I set my alarm for 6:00 am, every day. Even in the summer.
I do this for a few reasons: To get the most out of my day, to write, and because I love mornings. I especially love quiet mornings, before the kids are up and there are things to do, places to go. If I’m lucky, I get an hour; sometimes, I might get fifteen minutes. Today is especially quiet.
Just me, my coffee, and my thoughts.
I am grateful for this. For having a blog again and waking each morning to writing.
It is helping me to notice the small moments that make me happy. It is something to look forward to. It is also a way to use some of the thousands of photos I have on my hard drive!
But besides that, the writing itself is a gift. To rearrange words, express thoughts, and write a few sentences to share with the world: For this, I am thankful.