Getting it started in the morning

It’s Friday…Yay!  And we are joining up with Kate Motaung again and the gang at Five Minute Friday.  Kate gives us a word prompt and we all write for 5 minutes.  All the details are here, if you’d like to join us.  Our word prompt for today is: STILL.

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The house is quiet and still.  And before the pitter-patter of feet and the rustling of the dog, I am awake and tapping away at the keyboard.

A mantra of our days could be ~ “My life is full and time’s limited.”

I can fill my days with appointments, errands, and taxi-ing from here to there.  My feet can hit the floor and my mind flies ahead towards all that the day holds.

Yet I’m learning not every thing is an emergency.  Every email and text doesn’t need an immediate answer.  My running here and there doesn’t make me more productive…it just wears me out.

This quiet time in the still of the morning gives me time to stretch out not only my limbs and joints but my priorities and agenda.  I have time to set things in their right perspective.  This life-giving, soul-feeding time sets the tone for the day and instead of running to catch up, my pace is set and ready for the day.

With a full house and a noisy life, not every morning is quiet and not every morning is still, yet for the ones I’m able to nab, I’m grateful.

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How do you begin your mornings?  How do you set your pace?  Do you have any tricks of the trade to share with us?

Have a great weekend everyone!

6 thoughts on “Getting it started in the morning

  1. I can completely relate to this. I like your writing style! So comfortable and easy. As a mom to four littles, I understand waking and having far-from-still-mornings. God has been speaking to me about the importance of STILL before the day. I’d better slow down and listen. Thank you for sharing your heart.
    Dana

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    • Yes, I have 4 kids as well…3 are older now but I still have one little one that keeps me busy and sometimes on the edge of crazy. 🙂 and that stillness in the morning helps us manage well!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I so agree with this statement: My running here and there doesn’t make me more productive…it just wears me out. I was a go go go person and I am learning that is not best or what we are called to be.

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  3. Love that…”not everything is an emergency”. I told the kids in class recently that I think they would respond to the chime of an incoming text faster than the bells of a fire drill. It’s the world we live in…rushing and running when someone comes calling. I’m guilty of it too. It takes conscious effort to engage in forced stillness. Love your perspective!!

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    • Yes, I would agree with you. It does take a concentrated effort to stay still. God has really been working on me to slow down and for a concentrated time shut off the noise and quiet my heart. It’s amazing how much of a pull our devices can have on our attention. I’m going to remember your little illustration with the chime and fire drill. Thanks for sharing

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