler.  Or, after hitting dead-ends with this project and beekeeping.  It will remind you how fast your little ones grow up and how every day is a new day.  A chance to start over.  The words are beautiful and the artwork is spectacular.  Check it out…

All In A Day by Cynthia Rylant

A day is a perfect piece of time
to live a life,
to plant a seed,
to watch the sun go by.
~
A day starts early,
work to do,
beneath a brand-new sky.
~
A day brings hope
and kindess, too…
a day is all its own.
~
You can make a wish,
and start again,
you can find your way back home.
~
Every bird and every tree
and every living thing
loves the promise in a day,
loves what it can bring.
~
There is a faith in morningtime,
there is a belief in noon.
Evening will come whispering
and shine a bright round moon.
~
A day can change just everything,
given half a chance.
Rain could show up at your door
and teach you how to dance.
~
The past is sailing off to sea,
the future’s fast asleep.
A day is all you have to be,
it’s all you get to keep.
~
Underneath that great big sky
the earth is all a-spin.
This day will soon be over
and it won’t come back again.
~
So live it well, make it count,
fill it up with you.
The day’s all yours, it’s waiting now…
See what you can do.
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