Early Morning Rise
I beat the sun to rise this morning. I filled my room with lit candles, Sarah McLachlan & Cyndi Lauper float in and out of my attention and Mother Mary holds a peace lily on her back.
So peaceful, this morning. The best way to set the tone for the day.
I remember someone telling me that the way you wake up is the way you spend your day. I thought about that. Usually I push my alarm to the last minute, just trying to squeeze every last second of shut-eye possible before getting out of my cozy bed and into the day.
What tone does this set? Avoiding everything uncomfortable and pushing beginnings to the last second. I don’t think I want to have my days filled with the phrase “five more minutes”. No thank you. More like “right now”. I know they say patience is a virtue. But we don’t have many hours in our life. I would rather be awake then asleep.
But sometimes. . . sometimes that pillow is so soft and the bed is so warm. And then add a warm body behind you?
Oof. Those are the days when the tone is set to Dusty Springfield and already established lights on your face.
I like those days the best.