Better Than Coffee

photo by Kim Andrist
 
 
 
Beautiful morning.

 

Gentle, pink edged sky,

 

Foggy presence lingering,

 

Birds chirping—calling,

 

A lone goose flying—calling out

 

Like an emergency vehicle warning

 

Oncoming traffic.

 

Everything saturated with the morning mist,

 

The smell of burning wood,

 

And a puppy who just wanted to be

 

Outside.

 

 
Thank you, Jack.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

When my kids were babies, there were some nights that were so difficult and sleepless that when morning came I would run to the back door to escape into the sunrise just for a moment. I’d breathe in the cool air and stand watching the promise of a new day rise above the horizon. Something about the freshness of morning gave me the strength to go back inside and do another mommy day of diapers, temper-trantrums, bubbles, and swings, laundry, and cooking again.

 
I sleep much better these days, but I still desperately need the morning air to fill my lungs before I do my day. Having a pupppy who needs to go outside every morning has reminded me of this blessing. I need coffee, but I think I need the beauty of morning even more.
 
What do you  need every day?
 
 
 
Praise God in His sanctuary; praise Him in His mighty heavens. Praise Him for His acts of power; praise Him for His surpassing greatness. ~Psalm 150:1-2


 

 

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