Thursday, February 25, 2016
When I retired 2 years ago, one of the things I looked forward to was having the time in the morning for quiet reflection. When you teach school and have to be up at 5:30am and out the door by 7am, there isn't much time for morning reflection. Oh, I tried in the evenings but what with dinner, household chores, schoolwork and the exhaustion of a full day's work, I realized I was not giving the concentration and focus that I should have been. So when I retired, I decided that this was my time for morning reflection. Now I am not saying that mornings work for everyone but they do for me. Even though I do not have to rise by any certain time, I have been waking at 7:30am. Coffee is on a timer so it is ready to go when I rise. I put the tv on the SiriusXM music channel with only instrumental music, get my coffee and either read a spiritual book, write in my faith journal or just reflect on my companionship with God for that day. I usually have a good hour before my husband rises for this spiritual time. Having this hour to prepare myself spiritually to face the day has made a positive impact on my peaceful heart & open mind.
Posted by Ellen Fassbender