Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Serendipity in the Morning

Despite the chaos with children in our household who need prodding to prepare for the day, there are moments of sublime wonder too.

It took my breath away to find my sweetie had already done the grocery shopping—by 6 a.m.. He also left a bar of dark chocolate in the cupboard, which could only be for me.

Smokey contemplates his wheel.
I save a moment for my gerbils. I hand them a bit of cardboard so they are busy for the day. Plus, they take sunflower seed treats. They are cute little creatures that never fail to make me smile.

Geese honking overhead on the commute are glorious. It's a common occurrence these days, morning and evening.

It's like froth on a latte to discover dry dirt road instead of wheel sucking mud for the last mile of my ride—the best way to start the day.

It's true that we shouldn't sweat the small stuff. My son broke a window last week just before heading out the door, but thankfully no one was hurt. Instead, I try to appreciate a smile, a wave, chirping birds, flowers pushing through the soil. The beauty of Spring. What could be better than discovering steam escaping the sugar shacks for a heavenly scented ride?


  1. What a lovely start to the day. The picture of the geese is lovely and I'm rather jealous of a nearest and dearest who not only grocery shops in the small, wee hours, but, remembers chocolate! Enjoy!


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