Morning bliss.

How wonderful it is to spend time with nature, listening to the variety of birds singing their way into the day while the slight breeze dances through the trees.

Let it be known that my idea of nature is sitting on my deck – or going for a walk. My outdoorsy gene died off sometime over the course of my youth and when I see one bug, I’m ready to go inside. Sometimes the National Geographic channel is enough to satisfy me and opening my windows is my means to fresh air – and I love nothing more than fresh air. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve hiked and all kinds of good stuff, had fun in the moment, then the moment passes. I simply celebrate nature in my own unique ways.

But morning time is a lovely time, even though I’m a moon girl at heart, coming alive when the sun has gone down and the stars come out. Basking in the glow of the moon listening to the crickets is a slice of heaven – as is morning.

Morning is divine.

Sunrise is a fresh start to each and every day. There is a purity that is filled with hope, motivation and dreams that may still come true. We are renewed and determined.

I was reminded today that we need to make time for that, to prioritize it. Set the alarm clock earlier – heck, it seems we’re all tired whether we get or don’t get sleep – and carve out moments that are meant just for you.

Reflect. Plan. Just simply be. But most importantly, dare to dream.

Today will benefit from my moments spent in peace this early morning. I invite you to do the same tomorrow. I guarantee it will improve the overall quality of your day.

Happy Friday to all.

One hot weekend morn.

Summer is fast approaching and the 80+ degree temperatures say it’s so.

Tell me it’s not so.

Though the season holds some joy – like flip flops along with a more carefree vibe in work and play – it’s never been high on my list of favorites. I suffer through it, counting the minutes until the first brisk day hits the calendar.  Bring on Fall. Welcome Winter. Isn’t Spring fun?  But please NOT summer. Continue reading “One hot weekend morn.”