Every moment is fresh. Each day is brand new and totally unknown. We may dismiss this reality, fearing change, to instead cling to our routines for a semblance of control. At other times, we may wish we could embrace a beginners mind to be open and know wonder again. How might mindfulness support us through transitions, repetitive responsibilities, or chronic pain? Let us take stock of our recurring inner monologues to see what thoughts and feelings are shaping our days.