quiet saturday mornings

Morning is an important time of day, because how you spend your morning can often tell you what kind of day you are going to have.

~Lemony Snicket, The Blank Book

When you have a tween or teen with extracurricular activities, rarely do you have a spare Saturday to lie nonchalantly in the bed as the sun streams across your face.  Nor are you able to linger on the couch to meditate and write while

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your child dreams the dreams of youth.  When those days perch at my door, I do not take them for granted.

Quiet Saturday mornings bring peace to my soul and serve to remind me of the practices that often get put aside during a busy week–mindfulness, prayer, meditation, and being.  When I struggle some days to maintain balance between busy and relaxed, quiet Saturdays put their arms around me and invite back to that place.

As I look around in this moment, I observe what awaits me–carpet to be vacuumed, laundry to be washed, leaves to be raked.  But the tea kettle percolating and our old cat purring remind me that it is a Saturday morning, and my work is to “just be” in the moment of quiet.

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