How do you begin your day? Do you wake up to the clanging of an alarm clock or a pet/spouse/child pestering you? Do you woodenly trudge to the kitchen to get coffee? Or do you smile as you pull back the covers and land your feet on the floor?
I’m an early riser myself. I adore the quiet of the morning for it’s when I get the most done. My mind is alert (after my coffee of course) and I can feel the possibility of a new day dawning ahead of me. Sure, there are obligations and responsibilities that I attend during my day, but there are also pockets of time in which I indulge and find the little things that make me smile. And I smile simply because I am here…now…today…in this very moment…and I am grateful for the gift of today.
For you see, even the roughest of days, I do not regret having and believe me, I have endured many a rough day as I know we all have in our lives. But it is in surviving those rough days that I can treasure the days in which my heart is happy. Even in those hard days, I always made sure to find a small moment or two where I could feel my heart no matter if it were sad or glad. I could remind myself that I am here and be present for myself and my family.
So today, let’s start at the very beginning ~ gratitude for being here, for breathing, for moving, for thinking and reading, for loving, for peace, for joy and for you being you and me being me. ♥
We can begin at any moment, so let’s start now! You are worth a new beginning!
I’m an early riser too and start my day with my journal. It helps me focus my energy for that day. It begins and ends in gratitude. The rest is just texture. Happy New Year.
Oh I love that ~ the rest is just texture! How profound as it invites such thinking! Thank you! Happy New Year to you! ♥
Thank you for bringing attention to the morning ritual of waking up to the day Yvonne!
When my eyes open I see if the sun has risen…. and then give myself permission to stay right here right now… tuning into my breath. Recollecting dreams without endings. Just being in this state of in between.
Its yummy … and then I remember what’s on the calendar … yet still mindfully take my time to have my shower and wash my hands carefully with lavender scented wash.
Those first 20 minutes is when time slows down and I get grounded for the day.
Unless I’ve slept in … and I dash to the shower and hope that this will be enough to bring me to my middle ground 🙂
I love that you find your Middle Ground all the time. It is a place I revere myself! ♥
❤ ❤ ❤ I love mornings! 🙂 and I love this post! ❤ 🙂
And I love you too Trini! ♥
This time of the year – I’d rather hibernate. 😉
¡Feliz Año Nuevo!
Feliz Año Nuevo ~ con mucho cariño y felicidad por un año lleno de salud, prosperidad y todo lo bueno que hay en el mundo para ti y tu familia! ♥
Its hot here in Australia we are fighting bush fires, I love the quiet of the mornings. Please accept this award nomination https://bjsscribbles.wordpress.com/2015/01/06/versatile-blogger-award/
Thank you so much for thinking of me. I am honored. However, your kind presence here is all I need. ♥ I appreciate you! xo
Smiles and gratitude allow the joyful moments to float up. I love this post. Happy New Year to you, I am sending healing love ❤ and may it be a bright one for you. Xx
And Jane, may your 2015 sparkle like you do! Shine On! xoxo