Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Morning

I often hear people say, "I'm not a morning person."

There was a time when I would have nodded emphatically, snubbing the wee hours of the day. Something has changed within me in the past couple of years that has given me a new perspective on the morning.

Perhaps my attitude shift stems from settling into a busier life with two kids who are in constant motion. Waking before they do has certain advantages. The house is quiet and calm. I can think through the day ahead of me and pray that I will be the wife and mom that I should be.

Aside from the calmness brought on by morning, I find that I am more hopeful each morning than any other time of day. It sounds cliche to say that each day brings a new start but it's true. No matter the worries of the day before, morning brings new perspective. No matter how many times I blew it yesterday, today has the potential to be better. If I went to bed with my mind buzzing about all that needs to be done and how I don't have enough hours in the day to do it, the morning brings a fresh start and an opportunity to slow down and prioritize what's really important.

Those few hours of each brand new day are like a gift to my tired spirit. They bring hope, calmness and a chance to connect with the One who gave me that gift.

5 comments:

  1. I completely and totally agree with you on this. It's my favorite part of the day.

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  2. Ah... morning. It engages our senses. It gives us a presence that no other time of day does. It is a fresh start, a new beginning, a gift. There is something, too, about the circle of seasons... but morning is something we do not have to wait for. It comes. It comes soon. It lifts the dark sky and gives us the great miracle of "anew."

    I love morning. I love this post. It is poetry!

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  3. I know, KNOW I would have better days if I got up before my kids do. Why is it so very hard?! :)

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  4. I really enjoy mornings when I don't have to go to work. When I have to get out the door quickly? Not so much. But on the weekends or in the summer, mornings are so peaceful and beautiful.

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  5. What a lovely post. I so agree with you.

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