One of the things I love best is a lazy, long morning. Though I am an early riser, I am slow to start up. A little quiet in my morning makes my day happier. I try to find a few minutes of that solitude every day. But given the treat of two hours of the morning to myself, I can easily fill the time with cup after cup of coffee, Morning Edition on the radio, time to read a few chapters of a good book, and time to write down some idle thoughts. These days, such time is typically a luxury beyond measure.
But today we have the day off from school. I tucked into bed last night glad of the knowledge that the next day would bring time to pause and enjoy the blessing of a lazy, leisurely morning. Adding to my pleasure is the fact that the day stretches before me blissfully unscheduled. I plan to run a few errands and tidy up my closet, but otherwise I will enjoy a day off. We’ve nearly six weeks of very full days between now and the blissful quiet of winter break. Today I will pause to appreciate my many blessings.
I expect that the day will refuel me for the busy weeks that stretch ahead. That’s happy!