Morning, Joe !

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There’s nothing I like more than being out on my deck as dawn gives way to morning. Sipping the first of several cups of coffee hot and dark, I enjoy the bird song and the cool ending of night slipping into sun-warmed dawn. My mind emerges from the inactivity of sleep and lazily approaches the beginning of day and all that might be ahead for me. I am thankful for another day and for the time alone to greet my maker.  Amen

 

 

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Up at dawn, the dewy freshness of the hour, the morning rapture of the birds, the daily miracle of sunrise, set her heart in tune, and gave her Nature’s most healing balm. ~Louisa May Alcott, “In the Strawberry Bed,” Work: A Story of Experience, 1873

 

Through the blackest night, morning gently tiptoes, feeling its way to dawn. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

 

I have risen early today. Far in the distance, a faint glow paints the horizon. Dawn is coming, gently and full of prayer. I step quietly from my bed, alive to the silences around me. This is the quiet time, the time of innocence and soft thoughts, the childhood of the day. ~Kent Nerburn, “The Gift of the Dawn,” Small Graces: The Quiet Gifts of Everyday Life, 1998

 

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