(Gratitude Friday) Reminder to Myself:


Remember this, self, when you want to sleep in – getting up early is the gift. (Unrelated photos of amazing pizzas Ben made for dinner recently. You can see why I married him.)

Why I Wake Early
By Mary Oliver

Hello, sun in my face.
Hello, you who made the morning
and spread it over the fields
and into the faces of the tulips
and the nodding morning glories,
and into the windows of, even, the
miserable and the crotchety—

best preacher that ever was,
dear star, that just happens
to be where you are in the universe
to keep us from ever-darkness,
to ease us with warm touching,
to hold us in the great hands of light—
good morning, good morning, good morning.

Watch, now, how I start the day
in happiness, in kindness.

One Response to “(Gratitude Friday) Reminder to Myself:”

  1. 1

    I too love mornings

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