It’s a New Day, and a New Week

Take a little time to pause before playing on…
Written by Andrew Eales.

An inspirational quote to start the new week. And while you read, you might also enjoy this original, hope-filled piano composition from a while ago…

Here’s the quote – very simple, but have a good think about each sentence before skipping ahead…

The writer talks about a “New Day”, but at the start of the week perhaps we can apply it to the “New Week” with even more benefit!

“Every morning means a fresh start on things.
If yesterday was trying and exhausting, today is a given opportunity to do something different.
If yesterday was full of triumph and satisfaction, today is a free chance to go further.
All too often we wake up, think of our schedules, and assume that we must act according to the same dull script. We need not.
If we find what is unique to each day, we will have freshness and the greatest fulfillment possible.”

Deng Ming-Dao,  365 Tao Daily Meditations (1992, Harper Collins)

Have a unique and wonderful day – and week ahead!


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Andrew Eales

Andrew Eales is the author of HOW TO PRACTISE MUSIC, published worldwide by Hal Leonard. He is a widely respected piano educator and published composer based on Milton Keynes UK.

95 thoughts on “It’s a New Day, and a New Week”

  1. Great reminder for the fresh week ahead, we can make it into whatever we want it to be! So often we do get stuck doing what we think is what we HAVE to do, when we really can take control and shape our world into what we want it to be!! Thanks for a great reminder☺️

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  2. Thank you for sharing this with us , I love piano so much. I was playing piano as a kid , and few days ago I start again, I’m so happy to play 🙂 Also I’m new on wordpress and it will be lovely if you can take an eye and checkout my blog 🙂 Thank you

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  3. So true. I always say “Everyday is a new day, a new begining. One day at a time.” It’s so easy to be sucked into a funk where each day seems to another set of continous stressors. I think we often take for granted how blessed our lives are as imperfect as they may seem.

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