Why not get up early, and pray?

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Mornings are tough for me. I think this is true for most, but I know a handful of people that “own” the morning. Up between 4:30 am – 5:30 am (or 7 am on the weekends) to get stuff done! Over the years I have battled with what has been what I can describe as a calling to rise and shine early.  More often than not I ignore what I believe is my soul’s desire, and close my eyes pulling the covers tighter around me. Sooner or later I’ll get around to getting up.

It takes me awhile to get the ball rolling, or at least that is what I tell myself.

Whenever I do get up early, however, I have never regretted it. The mornings are peacefully fresh. Those of you that have kids may think otherwise, but if you get up early enough I am sure you will find it; a cup of coffee doesn’t hurt either. Once you do find that freshness, it is off to the races. For me it often comes in the form or a renewed appreciation for life and the unbounded craving to create and explore.

Today, the actions of creation and exploration for most people does not come in the form of building a shed or going on out to expose uncharted landscape. For most it will likely come in the form of something, that would seem to most, as less fulfilling. Creating a good egg, hash, and bacon breakfast, working out, feeding the cat, or exploring the classified section of the local newspaper. If you are a progressive vegetarian type (like my wife) you’re probably waking everyone up in your quest to make your kale smoothie delight in your extremely quiet VitaMix. And if you don’t read the paper, you are most likely looking at Reddit, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest or some other form of social media feed.

Whatever sparks your morning do not stifle it. Even if it seems less fulfilling than what you think others are doing or have done in the past. Instead, feed it and make sure to keep it diverse. Sooner or later you may come to the realization you actually love what you are doing, or find out what you truly love to do. Furthermore, throughout the day others around you will surely benefit from your choice to seize the day!

Today I prayed, read the Good Book, went fishing, and drank a some very black coffee. Tomorrow it will be different. It may be more, it may be less, it will include coffee, but it won’t be stifled.




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