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

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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