Posts Tagged "early morning"

Waking Up with the World

Dear Kid,

Good morning, world! DearKidLoveMom.comI love early mornings.

Well, no. I like sleeping in the early morning.

And I’m not really a fan of the whole “waking up” thing.

I’m not a fan of rushed early mornings (Three minutes to leave for the airport! Aooogah! Aooogah!).

But I find something luxurious in the rare early morning when I’m up and awake and not rushed.

The earth is quieter then. Even Manhattan (the City that never sleeps) is quieter early on weekend mornings. I could walk several blocks and not see another person early on Saturday mornings in New York. Just me and the city.

Here in the ‘burbs the feeling is slightly different. Other people seem to enjoy early morning quiet as well, so I generally see other human beings during those quiet hours. But no one has started mowing the lawn (usually), children aren’t running frenetically (yet), even the dogs are at peace with each other (sometimes).

I love having the time to watch the earth wake up. To take the time to look around and appreciate what is there, in that moment.

I’m busy these days. Very busy. And the break of a few minutes of early morning is pretty special. It’s a deep breath before I dive into the day.

I’d rather sleep another hour or two. But if I’ve got to get up, I’m going to try to find the very best in the day before time gets away from me.

Hope you’re having a good morning, too.

Love, Mom

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Early Morning Thoughts Fall Silent

The peace of an early morning in fall DearKidLoveMom.comDear Kid,

Fall is one of my favorite times of year (the others being Any Nice Day ever). It seems to me fall has a wonderfully disproportionate number of nice days.

Booker and I went out early for his morning walk today. I was determined to avoid another episode of Curious Puppy and the New Blacktop so we went before Roxie was out.

It was still dark, the occasional streetlamp giving me a shadow about 100 times taller than I’ll ever be. It was dark enough to see the stars, and the Big Dipper, Orion, and Cassiopeia accompanied us on our way. The weather was just right for shorts and Samara’s old lacrosse jacket. In other words, perfection all around.

Only one or two cars passed us as we sniffed along, pausing to inspect each and every blade of grass. I like the feeling of being (more or less) alone in the world early in the day. No computer, no phone (I just realized I never take a phone on my morning Booker walks–huh), no one else. Don’t get me wrong–I love my laptop and my cell and other people, but sometimes it’s nice just to have a few quiet minutes.

You might assume I would use the time alone to think and sometimes I do. But today I just let my mind go. I wasn’t thinking about anything in particular, I wasn’t trying not to think. (OK, I thought a little about keeping Booker away from the blacktop.) I was enjoying the morning, taking a minute to appreciate the early quietness. There is something very refreshing about taking a few minutes every now and then just to let my mind relax.

By the end of the walk, the sky was lightening and it was the start of a new day.

Hope you have a great day with time for a few mind relaxing moments. Taking time to think of nothing is important too.

Love, Mom

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