Jun 11, 2012


I absolutely love the first few minutes of the morning. The head of my bed is on the west wall and a window is on the east wall. Often I will wake with sun streaming in through the window. The light dances across my blankets, warms my face and fills my closed eyes with images of the day's potential.

I lay there. Silent. Still. The sound of birds singing their joyful morning song fills my ears and lightens my heart. Before I recite the list of things to do and the tasks to accomplish, I say a prayer of thanks for the day. I say a prayer of thanks for the blessings that I have and the blessings I have not yet received. It's a new day... the beginning of a day that I will never live again. It may echo familiarity of chores that need to be completed or routines that need to be followed, but it still is a new day. A fresh start. A new beginning.

Then I hear the chatters of my baby girl. 

"Maa, maa, ma."

"Daa, daa, da."


"Baa, baa, ba."

I smile and open my eyes. I wiggle my toes and squeeze them tight, then wiggle them again. 

I hear the door to my bedroom open and I see my four-year-old standing at the threshold. She smiles while holding her toy bunny to her face.

I smile back at her as I sit up and stretch the sleep out of my body. 

I am filled by expectant anticipation. I am energized by life. I am motivated by the fact that this day can be anything I want it to be.

Today I am alive. Today I am blessed. Today is special. Today....

A special thank you to Sofia from Sofia's Ideas for providing the wonderful opportunity to participate in this blog posting link-up.

Photo Credit
Photo by my four-year-old daughter: Princess Shutterbug  


  1. Beautiful!

    My Magic of the Mundane post: http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2012/06/wonderfull-full-of-wonder-wednesday.html

  2. Gorgeous! Thank you for the reminder - I'm not a morning person, lol!

  3. I am so with you, every word, every step of the way. I love mornings, I love every emotion and feeling and thought that comes with a new day. In fact, when I write in my journal in the morning, I always end my entry with "Today is a new day filled with infinite possibilities..."
    You really are my bloggy soul mate! ;0


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