July 21st, Summer Mornings...
Oh, how fond I am of the summer morning! I love the early light in the morning...looking out my bedroom window, a west view, as the sunrise paints the clouds a pink, a peach, a yellow. Then I try to time a morning walk for when the sun has risen to the point where it will shine upon my back like a warm blanket, casting out my shadow. Such a great feeling as I open the door to air already short and tank top worthy. Of course, I prefer the skies blue, whisps of clouds, light breeze...so quiet...often all by myself as I decide what path I should take today. Or try to imagine, I am on the beach, waves rolling in, sand between my toes!
I set into prayer or gratitude mode. Singing, in my head-why can't I have a good singing voice, "Oh, what a beautiful morning, oh, what a beautiful day. I have a beautiful feeling, everything's going my way!" Transition to my morning conversation with God - a combination of deep, deep appreciation, some requests for blessings, common and self-created prayers, petitions. Lately, I am posing more questions, "What do you ask of me this day?", willing to wait for the answers and simplifying to "Let it be, all for thee, father, son, spirit - through our blessed Mary".
The mornings are already changing, later sunrise and how I must negotiate on the cloudy days to still consider the routine. Before I know it - the choice will be made for me. But today, I chose and feel abundantly blessed, it was the right one!
Hmmm, summertime… Day 9!
Thank you if you choose to join the journey. Let's hope it is more fun than tears!