Saturday, November 16, 2013

The Gift That Morning Brings.


“Morning is an important time of day, because how you spend your morning can often tell you what kind of day you are going to have.” ― Lemony Snicket
I took a little extra time this morning—as this is my most favorite time of day. I like the stillness that permeates my surroundings and all of the sounds of this world awakening. There is a profound sense of peace and tranquility which can only be found in those few short moments before the day has fully settled in.

And so today, and well before even my faithful puppy surrendered his rightful space at the foot of my bed—today, my dears, I listened instead.

I heard a car rushing off, as the tires shrooshed through the pockets of rain collected the night before.

Caw, caw....cawing...in the background, a young Mama bird bursts to upright, and having only just realized the error of her over-sleeping ways.

The morning is still, and yet so full of life—and I, while sitting warming hands against my mug—can pull the sounds of this earth's symphony from each and every corner.

And, with just a flip of the covers and one final back-stretching arch - the world is ours, once more.

To live...to love...to explore...all these gifts right here at our 'front door.'

You know, I used to think the world was a divine gift to all—but, what if it's the other way around?

What if we are the gifts to this world, as well?

And with each morning, it waits patiently in stillness—watching, wondering...and hoping for the blessings we might share with it on this day.

When you think of things this way, I suppose—it brings a much richer understanding to what these mornings really mean.

And a new found sense of knowing, that the truest of gifts is you.

Namaste, and much love my most beautiful friends...and smile.

Remember, this whole world is watching you.