It is still dark outside as I sit here writing, with the glow of my bedside lamp illuminating the room. The only sounds I hear are the first birds of the morning waking up, the distant hum of the refrigerator, and the rain falling lightly on our tin roof. It is bliss.
I haven't been this still in almost-silence for so long. I know for certain that in another hour or so, I will not have this privilege - for that is what it is today. And so I will embrace this moment.
I can't remember the last time I woke without hitting the ground running. The peace that comes early in the morning as the world sleeps, has eldued me for far too long. And too many mornings have come and gone where I have missed seeing the sunrise with its beautiful hues painted across the sky.
And so this morning, as I witness the beauty of the day unfold, I will sit and relish in this moment of quiet and calm.
Just a short moment to still my mind from all the thoughts that race ceaselessly. A moment to calm my body from anxiety that has reared its vicious head. A moment to focus on the present and not race ahead. A moment to breathe in and breathe out.
A moment to recalibrate.
When was the last time you took a moment to find calm before the day begins?