Five Minute Friday – Morning

I am joining Five Minute Friday over at Heading Home and oh, how I’ve missed you.  I’ve missed writing, but more than that, I’ve missed reading!  This week, I discovered that Kaitlyn Bouchillon’s new books is out and there is a fun contest to celebrate!  I am looking forward to reading the posts from this week as well.  It is good to be back!

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This week’s prompt is an interesting one:  Morning.  So, here goes:

Morning to me is a time of peace, but also anxiety.

I often wake up around 4:30 a.m. for no real good reason and can’t go back to sleep.  I will usually attempt to go back to sleep and sometimes I can, but other times, by 5:15 a.m. or so, if I am not back asleep, I get up.  My house is peaceful in the morning.  The dog stays in bed.  My DD and DH are in bed.  Even the cat isn’t very active.  I can make a pot of coffee and enjoy the still.  Or, I can turn on the news and actually watch it without interruption.  Or, I can do some house chores at a leisurely pace while coffee brews and no one else is making a mess to counteract the chore I’m completing.  But, sometimes, my inner environment is not so peaceful.

Mornings are also a time for realizing all the things I have not done that should have been done the day before.  And although the morning is a good time for getting things done, I start off the day under a cloud of anxiety and deadlines.  Those mornings are still quiet on the outside and I can often accomplish what needs to be accomplished, but I often am already feeling somewhat anxious and tired by 7 or 8 a.m.  I much more like the peaceful, slow and simple mornings.

For that reason, I am trying to get ahead on things that need to be done. Quiet and still and peaceful are so much better than frantic and stressful!

8 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday – Morning

  1. Stopping by from FMF. Thanks for sharing your experience. May you find the balance you need to enjoy those early quiet moments and not feel stressed, but also be productive with your time. Bless you!

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  2. I hate it when I wake up way early. I had always heard that some people wake up like that and pray because they feel there must be a reason they are waking up. So now I always wonder if there’s something I need to be praying about when I wake up like that. Most likely it’s just my crazy body but you never know, am I right? 🙂
    Have a blessed weekend!

    Lynette
    ~#79 on linkup

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    • I definitely will sometimes pray during that time. Especially when I’m trying to go back to sleep and want to be calm. But, sometimes that is when I realize what I forgot to do the day before (God tapping me on the shoulder, perhaps?) and I have to jump up and get moving. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

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  3. So glad to have you with us this week! Thank you for writing and linking up! Hope you have a week full of peaceful mornings — preferably ones that start later than 4:30am! 😉

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