by Maria Sirois

Somewhere, the world is awakening. Somewhere, the dawn is emerging. Clouds are parting and pink is rising. It is always the morning of the world somewhere. Do not give up hope. Let this very knowing—that a new day is dawning—be a clarion call and bell sound to your heart. Today might be harsh and tomorrow the same but nothing stays the same forever and morning will come again to your life. Hope lies here in this simple fact: every darkness has within it the shifting light of the coming dawn. One follows the other. To make this real within you … to nourish the seed of hope within you … go out into the dawn, watch the natural world begin again, and let it remind you that things shift in slight and slow yet steady progression. We need only ask two things: where is the dawn within you and what is awakening now?

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MariaSiroisDr. Maria Sirois, PsyD, is the Vice President of Curriculum at Wholebeing Institute and an inspirational speaker, seminar leader, and author who has worked at the intersections of wellness, psychology, and spirituality for nearly 20 years. As a wellness guide, Maria has been invited to keynote throughout the country at conferences for wellness centers, hospitals, hospices, philanthropy, business, academic and corporate institutions, as well as for the general public. She has been called both a “true teacher” and “an orator of great power and beauty.” Her book, “Every Day Counts: Lessons in Love, Faith, and Resilience from Children Facing Illness, was published in 2006.”