Morning, softly

The mornings and evenings seem to be the sun’s fastest track. As I write this, it is morning, and the scene outside changes with each glimpse through the window. Not one second ago, the pines were not visible in the dark. Now they brush the sky with their bristles as if blending a pink hue into the gray. The pond is a gentle mirror in one moment, a rippling bathtub for the ducks the next. Egrets in flight are snowy white against the dark shadows still in the forest as if to tell those creatures still sleep-drugged in the darkness that morning is here.

Wake up! Wake up! It’s a new day and time to thank Him who gave it to us!

Squirrels chatter their praise; birds sing hymns as they flit from tree to tree; morning glories open their royal blue with a slow lazy yawn. How God must love this time of day.

Quicker than I can blink, the sun is higher on the horizon, fine-tuning what a moment ago was blurred and softened by night-kissed shade. And each moment I take to add a word here deprives me of the thrill of awakening.

Wake up! It’s morning!

About Linda W. Yezak

Author/Freelance Editor/Speaker (writing and editing topics).
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8 Responses to Morning, softly

  1. Lovely. I enjoyed this very much. Fine writing, Linda.


  2. Lorna G. Poston says:

    Very nice.


  3. pprmint777 says:

    Thanks, Maggie! I love my “desk.” It’s an old two-seater breakfast table that’s been refinished so many times it has worn-spots and padded wooden chairs that squeal when I move. But it’s right in front of the bank of windows overlooking the backyard God blessed us with. I admit. I’m spoiled.


  4. Shaddy says:

    The Lord appreciates that you felt moved enough by the sights before you that you took the time to put them down. And I do too.


  5. K.M. Weiland says:

    I’m usually too bleary-eyed to appreciate the mornings, unfortunately. But evenings, when the sun is going back to bed, are one of my favorite parts of the day.


  6. pprmint777 says:

    Lorna, Shaddy, Katie, thanks for dropping in and sharing my Saturday morning. Today is Monday–trust me, it’s considerably different. I’m listening to C-Span, because that’s where MSB left the TV channel, the washing machine is whirring through its spin cycle, the breakfast dishes are stacked up and the floor is a visible reminder that I didn’t vacuum last week.

    Oy-Vey! It’s Monday!!!!!


  7. Joan Vanden Noven says:

    This is what I love about your writing, Linda. So descriptive and what a relaxing way to end a busy day. We need to spend more time enjoying what God has given us instead of being busy and busy and busy. Thanks for that perspective, Linda!


  8. pprmint777 says:

    Thank you, Joan! I appreciate your comment–and the fact you left one. You’re a sweetheart!


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