Good mornings

lake morningThere are two things in my life that I know I get from my dad – a love of being near water and an unnatural ability to pop out of bed early with a clear head no matter what time I got there.

Many a vacation morning at our family lake house he would pop his head into my room to see if I would want to take a boat ride. “Let’s check out the sunrise over the water,” he would suggest. Usually already awake, I would grab a sweat shirt and follow him quietly out the door.

Walking down the long hill to the dock, my shoes and toes would always get wet and slippery from the dew. I would help untie the boat and get us pushed off, and he would slowly take us across the smooth water.

Then it would happen. The sun would start to peek over the mountain tops setting the sky on fire and the calm waters reflecting all those colors back to heaven. Those moments cutting through the water, wind in my hair, and sun in my eyes are some of my favorites.

They were a rare bit of peace before all of the other boats stirred up the waves and the families came out to swim, ski and tube. I loved those early morning moments – like a secret between us while the rest of the house was sleeping.

For me, mornings are nearly always a treat. While my household is still sleeping, I have a chance to score quiet time to think and plan my day. If I want, I can get in a few chores without interruption. I can get ahead on a project or write or knit or just sit on my desk with coffee watching the sun push the moon out of the sky. It’s my absolute favorite time of day.

Thanks, Dad.


This post was inspired by The Daily Post.

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Are you a night owl or are you the early bird? What’s your most productive time of day? When do you do your best work?


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