Every morning when I get up, the first thing I do after washing my face in preparation for my morning meditation/prayer, is to practice mirror time. Mirror time is an opportunity to love yourself, recognize the divinity within you, and begin your daily conversation with god, with the divinity within you.
This is what I say with fervor while smiling at myself in the mirror:
"Good morning. I love you.
I rejoice in the lord and am happy.
I sing and am happy.
I am aware and am happy.
I am grateful and am happy.
I am filled with wonder and am happy.
I know that things are the way they are because it's just the way it is; it is meant to be, all will be OK, and am happy.
I am humble and am happy.
Lord, please be with me throughout the day.
I invite you into my subconscious; be my subconscious.
Fill me with light and abundance, faith and strength
So that I radiate light
And am a light unto myself and others,
Creating a forcefield around me that
My ego-mind, mara, and the devil cannot penetrate.
Thank you lord.
I love you lord.
I need you lord
I have faith in you lord."
What a wonderful way to start off my day. See also my post, "Waking Up."