"What we do, think and say, first thing in the morning, the saints tell us, deeply colors the rest of the day. When I was a child we were taught to "make our morning offering". It was a kind of statement of intent. No matter what, our dawn promise to God would hold true. Once we managed to get it right when we woke up, then everything would be right all day long.
"The person who wakes in the morning is like a new creation. All of your words each day are related to one another. All of them are rooted in the first words you speak. In his book Sabbath, Wayne Mueller quotes an old Hasidic poem: “Take special care to guard your tongue before the morning prayer”.Already Within: Divining the Hidden Spring