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.
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.
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!