I love early mornings. A quiet mind within a quiet house not yet awake. It’s a great time to read, think, and write. I enjoy sitting in the quiet and thinking about the day that is just beginning and its possibilities with a cup of hot coffee in hand.
Some mornings like the past week have been dreary and rainy making it hard to get moving. This time of the year it is difficult to force myself out of bed in the dark. It takes so long to see the early morning sun which is another motivator for me.
I love to listen as one by one the others in my home wake up and join the day. Each in their own way. My oldest son jumps to meet the day and hops instantly into the shower to get ready. Not late, it’s just how he starts his day. My youngest daughter greets the day slowly and slumbers later into her morning. She takes it slowly never in too much of a hurry. It’s always been that way since they were born.
My youngest son used to greet the day screaming as a baby. He was hungry. Now! Feed him and everything was right with his world. He’s mellowed a bit in that department. My older daughter always greeted her new day with delight and still does.
Throughout the day at work so much of the day is spent in the reactionary mode or as my husband likes to put it “Putting out fires”. When you deal with customer service you drop what you are doing or planning to do to meet the needs of the customer your day becomes fragmented. It ends without a feeling of accomplishment because not one thing was finished to completion on your list. Many things may have moved forward with some progress but not entirely finished.
Even on the most stressful days at work if there was time in the morning for quiet before the chaos the day seems to go better. If there was none because I started the day racing through it and there was no time to relax in the morning, things just don’t go as smoothly. Unassaulted time has its benefits even in the dark.