This morning I was sleeping hard when my husband's alarm went off. This is unlike me for the most part because I tend to be a naturally early riser, but the combination of returning to my bed after vacation, staying up late last night celebrating my anniversary and trying to get the baby in my belly to wind down her jumping jacks to sleep, as well as bed hopping to my toddlers room for a bit as a storm rolled through last night made me a little extra tired. Each element added to my need for sleep and yet increased my joy as well, so it was all worth it.
Yet the fog has settled thick today. It is one of those mornings I could blissfully stare empty minded at the trees dancing in the wind for probably an hour without thinking twice. The beautiful benefit of this fog is that my mind is quiet. I take things as they come. I am slow to react which gives me plenty of time to process. And therefore my stress level stays low. And the best part is that I only really have two things I need to get done today so I can bask in this empty quiet.
I'm grateful for the blessing and beauty of the fog. I'm grateful for the grace of the trees dancing in the wind. I'm grateful to have a wonderful evening with my husband. I'm grateful for all the movement and acrobats my youngest child is performing in my belly. I'm grateful to get to snuggle and comfort my daughter from the noise of the storm because she is growing up so fast and it is nice to have these moments still. I'm grateful she has a bed large enough to accommodate us both comfortably so we can both get some sleep during these times of comfort. And I'm grateful for a day of few demands to just bask in this quiet mental state.
How is your mind this morning? Is it running full speed or is it also taking a quiet seat of observation? There is something to be said for both. What beauty and gratitude can you find in your current state?
May today encompass our needs and may our mind fall in line with the day ahead. Have a beautiful day!