Based solely on my sleep patterns, you would swear that I must either be a toddler or a senior citizen. Like clockwork, I was up this morning slightly after 6:00. I stumbled around our dark bedroom, managing to only knock into a few items while gathering the laptop, my cell phone, a blanket, and a pillow. Initially, I was a bit annoyed by my early bird tendencies. Yet as I curled up on the couch in the silence of our living room, I came to appreciate the meditative nature of the moment.
This morning provided me the opportunity to simply be, which in this world, is a rarity. The silence allowed me a moment to be sad that my sister and nephews went home, but more so, to be grateful for the amazing memories of their trip. It granted me the chance to renew my mindset for the day and to refocus on my goals. It allowed me to see that yesterday’s one too many cupcakes are behind me, and today’s run is still ahead.
Reader Questions: What is your goal for today? What are you grateful for today?