Monday, June 10, 2013

Great Day in the Morning!

Are you one of those individuals who get up at the crack of dawn?

Confession time: I am. Or least most of the time. I love rising and knowing I've got a whole lovely day ahead of me. Fresh and brand new, ready for me to go at it with renewed strength and vigor.

I didn't use to be that way. I liked (and still do on occasion) staying up late, then catching up on my sleep in the morning, although I've NEVER EVER been one of those who can sleep in till all hours. Sorry, that's not me.

Let me tell you what I like about the early mornings:

The misty dawn sliding up over the hill tops. We live in the hills--not mountains--hills. I don't know if there's anything more lovely than waking and seeing that beautiful blue-gray mist hanging over a valley.

Then there's the animals. They waken, and those dependent on us for their nurture--come bounding--big and small alike--awake and crying out for their sustenance of the day.

"Feed me, feed me!" the spoiled animals say.

And we caring humans bow to their demands. Their innocent and loyal faces ready and waiting patiently--or impatiently--whatever the case.

I love the dew on the summer grass, getting my toes wet or my nose when I bend to smell the roses. I love the new soft layers of snow--untouched and clean from the night's storm.

I like starting anew with a fresh aspect on the day. Sometimes it only takes a nighttime to clear my brain of a confusing fog of hesitation, to know what to do about a situation. I like starting my writing of the day with the new idea that came to me in the night.

I love the sleepy sound of birds beginning their morning songs. I like the sound of my coffee dripping into its pot. I like the tingle of coldness on a winter day before the house warms enough to take away the crispness. I like the patter of rain drops on my roof and on my umbrella when I dash around in it.

Now you can see why I titled this meander what I did. It's because I thank God for mornings.

Carole Brown's debut novel, The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman (a semi-finalist in the ACFW Genesis contest), releases September 2013. She's also published several children's stories. She blogs at and at .  She's a reviewer at the Suspense Zone and helps out at the ACFWBookclub. Besides being a member of ACFW, she also belongs to many writing groups, the Central Ohio Fiction Writers, Sisters in Crime, Romance Writers of America, and is the founder of the Circle of Pens where she mentors beginning writers. Connect with her on Facebook at: or Twitter at:

She and her husband have ministered nationally and internationally and enjoy their grandsons, traveling, gardening, good food, the simple life, and did she mention their grandsons?


Jeanette Levellie said...

I love mornings, too, Caroline. So exciting about your book's release!

Ada Brownell said...

Great piece. Enjoyed it so much. I love mornings,too.

J.B. DiNizo said...

Yes, mornings are wonderful! I used to be a night person until Geezerdom. Now I adore sunrise and a new day's beginning!

Caroline said...

Thanks for the comments, ladies. And I'm getting more excited as the day approaches, Jen. :)

Deborah Dee Harper said...

Caroline... what a lovely description of early morning hours. Thanks so much for reminding me how special that time is.


Caroline said...

Thanks, Deborah, for commenting. Mornings are very special times for me too.

cathy boyd said...

Enjoyed , your story about the morning, i enjoy the dew, in the morning's, also but i;m not a morning person, like to sleep late,but then i realise, where has the morning went,i slept it all away,