Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Seizing the Moment...

good morning!
it's very early morning here.
every second week
mr m has to be at work by 4 a.m.
i find myself waking up at 3 or thereabouts
in sympathy.
mostly i just go back to sleep when his car drives off
but this morning i'm wide awake.
my mind was buzzing with some material
i'm teaching later this morning
i've just done some extra prep
that i was too tired to do last night.
the early hours of the morning
are like a bonus to the day.
they are good hours for thinking
when the house is quiet
a special kind of stillness pervades the neighbourhood.
even the birds are silent.
by the time they
start their morning chorus
i'll be back in bed
just catching a few extra zzzzz's
before getting up for real
this morning!
what opportunities
await you today i wonder?
seize the moment
live life to the fullest and a little!
naturally Carol xox


  1. Hi Carol, Thank you for these inspiring words. I was talking last night to a friend about how I wanted to get up earlier...get going earlier. Yes, the early morning is a special time. But it does mean going to bed earlier...which is what I struggle with.

  2. My goodness me, that's early!! We get up at 6.30, but it was earlier this morning. It is a good time of the day. Sometimes it's harder than others getting up and getting moving. Speaking of, it's time for my shower! Have a great day and thanks for dropping by my blog x

  3. Hi Carol, I appreciate this inspirational post. I love the early morning, it feels wonderful to be up for the day with so much time spread before you.

  4. I love to be up when the sun is just peeking over the horizon and there is a lovely golden light.....nice to sit and ponder with a cup of tea....

  5. It's not often I arise that early Carol but when I do wake in the stillness of the morning I make the most of the peace and quiet before the kids start stirring.

  6. A lovely post ... and beautiful pics too. Hope you have a great day & enjoy your teaching,

  7. I'm always amazed at the amount I get done by 10am when I rise really early! Hope you got that extra snooze :-)

  8. Hope your morning went well......the early morning is the best on those days I can drag myself out to enjoy them.xxxx

  9. What glorious images Carol :)

    I'm afraid I'd probably just snuggle back under the covers at that time in the morning!

  10. Since I've retired I've tended to stay up quite late (midnight) crafting, and then sleep in later. When i worked i was up at 5.30am...but in bed by 9.30pm. A lovely post once again!

  11. Wow, 3 is early Carol, but I completely understand your point about it being a good time to think or even get a few things done. I find myself taking advantage of the hours up until about 1am these days... it's like a whole other section of the day I reserve to do MY things... well sewing/catching up online kinda things.
    Hope your talk/session that you were teaching was all the better for that extra time you were able to spend on preparing for it xo


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