I have the world to myself….


Sunrise on Lake Erie
Sunrise on Lake Erie

I am an early bird!  Ever since I was a young girl I would always be the first of my friends up and about and calling their houses endlessly because I wanted to start hanging out and playing stat!  Now that I am a “little older” I LOVE waking up early and having the world to myself before the rest of the town wakes up.  When I lived in Venice Beach I would wake up and throw on some flip flops, put my hair up and walk down to the ocean with a cup of coffee in hand.  If I woke up early enough I could get down to the shore in time to watch the dolphins surf the waves.  Looking out at the vast Pacific and knowing there is a whole other world beneath those waves is just humbling to me.  Gosh those were some magical times! 

There is something about being with the earth in the morning sunlight with just the sounds of nature that just makes me overflow with happiness.  I have dated men that didn’t like that I was an early riser.  They would complain and say, “Can’t you just sleep in?”  But I love to be up in the morning, pitter pattering around the house making coffee, sweeping the floor or going out to get the paper.  I then would make coffee for the both of us, take it to our room and read the paper in bed while they slept in a little longer.  Now what guy would have a problem with that?!  Apparently I have not met “my guy” yet as I am sure he would appreciate having the house cleaned and coffee brought to him before he even got out of bed to pee!!!  😉  The right guy will be beside me at the lake in the early morning light..

Now I realize I have this luxury because I do not yet have children but when I do one day, I will wake their little sleepy heads and carry them all nestled and warm to the lake to watch the morning sunshine wash across their beautiful faces.

As my thoughts flow from me this morning I am sitting atop the little gem I found yesterday in RRR.  There is a definite chill in the air but I made a hot cup of coffee and brought a warm blanket to keep the chill away.  What I wouldn’t give for a hammock right now tied between 2 pines I saw earlier all warm and cozy in a sleeping bag!  I am listening to the water flow down the river below, watching the big fat robins hunt for worms and feeling the wind rush past me.  I am so in love 🙂

My morning office :)
My morning office 🙂

I hope this day finds you all at peace and happy.  May spring bring new beginnings and lots of love for you!

Peace, love and lots of warm sunshine,

~Lori

“Give what you have.  To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.”

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

What do you love most about mornings?

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