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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