The Daily Grind
First take on that makes a bed feel all the more snuggly in the morning. Ever notice that? All of a sudden the blankets feel just right, even if you didn’t sleep well at night, the moment you have to get out of bed you feel like you could fall off the brink of consciousness again. The “grind” has gotcha!
But that’s not really fair in my case. For My handsome Mr gets up even before the early birds are getting’ their worms and he gives me a two-stage alarm warning. The first time he wakes me up he tells me the time to unglue my eyes is a’comin and he gives me an extra 15 minutes to fade off. Ah, I seem to have all sorts of mini-dreams happen in that gap and I remember them! But the best is yet to come for when I’m woken the second time it’s to a cup of the best ever freshly brewed just-ground coffee which has done it’s happy burble in the cafetiere. And chocolate. Dark chocolate.
So “grind” is not a negative thing in my house.
But that’s just the point! If you’re feeling like your morning routine is a grind, take steps to make it the best thing it can be. Do something enjoyable, uplifting! Enjoy a quality beverage. Make sure you give yourself time to really appreciate it. A sweet of any sort will have plenty of time to melt off with a little fitness later on in the day, and isn’t it worth it just for that?
I like to listen to the Daily Audio Bible each morning while I sip and sup. I ♥ the way it’s narrated and it keeps me centered in God’s Word each day. I watch the day dawn while I lean back against my pillows and soak in the scripture and offer up my prayers before I even get thinking about what my plans may be for the day. It brings such a peace and joyfulness to the very first important minutes of the morning.
How do you begin your day?
Retro Sketches #155 Challenge
I enjoyed this simple sketch – it used up a few scraps I had at hand.
And I whipped up this:
I used a snippet of paper by Heart and Home Collectables. The Sunshine stamp is by Imaginisce and the sentiment is from My Favorite Things.
I made a light wash of yellow and orange watercolor on well dampened watercolor paper. I dried it and stamped the Sunshine. Lastly I filled in the sun with Diamond Accents.