Monday Morning Wake-Up Call


An early riser, an optimist by nature, a lover of mornings, I’m always eager to launch myself into the day. And it doesn’t take much to make me happy: A cup of strong coffee laced with cream or a handful of frozen blueberries from my summer-stash in the freezer, a silly joke shared with my husband, a good-morning text from a far-away friend, the hairy woodpecker hanging upside-down at the feeder, busily extracting his morning ration of sunflower seeds, a sky fluid with traveling clouds executing their own sublime choreography, or a soft grey mantle of mist draped across the nearby hills. Looking around at the life I’m privileged to live, I see much to be grateful for.

~ Katrina Kenison, from Mending the World (Jan 20, 2017)





  1. She is describing my life!! But don’t think it’s that perfect ha. 😀 Beautiful 🌿🌾

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  2. Joy and fulfillment gleaned from the simplest of sources and readily available to all,mid we but lift our heads. Love this, pal. Happy Monday!

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  3. She forgot…and a wake up call from DK. 😉

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  4. ‘If’ not ‘mid’ — I swear my iPad has a gremlin….

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  5. i can identify with every word of this.

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  6. Gratitude for the simplest, yet most important. ❤️

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  7. What a great start to the day. Time to put the coffee on ☕️

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  8. Greatful, Indeed.

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  9. I’m not a morning person David; that is to say I’m not the most energetic that time of day, but I do love the stillness of mornings and I am an optimist! Love Katrina’s observations here! ❤
    Diana xo

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  10. Wonderful…
    Rest of her essay is powerful.

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  11. Always an early riser, morning has been my favorite time of the day. Cheers to all early risers. :o)

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  12. “Looking around at the life I’m privileged to live, I see much to be grateful for.” I so agree, Amen! Morning is also my favorite time of day. I like how she is content, in-tune with her husband, the passing of inner and outer environment and eyes open enough to draw it in and her heart open to appreciate, it all.

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  13. roseanne333 says:

    Does this describe you, David? I loved this. Early mornings are my favorite. I don’t mind sharing this time but if I’m alone I’m supremely happy. 😊 If you were to ask my family, they’d tell you this is me, to a T.
    Again here, as in previous posts, the simple and ordinary become gift.

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  14. I love early mornings no have much to be grateful for.

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  15. Early morning has always been my best time–creatively & mentally. I’m grieving a loss of some of that as I sometimes have to wait for my meds to kick in late morning to feel OK. But since my memory is Swiss cheese, I wonder if I’m gaining more “OK” time instead of waking up Black and staying Black.
    Yeah. I think the grief is a story.

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