Can I just say that I have a favorite time of day?
As an introspective type, I thrive on a certain amount of time alone each day. This is when I can put two thoughts together, when I spend quality time with God, and when I am productive in ways that are important to me.
While I get to be alone during nap time (this is usually after I’m worn down and the house is in upheaval, I might add), there is nothing like those early morning hours for me to be filled up with God’s goodness and be creative in the ways that fulfill me most.
Mornings make me happy! They lift my spirits for a great day.
Here are a few reasons why:
My favorite things about the early morning
In no particular order…
The chirping birds
The fresh sunlight
The cool air
The peace and calm
The Bible reading
The presence of God
The rested, caffeinated energy
The resulting excitement to see my sweet children when then come ‘a knockin’
Isn’t that list motivating? It is for me!
If you’re not experiencing the life-giving practice of waking up a bit before your household, maybe you should!
When I slack off in this discipline, I begin to dread my children waking me up the morning. I never feel ready for the day, and priorities in my life begin slipping.
But truly, there’s nothing like being prayed up, fed and caffeinated before my little darlings show their faces in the morning to help me embrace and love life.
If you need help getting your mornings under control, consider taking the Make Over Your Mornings Course. I did and found it hugely helpful!
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Do you get up on purpose in the mornings? If so, what would you add to this list?