Thursday, July 14, 2011

Sea shore mornings

I have recently tried to become a morning person. It is so super difficult for me to get out of bed in the mornings, but once I'm up I'm glad I made myself get going! It is just so magical here in the mornings, something about it pulls me in. Maybe the way the sun shines through the palm trees, softer and fresher than any other time of day. Or maybe it is the silence. Few are walking around so early. It is so peaceful and sweet!

I have started to go for early morning jogs a few times a week. I set my alarm for 6 a.m., climb out of bed to pull on my running gear, then head out the door. Splashing through puddles and getting sprayed by sprinklers, I make my way through town to the quiet sea shore. Half way through my morning romp, I stop and just stand still. I take a moment to soak it all in, looking around me at the sand and shells, at the sun glistening off the water. Then I'll close my eyes and feel, and listen. I feel the cool morning breeze brush across my skin and the warm sun on my face. I smell the salty sea air. I hear the waves crashing, gulls calling. And I have never been more at peace. I am so blessed. God is so great!

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