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Change: My New Friend

Bright sunlight filtering through the bedroom drapes was the first thing I noticed as I awoke from a restful night’s sleep. Rolling over and climbing out of bed, I made my way to the kitchen for a glass of water and a quick glance at the clock.

8:56 a.m.

Today was my own since my children were spending the day with their grandparents. The thought of my cozy bed quickly lulled me back to the bedroom; however, before I had a chance to climb back between the sheets, I had a curious thought: “Today is the perfect opportunity for change.”

The prospect of incorporating a few changes into my daily routine was appealing to me, so, rather than lounging in bed all morning, then quickly dressing, grabbing a bite to eat, and sitting down at the computer to check my email, bank account, and social media as I usually do, I made it a point to do things differently.

I carefully made my bed, dressed, and prepared fresh juice for breakfast, which I enjoyed at the picnic table in the front yard while perusing a book on nature journaling. How wonderful it was to be outdoors in the morning hours, to feel the warmth of the sun on my face and notice the clear blue sky, the blooming hibiscus tree, and the busy bumblebees humming through the yellow lantana!

Returning to the house, I spent 20 minutes stretching, which both relaxed and invigorated my body.

Making my way to a chair, I read a chapter from the delightful book, Lessons At Blackberry Inn: Adventures with the Gentle Art of Learning by Karen Andreola…..

**Read about the rest of my morning HERE, where I’m guest posting at myrafiacco.com, but first, be sure to check out this lovely book by Karen Andreola that helped reshape my thoughts on change:

 

 

In what ways has change blessed your life?

 

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