a new day

In our HHS125 class this semester, students are not given homework each week – all activities are done in class (other than the three poster projects).

Instead, we are using the quote the quote by Abraham Maslow – “In any given moment each day, you have two options: you can choose to step forward into growth (+1) or backward into safety (-1).” – to get them to think of opportunities to add +1’s to their lives every day.  Sometimes it’s a TED Talk, sometimes it’s a video, sometimes an article – it all depends on the theme for the week.

This week, as I was looking for articles/videos that I thought I could be inspirational to the students when I “stumbled” across this music video by Danny Gokey:

I thought this would be a great +1 for them to watch, given that they are presenting their My Life Story Posters and Presentations this week in class.

Let go of the old, bring in the new – because this is a new day!

Lyrics:

Wake up and breathe in deeper than yesterday
Take on the morning like your soul’s been remade
Roll down the windows let your cares fly away
Good things are yours to claim you don’t have to wait

All across the sky
New mercies rise
And the future’s bright

This is a new day
Everything bursting with hope
Coming alive in this moment, moment
You’ve got a freedom
No looking back anymore
Open your eyes, it’s coming, coming
This is a new day
The old has gone away
The old has gone away
This is a new day
Don’t let it slip away
Don’t let it slip away

Go on and reignite impossible dreams
Become the one you never thought you could be

All across the sky
New mercies rise
And the future’s bright

This is a new day
Everything bursting with hope
Coming alive in this moment, moment
You’ve got a freedom
No looking back anymore
Open your eyes, it’s coming, coming
This is a new day
The old has gone away
The old has gone away
This is a new day
Don’t let it slip away
Don’t let it slip away

Love hasn’t give up on you
Love hasn’t give up on you
Love is making the old things new
Today and every single day

Love hasn’t give up on you
Love hasn’t give up on you
Love is making the old things new
Today and every single day

This is a new day
Everything bursting with hope
Coming alive in this moment, moment
You’ve got a freedom
No looking back anymore
Open your eyes, it’s coming, coming
This is a new day
The old has gone away
The old has gone away
This is a new day
Don’t let it slip away
Don’t let it slip away

This is a new day
The old has gone away
The old has gone away
This is a new day
Don’t let it slip away
Don’t let it slip away

2 thoughts on “a new day

  1. Another good song is “Right Here, Right Now” by Daniel Nahmod. Check it out! The tune is very upbeat and easy to learn! It’s a great circle song! (This was a very inspiring post.)

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