Today is cold with a capital C. The water in the birdbaths is frozen hard and a blanket of frost covers the rooftops and grassy areas around my home. Silence reigns.
The sun has not quite risen above the treetops, keeping the landscape in shadows. Slowly, but surely, as the sun moves higher into the sky it illuminates everything in its’ path. Trees and shrubs appear like magic to enhance the view from my window for another day.
I love to watch the ‘world’ around me wake up, keeping me company. Armed with my coffee, Bible and writing paper and pen (for those thoughts that, Hopefully, pop into my head), I seat myself by the picture window and watch a new day appear before my eyes.
This (almost) daily routine is what I call my ‘quiet’ time. I need tranquility in order to start my day well. The heaviness of sleep gradually fades away and is replaced by (a modicom of) alertness. As the darkness of night-time succumbs to sunlight I too, slowly emerge from the fog of slumber.
So, come on sunshine. Kickstart my day.
I hope that you find some sunshine in your day too.