Mornings are for waking up early (but not too early) while still feeling like I've slept in late (but not too late). Rolling over to Jay's side of the bed after he's gotten up for a shower and stealing all his pillows. Getting a kiss good-bye and an earful of silly words before he leaves for work. Holding my belly as I slowly wake up and feeling my daughter wiggle around, wishing me a good morning and assuring me she will not be making an appearance anytime soon. Feeling warm and cozy and grateful.
Mornings are for turning the corner from the bedroom to the living room and loving the way the light shines through the blinds so perfectly. Being way too excited about choosing from the five different types of breakfast cereal in the kitchen. Cleaning up the duplex a bit for the day ahead and reminding myself to take out the recycling for the fifth day in a row. Wishing I was the sort of person who drank regular coffee, just so I could enjoy the aroma swirling out of the mug.
Mornings are for sitting down at the computer to catch up on tweets, a handful of long-overdue emails and a few unread blogs. Taking a deep breath and writing out my to-do list for the day and double-checking my (now incredibly full) planner. Smiling when I realize I've sold something from my shop. Dreaming up new items to create next. Wondering how I'll have the time to do it all within the next few weeks.
Mornings are for calm thoughts. Bed-head. Hot chocolate. Wonderings. Important decisions, like whether or not third-day hair is acceptable for brunch and if I can continue wearing the same long skirt for the next month straight—in order to hide my ankles, of course.
Mornings are for hopes and dreams. Positivity. Taking the time to say a quick prayer about a situation that has my heart completely torn up in bits, letting go of the worry and acknowledging that not every situation is meant to be fixed—especially by me. Giving myself more credit while also reminding myself of my limitations. Deciding that limitations don't mean much, anyway, and to continue dreaming big.
Mornings are for feeling incredibly thankful.