|My favorite morning spot|
This is usually okay, as Dave is a morning person and an extrovert. When the introvert/non-morning girls visit, I try to be quiet in the morning. I try.
This is the normal me. But lately I have been rather lethargic when I wake up ... not quite ready to face the day.
So, I have added something new to my morning routine ~ before I even get out of bed.
I adapted this from Jen Hatmaker's book, 7. (Jen pauses seven time throughout her day for reflection, Scripture and prayer.)
I am beginning with the first pause ~ The Awakening Hour and I am using Psalm 118:24. "This is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it."
Here is how it works for me:
This is the day
*I begin by talking with Jesus about my feelings. This day ... I was feeling lazy and not very charming.
*Then I bring before the Lord what this day holds for me. Today that was church, an afternoon relaxing with Dave, our girls traveling and some specific needs for family and friends.
That the Lord has made
*Ah, the Lord ... what a relief that this day includes all of Him. I reflect on different aspects of Jesus. He is my joy, my healer, the lifter of my head (and so much more.)
I will rejoice and be glad in it
*I reflect this day on the gifts God has brought into my life. The girls safe arrival in Missouri, a surprise for a blogging friend, Dave asking me just the right question, the joy of Christy being home, Anne coming next week, the beauty of fall around me (and so much more.)
This is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it.
What are you like when you first wake up?
Linking to Jen and the Soli Sisters.