The Chief and I headed out to the cabin Friday. I had to come back yesterday and almost decided to stay home; I am SO glad I didn't! When I woke up yesterday morning and wandered into the great room, my eyes still half shut, I turned to the window wall. The view immediately opened my eyes fully - the sun was streaming in through nothing but trees, their dewy leaves sparkling in the sunlight. The trees always look best at that time of day, when the sun is still low enough to be shining through as much as on them, but yesterday morning the trees were fairly glowing! The temperature was very comfortable, the humidity too low to be worth mentioning - the kind of day that makes you rejoice in God's creation.
That sort of morning not only makes you glad to be alive, but makes you feel more alive. That must be the origin of the exclamation "Great day in the morning!"