15 November 2012

Thankful November 15: Mornings


Ask any of my relatives, friends, roommates, or ex-boyfriends: I am NOT a morning person. Well, I wasn't, not until recently at least. In fact, I was the worst person to encounter on any given morning.  People have told me they feel as though they are walking on eggshells when I am around most mornings.

But in an effort to be the kind of person that I envision myself to be, I have turned my morning grumpiness into a glorious luxurious time to bask in the sunrise, enjoy my coffee, make delicious breakfasts, read the New Yorker, listen to records, go to the gym, take baths, and basically enjoy the dolce far niente (the sweetness of doing nothing). I think that taking the time for myself in the mornings has been a lifesaver for me. I start my day off calm, quiet, collected. I wake up, and say a little prayer thanking the universe for my existence. I make my bed, I read most days. I try to always have something in my stomach before heading to the train. I enjoy my commute. I smile inside and out. I think my ability to train myself to love my mornings has been one of the best things I've done for myself in the last year. Ya'll should try it!

I am so grateful for every morning I'm given. For every sunrise, fresh start, and new day.

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