Joy in the Morning

Waking up happy is one of the best feelings in the world. Before I even my eyes, I know it’s going to be a good day, no matter what happens. I’m a morning person so this is my natural state. I lie in bed and think about what I’ll do that day, anticipate my first cup of coffee, look around my house and know it’s all good.

For those of you who are not morning people, my challenge is for you today. Instead of fighting your alarm, set it an hour earlier. Actually get up when it first goes off. Get out of bed and let all your senses take over as you start your day. With that extra hour, you can relax over coffee, tea or breakfast. Read the news, email friends, start a diary… You’ll hear the birds waking up, also. You’ll see the sky lighten and if you’re lucky, see an awesome sunrise. If you’re used to sleeping in, these things are new and special.

In my case, when I open my blinds, I usually see the dogs outside and alert to my movements. If I step onto my porch, they’ll come running over for some love. The black lab mix goes up on her hind legs to hug like a person and our older dog just rolls over and looks at me with love filled eyes so I’ll rub her belly. I can see the kitten in my daughter’s kitchen window, also looking at me. Their older cat will sometimes join her but not often. Unconditional love everywhere.

I hope you’ll accept my challenge for tomorrow morning and see the world with new eyes. Maybe you’ll understand what I mean when I say I’m a morning person. Maybe you’ll become one, too! (or maybe not)

Wishing everyone a wonderful day!

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Sandra Davenport Collins

Mother of three girls, two son-in-laws. Grandma to two boys and two girls along with four dogs and four cats. Living life fully with Chronic Pancreatitis and Fibromyalgia.

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