I have a weird morning routine, I like to get up before the sun rises, because when it does I want to be there to greet the day.
The first rays will start to peak thru the curtains as I start my breakfast, I can feel it slowly starting to creep in and wake up the mountains and trees first.
You see in my backyard I look out at the Elk mountain range, you could say we know each other really well, we have been together a long time, and this is where my heart is.
My rooster is the first one to let me know the night is subsiding and the day is beginning, he likes to get an early start due to his inner sun clock, he will crow and crow at the very first hint of the upcoming dawn, his girls are still nestled in their beds, and he is out in the yard just a crowing away.
Rooster crowing has been my alarm clock for many years, when I travel I am lost without him in the morning!
As the sun slowly rises and just a glimmer is now evident over the top of the Elk mountain range.
I like to get ready by rushing around the house, tossing open every curtain, starting in the front of the house first.
You see by the time I get to the back of the house, I get to experience this dramatic curtain opening ritual, and when I do, the sun has risen in all its glory flooding the house with amber light and warmth. I can almost sense my inside plants wake up and stretch to start their day.
One of my my first views of the day are the horses and donkeys, I always marvel at how they have stood outside in the cold all night, and when that sun hits them, oh man! it is a sight to see.
I get to witness how they like to slowly wake up, and turn towards all this warmth flooding the pasture, some slowly making their way out of the shelter over to the hay feeder for breakfast. If I time it just right, I eat my breakfast with them, as I watch them out the kitchen window.
My standard greeting is “Good morning sun!”, as I participate with the dramatic opening of the downstairs curtains, I am bathed in morning sunlight.
Try it sometime no matter what your routine is, greet the sun each day, I’m tellin you, it certainly can give a positive feeling in your soul, at that point nothing seems impossible!