Good Morning

Before: I walk sleepily to my office. The sun is just beginning to peek through the trees. The cardinal calls good-morning from his perch near the feeder. I linger over a Mary Oliver poem, and I am ready to start my day.

Allan is a thoughtful gift giver. He observes, considers needs, but never strays far from wants or should-haves. He knows I like to rise early and start the day slowly, reading or writing or thinking before going downstairs, before wrapping my hands around that first cup of steaming coffee. He knows that sometimes the trip downstairs for coffee breaks the spell and the solace of that early morning time. So this year he gave me a Keurig for my office.

Now: I walk sleepily to my office. The sun is just beginning to peek through the trees. The cardinal calls good-morning from his perch near the feeder. I linger over a Mary Oliver poem, and I am ready to start my day. The coffeemaker gurgles, filling the room with the robust smell of the special holiday blend.

Good morning!

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5 Responses to Good Morning

  1. Sounds like the perfect morning ritual … and a very thoughtful gift indeed! You will need for March!

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  2. Rose, this is so sweet! My husband and I have recently retired. He also knows that I start slowly and like to have my tea leisurely before I start my day. Because of that we now go to the YMCA an hour later than we used to. Good morning!

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  3. What beautiful morning rituals you have, Rose.

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  4. arjeha says:

    Rose, what a great way to start the day…peeking sun…greeting cardinal…smelling brewing coffee. Have a great day.

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  5. cvarsalona says:

    Your morning ritual makes the morning start peacefully. Enjoy another start to your day, Rose.

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