From beginning to end …

I loved how this day started. Early. Quite. My ME time. A time to reflect and pray and plan and sweat. And I loved how this day flowed. Busy. But easy. And I love how this day is ending. Relaxing. Accomplished. This was, indeed, a good day.

Well, I hope you all had a day that you enjoyed from beginning to end!!!

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Where you belong …

As loud as our house is during the day there is this amazing quiet that falls over it in the early mornings. Don’t get me wrong. I love the hustle and bustle of our house. The busyness is energizing. Having the sound of all four of my kids home is one of the best things I could ever hear. But this early morning calm is somehow reassuring to me. It is the sound of safety and tranquility. Coziness and warmth. Rest. Contentment. Family. Like everyone is where they should be and they feel it … and I love it.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you fell like you belong!!!

A quiet and peaceful moment … 

There is nothing quite like waking up completely rested before everyone else is awake. I love lounging in my bed and listening to the silence. Life can be really loud … OK I mean my life, and specifically the people in my life, can be really loud. Seriously they come with a lot of clatter and chatter. LOTS. HA!

Well, I hope you all have day where you appreciate a quiet and peaceful moment!!!

Starting off right …

I love the calm of the morning before I run. When I am the only one awake in my house … or at least, the only one willing to admit it. Don’t get me wrong, my days are filled with delightful noises of busyness. Giggles and laughter from my H-Crew. Their sweet chatter. The sounds of the world passing by. Birds, voices, music, cars, foot steps … all of life’s wonderful clatter.

But I love what begins as almost complete noiselessness … and then as I make my way around my house the slight familiar sounds begin to break though the silence. The sound my yogurt cup makes as I peel back the lid. The sound of ripping tape as I wrap my foot. Lacing my shoes. The beep and buzz of my Garmin being tuned on. The Velcro on my armband. My breathing as I stretch and do yoga.

But even with all these small sounds, my world seems still and quiet. Not quite awake yet. Tranquil.

The hope of a new day is just beginning to emerge for me and it’s potential is found in these peaceful moments.

Everything seems balanced.

Everything seems right.

I soon collect my thoughts.

I appreciate the moment.

Gratefully acknowledging the gift of feeling restored … and then … I’m on my way.

Well, I hope you all have a day that starts off right!!!