Sunday, October 7, 2012
The gift of a beautiful morning
This morning I woke up at 7:00 AM due to construction work across the street from my building. I'm not gonna lie - I was really annoyed (note: it's Sunday morning). This was not the first time the workers have begun construction in the morning earlier than city laws dictate.
Not able to get back to sleep, I decided head outside for a walk with Lucy. It was the best possible way to get rid of my (somewhat petty) negative energy and make my morning a positive one. Words cannot describe how beautiful it was this morning. Seattle has seen the most incredible weather this season, and it just keeps on going and going! Yesterday, we passed 70 degrees - in OCTOBER. Let me tell you, when it rains this Winter I am not going to complain.
The reason why this morning was so great was because of the way it made me feel - happy and peaceful inside. When I went to sit down at the park bench, I closed my eyes and just listened. There was no noise other than the cool morning breeze.
There is something so powerful about being outside when there aren't cars driving by, people yelling, or music playing. Whenever I have these moments, I am reminded how important they are. We are constantly bombarded with noise every day - TV, radio, cars, internet, phones, neighbors, etc. The quiet times often bring us the calm we need to keep things balanced in our lives. For that, I am thankful.
When is the last time you found "quiet" in your life?