Thursday, March 12, 2009

Morning dew and gumdrops

I'm not one to hit snooze, but while I've been adjusting to my earlier schedule for my longer work commute, I have crawled back into bed after being up for a few minutes longing for that extra 20 minutes of sleep back. As I lay there this morning, I heard birds chirping outside my window. I hadn't noticed them yet this spring (it is spring, right?) and it took me back to a simpler time in my childhood full of hope and excitement for warm weather, playing softball, summer break - a time when I would sit around noticing the little things around me.

I'm going to enjoy this morning dew and crisp anticipation of the day. Why should I rush to worry about the day's agenda and stresses?

1 comment:

Amanda said...

We are agreed on this. There are these sparrows that roost outside my window and they start chirping at the crack of dawn. I used to get so irritated with them that I would bang on my air conditioner and yell at them. Of course the banging only scared them for a minute or two and this is not the sort of anger I like to wake up with. So, I began to love them and look forward to thier chirping and excitement toward the new day. Yes, spring is upon us and it's nice to have a gentle (or not so gentle) call every morning. And, since I am a worrier sometimes, it is a good reminder of Matthew 6: 25-26
"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat (or drink), or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?
Look at the birds in the sky; they do not sow or reap, they gather nothing into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are not you more important than they?