As autumn settles in, my morning routine changes too. If I wake up early, just as the sun starts to rise, I go through the house turning on lamps and plugging in seasonal lights that give a cozy glow to the morning. Sometimes, if I have extra time, I might even light a few candles on my mantel to enjoy while I sit and enjoy an early morning cup of coffee.
It's quiet in the house, no distractions from the sound of the television or sounds from the neighboring houses. There is time to wake up slowly and think about the day ahead. I am not what you would consider a morning person, but this kind of quiet reflection can be a great way to start the day. No rushing around, but letting the natural rythym of the morning light dictate how the day will begin.
The day ahead may be filled with busy things and my to do list may be long, but in the early mornings, just for a few moments, those worries can be held at bay. These autumn mornings already feel fleeting, as we head towards November, but I will savor the early morning light as long as I can.
Have a wonderful weekend.
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