"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly. "One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower."

-Hans Christian Andersen

Monday, April 25, 2011

A Slow Morning

I woke up earlier than usual this morning.  My son is going on his Senior trip and I have a lot on my mind. I have to make sure he dosen't oversleep (he's usually good about getting up on time but he had to get out extra early) I have to ask all of the usual questions...Is your cell phone charged?  Do you have enough money? There's a chance of rain, did you pack your slicker? A few other questions were asked and of course I got the expected response of  "yes mom" to all of them.  He knows the drill, I'm just double checking.  After he left, my thoughts immediately turned to all of the things that I had to do today.  Afterall, I was up extra early.  I decided to not waste a moment and jump right into my day.  That's when it hit me...The question that I asked myself -- Why am I doing all of this now?  I decided at that moment to slow my morning down.  I put the kettle on, prepared my favorite tea, pulled out some favorite magazines, took my tea to my bedroom, and had a lovely morning browsing my mags, listening to the birds sing, and watching the morning sunlight filter through the window.

So calming.   I'm glad I listened to my inner voice in this instance because so often I do not; there's so much to do each day. 

Thanks for taking a moment out of your day to visit with me and if you can, make time to have a Slow Morning.

Sharing this post with  Tea Time Tuesday, and Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday.  There's lots of tea time inspiration to share.


Vintage Gal said...

What a beautiful picture. I did have a slow morning too. I enjoyed every minute ;-)

Shirley said...

Beautiful...just beautiful and I'm so happy you enjoyed the start of your day. We forget to be good to ourselves so thanks for the reminder!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Most of my mornings are slow mornings but not so today. Hubby had the day off so we have been busy all day.
Your photo is just lovely and I'm glad you took some time for yourself today. Thank you for stopping by and taking time to join me for tea today.


Willow said...

I totally agree that sometimes we do need to take part of the morning and just relax. Sounds beautiful.

Snap said...

Oh yes! It's good to remember to slow down and listen to the universe ... especially with a cup of tea and a book or magazine. happy tea day!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Vee
We have to remember to take time for ourselves when home life is hectic.
Sitting with a cup of tea and good magazines would slow anyone down
and give them time to refresh.
Your morning sounded just lovely, espcially with the sound of birds to help instil calmness.

Kathy said...

Oh boy! do I know those mornings! I too get up when something's going on and have my mind racing - praise the Lord for his word and good music to sooth the soul! Oh, yes and of course tea!
Hope he has a wonderful and safe Senior trip!

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Gorgeous setting! Really appreciate you sharing this great post with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

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