Flip-Flop: Are You A Night Or Day Person?
“Our emotions are only ”incidents in the effort to keep day and night together.” T.S. Eliot
Night is purer than day; it is better for thinking and loving and dreaming.
At night everything is more intense, more true.
The echo of words that have been spoken during the day, take on a new and deeper meaning. Elie Wiesel
I’ve always seen myself as a night person; as some would have it, a night owl. Over the years, that has changed. As a child, I disliked the day time because it meant I had to get up and start the school day. On weekends, it didn’t matter because we could sleep in. I enjoyed night time and the quiet it brought to my surroundings. I liked the stillness and that feeling stayed with me for many years.
“To dream by night is to escape your life. To dream, by day is to make it happen.” Stephen Richards
Do not spend the day in getting flowers by the way side, lest the night come upon you before you arrive at your journey’s end, and then you will not reach it. Isaac Watts
As time went by, I found that in order to get things done, I needed to get up in the morning and follow those early birds to finish up the day. In college, I got to choose my classes so no surprise that I chose late classes and enjoyed the extra morning time. If I had a morning class, I would take it and wonder how others could be so alert at 8 am. What about you?
“For every dark night, there’s a brighter day.” Tupac Shakur
It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light, it scattered the night and made the day worth living. F. Scott Fitzgerald
Several years ago, I found myself enjoying the early morning hours more and gradually switched over to being an early bird. I don’t know what the genesis of the change was but I can say I like it. Not 100% but I start my day earlier and get stuff done. I do flip flop over whether I’m an early bird or a night owl, but it doesn’t matter. What really matters is that I start and end my day feeling grateful for what I have and leaving the regrets for another day. Do you rise early or late? Do you retire to bed early or late? Do you know why?
“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” Edgar Allan Poe
We like the rain if the sun comes out after it; we like night if the day comes after it; we like everything conditionally! We are conditional people. Mehmet Murat IIdan
I was pondering the flip flop nature of human behavior, when I came across Mehmet’s quote. I had to smile because he is quite right. We vacillate over things and choose them when they benefit us… I still love what night hass to offer , but the day holds its magic too… Which will I choose? Neither. I’m happy to have the option to experience both. What about you?
Stay Inspired, have a great month of May and thank you for stopping by!
This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Flip Flop Think of a topic or issue about which you’ve switched your opinion. Why the change?
Positive Motivation Tip: Day or night, night or day, use your time wisely.