Tag: morning

morning song

oh, Morning, you couldn’t wait. Sometimes, you arrive as an unannounced visitor too early for me to greet you with a welcoming hug. But I join you anyway, with sleepy eyes and a cup of tea, my journal, a pen in hand, and shuffling… Continue Reading “morning song”

morning prayer

let the morning come let the sun rise slowly outside my window peeking through silhouettes of dark trees let the hummingbirds wake the world with chirps of delight let the rabbits scamper from the gardens their mouths full of fresh greens let the crickets… Continue Reading “morning prayer”

prayer for renewal

As I stretch up to the morning sun, Renew my body. As I pray for peace upon my lips, Renew my breath. As I gaze upon my winter gardens, Renew my spirit. As I enter into this new day, Renew my heart.   amen… Continue Reading “prayer for renewal”

Mary Oliver’s Morning Poem

Morning Poem by Mary Oliver   Every morning the world is created. Under the orange sticks of the sun the heaped ashes of the night turn into leaves again   and fasten themselves to the high branches — and the ponds appear like black… Continue Reading “Mary Oliver’s Morning Poem”

the promise of morning

Light comes through a gap in the curtains: the promise of morning. Light comes through the flaws of our lives: the promise of love. ~Modern prayer from Berlin, Germany

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… Continue Reading “quiet saturday mornings”

lessons learned: foggy mornings and slowing down

This morning I am reposting from April 2012 as it seemed appropriate–foggy morning, busy morning, and this time, I am appreciating the lesson learned. It is not the clear-sighted who rule the world. Great achievements are accomplished in a blessed, warm fog. ~Joseph Conrad… Continue Reading “lessons learned: foggy mornings and slowing down”

morning rolls in

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive–to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. ~Marcus Aurelius I live in the mountains of North Carolina which affords me the opportunity to witness glowing sunrises and… Continue Reading “morning rolls in”

the first chilly morning

SEPTEMBER by: Helen Hunt Jackson (1830-1885) HE golden-rod is yellow; The corn is turning brown; The trees in apple orchards With fruit are bending down.   The gentian’s bluest fringes Are curling in the sun; In dusty pods the milkweed Its hidden silk has… Continue Reading “the first chilly morning”

simple gratitude

When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the morning light. Give thanks for your life and your strength. Give thanks for your food and give thanks for the joy of living. And if you see no reason for giving thanks, rest assured… Continue Reading “simple gratitude”

waking on a summer morning

Break out from your slumber, throw off you sorrow Ah, what you suffered, it was only a dream. Climb the hill, and see how morning Borders the night sky with purple. The stars grow pale; full of joy and reference The singing lark articulates… Continue Reading “waking on a summer morning”

what this day will hold

I look outside this morning, and it is dark.   The weather app says only 40% chance of rain, but the thunder mutters a word or two about an impending storm.  I wonder what this day will hold, for it is uncertain. Every day, we… Continue Reading “what this day will hold”