Monday, May 11, 2009
My Favorite Time of Day
Early in the morning when the thought "this is my favorite time of day" first popped up in my mind, I was certain that if I paid close enough attention throughout my day I would find other favorites.
I was wrong.
My best moments, it seems, are those just after waking up.
Greg is gone to work (or still sleeping soundly if it's the weekend) and I am alone with my thoughts and the day ahead of me.
Still half enveloped in sleep I can enjoy the early sunlight seeping through the curtains, and imagine what the birds I hear are doing.
Or, the way things have been more often lately, I listen to the rain and the distant (or not-so-distant) rumbles of thunder.
On these peaceful mornings the boys are still asleep in their beds. I know this by the silence from their room.
I can lay quietly and say my "good mornings" to God, mentioning things that come to mind from the day before or the day ahead.
I can't completely label myself as a morning or not-morning person. I love being awake and alone in the early mornings. But I wake up very slowly, which is why the alone thing is very good.
Things in this life are always changing so who knows how long those first wakeful moments of the day will be my favorite, but for now they can't be topped.
What is your favorite time of day?